Monthly Archives: November 2016

Giving Back

Food for thought Usually, when you hear about Presbyterian Pan American School on this blog, it is because they are recipients of the Christmas Joy Offering. So when members of the Student Council wanted to host a fundraiser, they decided to raise funds to give back to PC(USA) mission. The council members made food to sell… Read more »

Minute for Mission – Mari Duran

Menaul School’s academic excellence, diversity, and values inspire achievement Mari Duran is a happy seventh grader who wants to be a judge when she grows up. Right now, however, she is enjoying life as an honor student, a cheerleader, a volleyball player, and a budding actress at the Presbyterian-related Menaul School in Albuquerque, New Mexico…. Read more »

Exploring Alternative Giving

Guest Post by Lucy Foster Good morning! I’m Lucy Foster, chair of the Mission Peace Eco-Justice Committee at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Salem, OR. Advent begins next Sunday, and with it, the time of Christmas preparation officially begins! I want to talk to you about giving opportunities. Are there people on your giving list that just… Read more »

Overcoming the challenges of limited hearing

Minute for Mission—Board of Pensions Rosie, a lovable Australian labradoodle, provides more than companionship to Rev. Wendy McAninch: She also alerts her to important sounds that Wendy is unable to hear. Wendy has been gradually losing her hearing for about 20 years and has been helped by hearing aids, but continues to experience tinnitus, a… Read more »

Providing Water and Hope in Flint, Michigan

Presbyterian Giving Catalog Story of Impact For years, citizens in Flint, Michigan, have been trying to bring awareness to high levels of lead leaching into their water supply from aging pipes. In late 2015, news broke nationally of just how bad the crisis was—stories of the thousands of residents who have already experienced health issues… Read more »

Follow Christ’s Lead This Advent Season

Reclaiming Advent and Christmas Every year, society expects us to celebrate the holiday season even bigger and better than years before. This year, coming together to reclaim Advent and Christmas can be both humbling and fulfilling. As we excitedly await the birth of Christ, it’s important to remember the reason for the season: the newborn… Read more »

Women’s Empowerment in Uganda

Make a difference for a woman today. Around the world, women are striving to reduce hunger and poverty in their communities. Through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, you can assist in the empowerment of these women by providing agricultural and vocational training, literacy education, and access to loans and credit services for women. Naigaga Monica is… Read more »


Would John Calvin support #GivingTuesday? The Presbyterian Mission Agency, in partnership with the Presbyterian Foundation, invites you to support Presbyterian Mission on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. One of my colleagues asked the Rev. Dr. Charles Wiley III, Coordinator of the Office of Theology and Worship at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, to weigh in on the upcoming day dedicated… Read more »

Grain Banks Support Refugees in Central Africa

Presbyterian Giving Catalog Stories of Impact Since 2005, RELUFA has been working to provide community-led, sustainable methods of food security in the central African country of Cameroon. Their work in developing 42 community grain banks throughout the northern region of the country has helped to support an average of 25,000 people through leaner growing seasons… Read more »