WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children are invited to make peace a priority this month, both at home and abroad. Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, chief executive of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, invites children to take the lead in pursuing the peace that will ensure they have any chance for an abundant future.
Henry-Crowe has proposed a multifaceted initiative, led by children, to engage all generations in the United Methodist Peace with Justice Sunday, which is May 31 this year but can be observed at any time amenable to a congregation’s programming schedule.
The initiative, “Hate Hurts, Peace Heals,” will include a reading list on peace for children and Sunday school classes, an opportunity to submit original prayers for peace and gathering offerings for peace. The offerings should be presented during the local church’s Peace with Justice observance.
Original prayers should be sent to the General Board of Church & Society, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about the initiative, including how proceeds from the special offering are allocated, and to find resources for study and worship, click here.