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Peace And Global WitnessSince 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through special offerings to share God’s love with people experiencing need. Recognizing that the hope we have in Christ is lived out in our hope for one another, we respond with gifts that help our siblings around the world find hope for a brighter future. The Peace & Global Witness Offering is received during the Season of Peace which begins in early September and ends on World Communion Sunday in October.

The congregation of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church has generously supported the Peace & Global Witness Offering and its predecessor, the Peacemaking Offering, since they began. Seventy-five percent of the offering received goes to support peacemaking activities of the General Assembly and the Presbytery of San Jose. The remaining portion of the offering is retained by our church and over the years has been sent to a variety of organizations that support peace and social justice. Among them are Swords to Plowshares, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Friends Outside, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, United Negro College Fund, She Is Safe, Grateful Garment, and Annunciation House.

The 2020 recipients are Thurgood Marshall College Fund and The Black Organizing Project.