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Now in its seventh, record-breaking year, the Presbyterian Giving Catalog — which offers a wide variety of gifts that provide real and positive impact around the world — has just debuted in Spanish and Korean.
Presbyterians began their 12-hour #GivingTuesday telethon as they’re wont to do during the pandemic — with a 30-minute online worship service that included prayer, hymn-singing and Scripture.
When I joined the foundation related to a small military school in Virginia, my boss, a retired U.S. Army colonel, made it clear. “If anyone wants to designate a gift, you say, ‘yes sir/ma’am and thank you.’’’ Not having been in the military myself, I thought this was a grand time to make a joke. “Well what if it’s for something silly, like basket weaving?” His look made it very clear, “Yes sir/ma’am and thank you” was the correct response.
When the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, most Americans did not yet have year-end charitable giving on their mind.
Now is the time that they should.
Two California worshiping communities collaborated to support a family farm and two beehives via the Presbyterian Giving Catalog.
When the Presbyterian Giving Catalog first started arriving in 8-year-old Nathaniel’s mailbox, he had just one simple wish. A chicken.
During this stewardship season in the midst of a pandemic and racial unrest, we should pray for God’s guidance in making our pledges for 2021.
Inviting and supporting church members to give requires pastors to ask hard questions and think creatively, said the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow.
The power to make a significant and lasting impact on people and communities around the world can be found on every page of the Presbyterian Giving Catalog.
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) has approved grants totaling $402,900 to communities in the United States and internationally to date in 2020. The money is from the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. The national SDOP Committee enables members and non-members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to form partnerships with oppressed and disadvantaged people in order to help them achieve self-sufficiency.