2013 Pentecost Offering
The Pentecost Offering is traditionally received on the day of Pentecost. It provides a direct way to meet the needs of children at risk, youth, and young adults. Congregations are encouraged to keep 40 percent of the Offering to support ministries benefiting these age groups in their communities.
The General Assembly’s portion (60 percent) provides leadership development opportunities for Presbyterian youth and young adults and supports children-at-risk programs at the national level. Since 1998, Presbyterians of all ages have raised more than $8 million for these ministries that benefit younger members of God’s family.
Each of the stories in the four bulletin inserts can be used or adapted for presentation the same Sunday that the insert is in the bulletin.
..in addition, I did update the language above to be more inclusive to other types of ministries.
Bruce, We've been asking congregations to submit stories regarding how they're using their portion of Pentecost receipts, to provide as examples to other PC(USA) churches. If you could provide something like this regarding funds used towards campus and camping ministries we'd love to include it on our website and in our monthly newsletter.
Why are we not compliant with Special Offering Task Force (approved by GA 2008/San Jose) recommendation that congregations be encouraged to consider campus & camping ministries within their bounds as recipients the congregation's portion of receipts? 2012 Pentecost Offering posits "children at risk" only.