Archbishop Desmond Tutu once wrote, “Without forgiveness there can be no future for a relationship between individuals or within and between nations.” Join us for a closer look at the ministry of reconciliation.
We will also receive this year’s UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Offering. For more than 50 years, UM congregations have been taking part in a special UMCOR Sunday offering, laying the foundation for UMCOR’s ministry of relief and hope. All the gifts UMCOR receives through this offering, along with other undesignated gifts made throughout the year, cover UMCOR’s costs of doing business. Gifts like yours make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects our donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.
2 Corinthians 5:16-21, NRSV
16From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; 19that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 20So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.