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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 »

One Great Hour of Sharing: Disaster Assistance in Puerto Rico

  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Response Quickly to Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico Even before Hurricane Maria made landfall in September 2017, Edwin González-Castillo and other Presbyterian leaders in Puerto Rico received promises of help from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). Edwin, the stated clerk of the Presbytery of San Juan, says PDA lived up to its word quickly…. Read more »

The Piglet Challenge!

Have you herd? Give a piglet on March 1, and it becomes a pair!   We’re counting on your help to reach our goal of 75 piglets given today.  And thanks to a matching gift from a generous congregation, we’re already half way there!   Help Us Reach Our Goal!   Pig farming can provide stability to… Read more »

This is Church: One Great Hour of Sharing

This is Church Have you ever taught a child to fold their fingers inside their hands and say the rhyme, “here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people?” The wiggling fingers teach children, and adults, too, that the church is not the building — the steeples, windows,… Read more »

One Great Hour of Sharing Promotional Guide

Resources for mid council leaders You shall be called repairers of the breach. —Isaiah 58   Around the world, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) helps to improve the lives of people in these challenging situations. The Offering… Read more »