Posts By: Tricia Wainscott

Setting the table of peace

Come to the Table of Peace Every day, we are witnesses to conflict. We read news stories of violence and supposedly irreparable divides. Angry rhetoric fills our airwaves, inboxes, and social media feeds. We see conflict tear apart communities, families, even people we know. Surrounded by this strife, it’s easy to see the world through… Read more »

A Season of Peace

Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. We see this every day as we experience our world’s need for Christ’s reconciling love, peace, and justice. We feel this as we long to know God’s peace in our hearts and relationships. The promise of Jesus “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness Offering Goes to the Super Bowl!

Guest post by Chuck Rawlings Having “Super Bowl 50” in your community can be exciting for the sports fans, but for others it’s a red flag that human trafficking might increase right along with the arrival of crowds of fans. Human trafficking is one form of violence against women.  In 2013 Susan Brooksbank attended the U.N…. Read more »

Helping Teens Today Become Proud Adults Tomorrow

Pentecost Offering logo Grace Presbyterian Church in Crystal City, MO has a unique approach to using their portion of the Pentecost Offering. Rather than using their 40% retained from the Pentecost Offering to send their youth group to Triennium this year, as many congregations did, members from Grace Church have decided to support a local program assisting young… Read more »

Your Church. Your Mission.

The Presbyterian Giving Catalog supports Presbyterian ministries working to alleviate and address the root causes of poverty, oppression, injustice, and suffering in our own communities and around the world. We Need Your Help We’ve been paying attention. We know you aren’t just working quietly behind the scenes. We know you care deeply about the global issues… Read more »

Triennium Reflections

This year, I attended my first Presbyterian Youth Triennium – despite being a lifelong Presbyterian and working for the church during the last two of these tri-annual events. With my connection to the Special Offerings, I was so excited to be a part of this year’s event: the Pentecost Offering, which supports Triennium, is easily… Read more »

Special Offerings Update

My apologies for disappearing from the blogging world – summer is a busy time here, but it also brings several exciting things to share with you! I met several of you at the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, and was able to share in person our newest Special Offerings resource. It is our first comprehensive… Read more »

A Garden Well of Living Waters

Guest Post by Rev. Sommer Bower The following letter is republished from the First Presbyterian Church of Americus, GA: The Samaritan woman asked, “Why do you, a Jewish man, ask for something to drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” (Jews and Samaritans didn’t associate with each other.) Jesus responded, “If you recognized God’s gift and… Read more »

Gifts make a difference for the giver and the recipient

Teresa Mader, our project manager for the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, recently received a wonderful letter from the clerk of session, Sandra Silkey, from United Presbyterian Church in Princeton, Indiana. The young children of her church had a wonderful time learning about the people helped by items in the Giving Catalog, and raising funds to donate…. Read more »


Guest Post by Elizabeth Belcher As One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) stories come in, we love to share the unique ideas from each congregation. Today’s post is provided by Elizabeth Belcher, Director of Children’s Ministries at Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian. This year, when the kids did their OGHS fish boxes, we wanted something… Read more »