The special mission offering for May is our annual offering for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. We are one of the original congregational partners of BPFNA,. generously supporting their important work over the years. The mission of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is to gather, equip and mobilize Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice.
The BPFNA website has this to say about the organization:
What comes to mind when you hear the word Baptist? Do you think peacemaker? How about folks who care for the poor, resist racial discrimination, speak out about worldwide injustices and care for the environment? If that is not your vision of Baptist, then we invite you to stay a while, find out more about us and learn what the word Baptist means around here. The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America works to gather, equip and mobilize Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice.
As the largest network of Baptist peacemakers in the world, we celebrate and support the peacemaking work done by Baptist churches in Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico by raising the visibility of these efforts; bringing peacemakers together in regional and international gatherings; and providing resources, speakers and training to our members. We also actively connect with peacemakers from other traditions, faith-based and secular, to build alliances and work together toward our common goal of a more just and peaceful world.
Copies of BPFNA’s award -winning magazirne1 Baptist Peacemaker, along with other literature , information on this Summer’s “Peace Camp,” and a brochure for individual membership are available in the church entry way or from the office. For further information, see the website at bpfna.org. FBC Palo Alto is a charter member congregation of BPFNA.
We urge you to give generously. Our goal for this offering is $500.