Posts By: Lauren Rogers

2018 Summer Commitment Giving Catalog

This summer, the Presbyterian Giving Catalog is inviting you to make a life-changing difference for people in need with practical gifts of water, agriculture, and livestock. For each month this summer, we encourage you to pick one or more items from the 2018 Summer Commitment Giving Catalog, such as chickens, goats, or a pair of… Read more »

Find us at the 223rd General Assembly

Meet us in St. Louis The 223rd General Assembly (GA) kicks off this weekend in St. Louis, MO, and we are looking forward to spending the next week with thousands of other Presbyterians as we come together to witness for truth and justice in our communities and the world. In the midst of this action-packed… Read more »

Children Can Help by Using the Jerry Can Curriculum

The Jerry Can curriculum nurtures and encourages our children’s natural desire to help people in need. Jerry Can represents the one common denominator in all disasters around the world: the need for clean water to survive. The Jerry Can cartoon was created to be a fun, energetic character for children to connect with as they… Read more »

Holy Cow! Children Move Congregation to Donate Through the Giving Catalog

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’” Matthew 19:14 As adults, we oftentimes dismiss the power and determination of our young people. However, the children at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, CA, recently proved… Read more »

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 »