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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 »

Pentecost: Building a Life of Faith

“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.” ~ Psalm 71:17 The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people in Christ and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world. Each year on Pentecost… Read more »

One Great Hour of Sharing: Repairing the Breaches

Your Giving Repairs the Breaches that Separate People from Lives of Wholeness When the forces of chaos and calamity rip the fabric of human life, your One Great Hour of Sharing gifts are there to sew it back together. Your generosity fulfills a vision rooted in the biblical witness and beautifully stated in Isaiah 58:12…. Read more »