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Offertory Prayers and Invitation to the Offering

By Ken Sloane

Each month’s Offertory Prayers includes an “Invitation to the Offering” along with a digital image for those who might want to use it. We hope you will find this a helpful way to remind the people in your pews that their offering travels to many places to make a powerful difference in the lives of people they may never meet.

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Photo courtesy of UMC Health Board, East Congo.

Your offering last week empowered ministry within our congregation and responded to the needs of our community. It also supported the work done beyond your parish, such as grants that have supported training programs across Africa on prevention and control in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Global Ministries agency has been dispersing “solidarity grants” — thirty-two grants of just under $10,000 each, for a total of $346,000—to help combat the spread of the disease. Ministries like these happen, thanks to the way the people of The United Methodist Church live and give connectionally. I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.

Click here to read more about solidarity grants.

For Freedom

Offertory Prayers

Nothing Shall Separate Us

Offertory Prayers

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Photo courtesy of General Commission on Religion & Race.

Your offering last week empowered ministry within our congregation and responded to the needs of our community. It also supported the work done to empower and equip those in our church to be actively anti-racist. One example is the work of our General Commission on Religion & Race (GCORR). This agency is facilitating conversations on topics of racial justice and developing an online course titled “Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think.”

Ministries like these happen, thanks to the way the people of The United Methodist Church live and give connectionally. I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.

Click here to read more about GCORR and the Implicit Bias course.

Because God

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