Posts By: Tricia Wainscott

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 »

Giving Joy

Engage your congregation in Joy Over time, we have noticed a trend here in Special Offerings: many of the stories we receive from congregations show how their young people have engaged in the life of the church through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. The symbolic representation of PC(USA) ministries in the Giving Catalog have excited people… Read more »

The small church with a big heart

Guest post by Rev. John H.G. Curtiss Community Presbyterian Church is a small church with a big heart. Earlier in June, our church hosted a short week of Vacation Bible School. As part of the week, the children learned about the Presbyterian Giving Catalog – and got really excited about the idea of buying a… Read more »

Successful Spelunkers

Digging deep to sponsor a sand dam One of the most fun parts of hearing stories from your congregations’ summer programming is the wide range of themes we see. Today’s story is from Middle Creek Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, Illinois,  where their Vacation Bible Camp theme was Cave Quest! Director Kris Bomgarden writes, “The Middle Creek… Read more »

Connecting Through Giving

Flint Water Filter “Share” your blessings with others When’s the last time you connected with a friend through social media? Or text, or e-mail? When’s the last time you shared a status update, or a photo of a cat? Technology today allows us to stay connected to those we love more than ever before. We can scroll through… Read more »