Celebrating the Christmas Joy Offering with Our Youth

Engaging the children of your congregation with the four General Assembly mandated churchwide Special Offerings has never been easier or more important. There are numerous ways children can connect with the Christmas Joy Offering. We have a number of resources available online to help you as you engage your young people.

This year’s curriculum was written by Jenna Campbell, a Certified Christian Educator serving as the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This includes:

Through these lessons, children will discover God’s perfect gift of Jesus and consider how we can respond to this perfect gift by building God’s neighborhood. Jenna also wrote the Children’s Sermon which connects young people with those who are supported by the Offering.

Finally, invite the children of your congregation to help in putting together a Christmas Joy display, whether it be for their classroom or the sanctuary. Follow these easy instructions and you will have your very own Offering display in no time.

If you use any of our materials in promoting the Christmas Joy Offering, we invite you to share feedback on how it was received. We are also available to answer any questions you might have about these or any other Special Offerings resource. Feel free to reach out to us at 800-728-7228 ext. 5047 or special.offerings@pcusa.org.

PS – If you don’t have many youth under 18 in your congregation, you can get creative and engage your more seasoned members in any of the activities above! Fun and learning are for Christians of every age!

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