#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020, believing that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad.
We are encouraging congregations to consider a #GivingTuesdayNow campaign for the Pentecost Offering, so that we can continue to support our young people, especially during these times.
One of the best parts about the Pentecost Offering is that it is a shared offering. Sixty percent comes to the PC(USA) to support the Young Adult Volunteer Program, Ministries with Youth, and the Educate a Child, Transform the World national initiative. The remaining 40% stays with your congregation to do your own work in supporting young people in your community, whether that be through a backpack feeding program, providing resources for youth in foster care, helping young adults transitioning out of foster care, or anything else you feel called to support.
Below are resources you can use for promoting the Pentecost Offering for #GivingTuesdayNow:
- Pentecost Offering promotional images
- #GivingTuesdayNow logos and graphics
- Testimonial videos from Young Adult Volunteers
- Minute for Mission on how one congregation used their 40% (more can be found here)
- Additional resources for the Pentecost Offering during COVID-19
On May 5, encourage your members to give to the Pentecost Offering through your congregation, whether online (if that is an option for you), or by writing a check to the church and noting “Pentecost Offering” on the memo line.
If you have any questions about participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, please contact mission specialist Lauren Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s come together on May 5 to illustrate through our generosity support for our young people, who we must remember are also being affected by the current crisis in many short- and long-term ways.