Posts Categorized: Disaster Response

Peace & Global Witness: The Light Shines On

Have you ever felt so far from God’s peace that you couldn’t even imagine it? Natalie Pisarcik testified during Sunday worship in her home congregation, First Presbyterian Church of Boonton, New Jersey, that she was in that place. A place so dark that she was ready to end her pain. Ready to take her own… Read more »

OGHS: Because We are the Church, Together

Life during COVID has been challenging. That feels like an understatement, right? At times, we have all felt disconnected, confined. Missing family, missing friends. Lonely. Worried about the groceries holding out. Unsure of what the future may hold. Imagine feeling all of those things but living in a place or in a situation that was… Read more »

OGHS: Because Water is Life

When Manuel Nazario casts his net into the water these days, his catch is far less plentiful. In the remote area of Bolivia near the Paraguay-Argentina border, Manuel and the members of his indigenous community are finding that fishing, their traditional livelihood, is now in severe jeopardy. The Capirendita (pronounced CAP-IR-EN-DITA) community is grappling with… Read more »

OGHS: Because We See

The pandemic has stretched the Church in many ways — but we are still very much … here. Although it was surely hard at first, we have expanded our thinking, and our doing, in new and innovative ways to close the distance, and be together. We have continued to worship. We have continued to build… Read more »

Celebrating the 2021 One Great Hour of Sharing with Our Youth

Engaging the children of your congregation with the four churchwide Special Offerings has never been easier or more important, whether you are engaging them in-person or virtually. There are numerous ways children can connect with One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), including the engagement placemat and fish coin banks that often arrive in your standing… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Peace in the Midst of War

“In a war zone, everyone is a target.” During this Season of Peace, we are reminded that peacemaking is active not passive, doing not waiting. Jaff Bamenjo (BA-MEN-JO), the coordinator of the Network for the Fight Against Hunger in Cameroon (RELUFA) and an International Peacemaker, has a very clear understanding of why this is important…. Read more »

Make an Adi Game to Play with Jerry Can

Jerry Can has a number of fun activities he wants to share with children around the country to help them learn about the importance of caring for one another. Follow the below instructions to make your very own Adi game, remembering how important it is sow seeds, placing things of concern in God’s hands. And… Read more »

Creating a Windsock with Jerry Can

Did you know tornado winds can be as high as 600 mph? The U.S. has the most tornadoes, and they have struck every state. “Tornado Alley” is a name meteorologists have given to the area from south Nebraska through central Texas. It’s a part of our country where tornadoes occur every year. Let our Jerry… Read more »

Creating a Jerry Can Door Hanger for Your Neighbors

Jerry Can has a number of fun activities he wants to share with children around the country to help them learn about the importance of loving our neighbor. Follow the below instructions to learn how to make a door hanger you can share with your neighbors, and check out the Presbyterian Giving Catalog’s Jerry Can… Read more »