Good Friday Offering

Good Friday Offering

Dear Bishop Beisner & the Diocese of Northern California,

I give thanks for the mission God has entrusted to us, and for your leadership as a faithful witness to that mission. 

This brief letter to you today is to encourage your personal support for the 90th annual collection of the Good Friday Offering.  You are well aware of the ongoing challenges for Christians and their neighbors throughout the Middle East.  This offering continues to provide vital tangible support for ministries of education, health care, and peace-building throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

The Episcopal-Anglican presence in the Middle East includes ministry in Egypt, Cyprus, the Gulf States, Iraq, Ethiopia, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon, as well as in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  The bishops, clergy, and people of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East sponsor, support, and sustain institutions that teach, heal, and act with compassion toward the people of those nations.  They do the same kind of work Jesus modeled for us as witnesses to the reconciling love of God for all people.  The Good Friday Offering provides essential funding to strengthen the visibility of the Christian presence throughout the Province.

A letter has also gone to all Episcopal congregations requesting your generous support of the Good Friday Offering, and I am asking for your commitment to assist in this annual campaign.  Good Friday Offering materials are available in English, Spanish, and French at

I am deeply grateful for your solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.  I believe this annual appeal is a unique spiritual opportunity to continue Jesus' work in the land of his birth and earthly ministry.  Please join me in continuing that incarnate presence of love and healing. I remain

Your servant in Christ,

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

Presiding Bishop and Primate


Mailing Instructions:

Please send donations for the Good Friday Offering collected on Good Friday to the Office of the Bishop.  Please use the Remittance Form available on our website.  Specify on the "other donations" line that your check (made payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California) is for the Good Friday Offering in whatever amount you collect. 

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