A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of conflict and injustice across the world. Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this Offering to connect with the global witness of Christ’s peace. Mid councils retain an additional 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.
Our 25% portion will go to a scholarship ministry at the Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Hills, a church many of you may be familiar with through our yearly participation in the Martin Luther King Community Worship Service in January:
Scholarship Ministry – The Scholarship Ministry encourages the youth of Antioch to continue their education upon graduation from high school, disseminates grant and educational funding information, and highlights internship and employment opportunities. The Scholarship ministry evaluates scholarship applications and recommends awards from the Annie Y. Fisher College Scholarship Fund. This ministry provides ongoing mentoring to college students throughout their rigorous educational pursuits.