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Reformation Sunday : Honoring Aged Ministers and Widows

Sunday, October 31, 2010 has been set as Reformation Sunday in the Church of God.

In 1992 the General Assembly declared one Sunday a year to focus on honoring those who have gone before, blazing the trails of ministry through evangelism, pastoring and church planting. These saints of God are worthy of recognition and support and Reformation Sunday is the venue in which churches and individuals are asked to place this day into action. On October 31, every Church of God congregation is asked to designate a special love offering exclusively for aged ministers and widows.
Reformation Sunday evolved from the scripture Romans 1:17 which states, “The just shall live by faith.” It celebrates the historical beginning of the doctrinal emphasis of the reformers.

In a recent letter to all pastors, Church of God General Overseer Dr. Raymond Culpepper asked that this offering be given high priority this year, especially in light of the economic climate which has particularly affected aged and retired ministers. One-fourth of the offering will be used to help fund financial assistance to aged ministers with emergency needs. The remainder will be given as a special love gift from the church to retired ministers and widows at Christmas.

A special PowerPoint presentation has been developed for Reformation Sunday and is available for download on the Church of God Web site by clicking on the Reformation Sunday graphic. Please remember this special day of commemoration for these warriors of the faith by encouraging your church leaders to participate generously in a Reformation Sunday offering.

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