noting the places and ways we have served together in the last year
Communities around the word, time and again, have seen conflict, illness, emergency, disaster, and storms of every kind. And time and again, compassion has responded.
As disruption, grief, and loss come in wave upon wave, compassion is there. While wars rage and displaced families seek shelter, compassion is there. When winds and water overwhelm and destroy, compassion is there. As individuals and communities wonder what to do now or next, compassion is there.
"When Week of Compassion is there, the whole church is there." Rev. Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President
In every generous moment of prayer and support, with every coinbox and check and bake sale and special offering, because of every partnership and collaboration and far-reaching vision of a world where God's people transform suffering into hope, Week of Compassion - Disciples - you - the whole church, is there.
With this map and list, you can see where your compassion has brought transformative hope, responding to needs throughout 2022. We hope you’ll see how compassion is there, in response to every sorrow, and join us in prayer as we renew our commitment to the One who draws us into a future of hope, peace, joy, and love. Every blessing, Discples.
Holy One of mystery and grace, move among us, we pray. Inspire our living and our giving, that we might reveal your creative wonder and your generous compassion in all we do and are.
Compassionate Christ, move among us, we pray. Call to us with justice and fill us with your mercy, that we might respond with courage, with our lives as witness to the power of your call.
Spirit of power and truth, move among us, we pray. Breathe into us your discernment and wisdom, that we might know the work that is ours to do, and pursue it with with every breath.
For the sake of the Gospel good news, in the name of the Christ alive in the world, Amen.
For an interactive view of 2022 Responses, click the map.