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Find us at the 223rd General Assembly

Meet us in St. Louis The 223rd General Assembly (GA) kicks off this weekend in St. Louis, MO, and we are looking forward to spending the next week with thousands of other Presbyterians as we come together to witness for truth and justice in our communities and the world. In the midst of this action-packed… Read more »

Children Can Help by Using the Jerry Can Curriculum

The Jerry Can curriculum nurtures and encourages our children’s natural desire to help people in need. Jerry Can represents the one common denominator in all disasters around the world: the need for clean water to survive. The Jerry Can cartoon was created to be a fun, energetic character for children to connect with as they… Read more »

Pentecost: Young Adult Volunteer Saw Lives Renewed in Peru

The Spirit Moves in Peru… One day at lunch, 14-year-old Teresa pointed to the camera of Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Kristen Young and called it Kristen’s “treasure.” “I tried to tell her that it wasn’t my camera that I treasured, but rather the people and moments I could capture with it,” Kristen says. Kristen… Read more »

Pentecost: Helping Youth See New Dimensions of Christian Faith

Being a Christian in the Global World More than 2,000 youth from three denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), saw a snapshot of the world last year through the lens of faith. These youth experienced a sampling of international cultures at the Faith in 3D weekend at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. Against the backdrop of… Read more »

Giving Catalog Resources for Vacation Bible School

Summer is Almost Upon Us Have you started planning for Vacation Bible School yet? The Presbyterian Giving Catalog has a number of resources to help spark your creativity as you plan a fun and exciting VBS program this year! Consider incorporating these lessons and activities into your program to help show the children in your… Read more »

Over 80 Congregations Participate in All 20 Years of Pentecost Offering

For 20 years, the Pentecost Offering has served to connect the outpouring of the Holy Spirit with ministries that build a life of faith in children, youth, and young adults. Since the Pentecost Offering started in 1998, Presbyterians have raised more than $14 million for Children-at-Risk, Ministries for Youth, and Young Adult Volunteers, committing to… Read more »

Pentecost: Serving in the Spirit

Illinois congregation prioritizes ministry with children at risk The celebration in 2008 of 150 years of ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, Illinois, was a time to both cherish the past and embrace the future. As it looked toward future opportunities, the congregation decided one focus should be children considered at risk served by the… Read more »