Each year the first special offering promotion supports Week of Compassion, the emergency relief, refugee, and development ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Congregations can support Week of Compassion at any point through the year, but they are encouraged to intentionally collect support on February 20 and 27.
Many in our region are familiar with the emergency relief ministry of Week of Compassion. In the past few years, Week of Compassion has provided direct assistance to people and congregations affected by the 2020 derecho, COVID, fires, and tornadoes.
Week of Compassion has prepared many resources to explain their ministry.