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Planting Seeds for Stronger Communities

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, the Presbyterian Hunger Program has been able to partner with Huerto de la Familia (The Family Garden) and other successful organizations which address hunger and poverty through food production, income generation, advocacy and other holistic programs.

Huerto de la Familia is a community-based gardening and micro-enterprise program in Oregon. It works with Latino families to connect them with each other, their community, and the earth while growing their own organic food. That’s where Roberto’s daughter learned to garden and discovered her love for broccoli.

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SDOP Funds After School Program

One Great Hour of Sharing Interested in learning more about how your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing are making in impact? Here’s an inspiring story about the Infinite Legacy Program in Akron, Ohio, which has benefited greatly from an OGHS funded grant, gifted by Self-Development of People.  “Through One Great Hour of Sharing,… Read more »

Change for Chickens

Southminster Presbyterian in Taylor, Michigan, started a program called ‘Change for Chickens’, collecting loose change with a set goal of raising $50 so they’d be able to purchase two families of chickens from the Presbyterian Giving Catalog.

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Lights|Camera|IMPACT

Pentecost Offering For the second year, Presbyterian youth groups from across the country are invited to submit original videos communicating the impact and importance of the Pentecost Offering. The top three videos will be featured on the Special Offerings blog and social media sites. The winning youth groups will also receive up to three paid registrations… Read more »

Huerto de la Familia – The Family Garden

Impact Video Series Over the course of 2014 I’ll be visiting with people who are diligently working to transform communities across the country, empowered by the gifts you are making to the Special Offerings, and reporting back to you through a series of videos.  Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit with the… Read more »

One Great Hour of Sharing Resources Available

Looking to promote One Great Hour of Sharing in your church this year? We’ve got some great resources for you! The links below will take you to the download pages 🙂 Leaders Guide Minutes for Mission Bulletin Inserts

A Wishing Well

Inspired by the opportunity to sponsor a garden well in the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, youth representatives from First Presbyterian Church in Mission, Texas have come up with a creative way to fund their gift – they have posted a “Wishing Well” in the narthex of their church, asking all who pass by to throw in their spare change with a prayer for those without access to clean water. 

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The Bread and the Cup

I have a friend named Ryan. Ryan challenges me daily. His approach to life and theology is fresh and exciting… and more than a little scary to my traditional sentiment. This week we celebrated communion at the new worshiping community he leads here in Louisville. Hearing him speak about communion is always fun for me…. Read more »

March 9 is “Wear Your Blue” Sunday

From Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: The first Sunday in Lent (March 9, 2014) has been designated “Wear your blue t-shirt to church Sunday” as a testament of one of the ways One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference. Disaster after disaster, Presbyterians have responded in record numbers with prayers, financial gifts, and hands-on-experience.  Over the last… Read more »