Petition 81501

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Retain Special Sundays (81501-GA-¶264)

Retain the six Special Sundays with churchwide offerings as described in ¶264 of the 2004 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church: Human Relations Day, One Great Hour of Sharing, World Communion Sunday, United Methodist Student Day, Peace with Justice Sunday and Native American Ministries Sunday.

Rationale

To provide United Methodist congregations opportunities for designated giving to national and international mission projects, national and international emergency relief programs, and scholarship and loan programs for United Methodist students pursuing their academic and vocational goals.