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Triennium Reflections

This year, I attended my first Presbyterian Youth Triennium – despite being a lifelong Presbyterian and working for the church during the last two of these tri-annual events. With my connection to the Special Offerings, I was so excited to be a part of this year’s event: the Pentecost Offering, which supports Triennium, is easily… Read more »

Special Offerings Update

My apologies for disappearing from the blogging world – summer is a busy time here, but it also brings several exciting things to share with you! I met several of you at the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, and was able to share in person our newest Special Offerings resource. It is our first comprehensive… Read more »

A Garden Well of Living Waters

Guest Post by Rev. Sommer Bower The following letter is republished from the First Presbyterian Church of Americus, GA: The Samaritan woman asked, “Why do you, a Jewish man, ask for something to drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” (Jews and Samaritans didn’t associate with each other.) Jesus responded, “If you recognized God’s gift and… Read more »

Gifts make a difference for the giver and the recipient

Teresa Mader, our project manager for the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, recently received a wonderful letter from the clerk of session, Sandra Silkey, from United Presbyterian Church in Princeton, Indiana. The young children of her church had a wonderful time learning about the people helped by items in the Giving Catalog, and raising funds to donate…. Read more »

OGHS at OLCCP

Guest Post by Elizabeth Belcher As One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) stories come in, we love to share the unique ideas from each congregation. Today’s post is provided by Elizabeth Belcher, Director of Children’s Ministries at Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian. This year, when the kids did their OGHS fish boxes, we wanted something… Read more »

The First Third of Life, Your First Impression of the World

We all know the importance of a first impression. As kids, we all learned about strong handshakes and heard, “First impressions are the most lasting,” and “You don’t get a second chance at a first impression.” Think of all the firsts in your life: your first best friend, your first day of school, your first… Read more »

Would you consider receiving the Pentecost Offering?

One simple question asked by a Special Offerings volunteer had immense impact on the Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, WA. by Sally Wright When Newport Presbyterian Church was approached with this question by a volunteer for Special Offerings, they hadn’t received the Pentecost Offering in several years. By building a stronger understanding of the offering… Read more »

Minute for Mission: Presbyterian Youth Triennium

Five Days of Faith Formation that Lasts a Lifetime The Presbyterian Youth Triennium is only a five-day event, but its impact on young people can span a lifetime. Rev. Perryn Rice, one of the preachers for the upcoming Triennium in July, will shape his message to help youth leave Triennium with its lessons and impressions… Read more »

Minute for Mission: Presbyterian Youth Triennium

Five Days of Faith Formation that Lasts a Lifetime The Presbyterian Youth Triennium is only a five-day event, but its impact on young people can span a lifetime. Rev. Perryn Rice, one of the preachers for the upcoming Triennium in July, will shape his message to help youth leave Triennium with its lessons and impressions… Read more »

Unique Gifts for Mom or Dad

With Mother’s Day less than a week away*, and father’s day not far behind, I thought I would share some unique gift ideas from the Presbyterian Giving Catalog: My mom was a math teacher – and while I never understood numbers the way she could, I appreciated her dedication to encouraging my education. A gift… Read more »