Posts Categorized: Giving

Pentecost: Building a Strong Foundation

Right Here, Right Now Rev. Dr. David Gambrell spends of plenty of time with young people. He is a father of two daughters, he volunteers to teach confirmation classes at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky and he was one of the youth leaders who preached at the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium. He says Triennium… Read more »

Pentecost: Being in the Now

Valued in this moment When Rev. Dr. David Gambrell was asked to speak at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT) last year, he knew it would be both challenging and extremely personal. “Not many preachers have the opportunity to address several thousand teenagers,”  he says. “So I did this with a healthy dose of humility, fear… Read more »

Partnering in Mission to Serve Cincinnati Youth

Guest post by Karl Graham, Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH “Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 This is one of the scriptures that underpins our relationship with one of Westwood First Presbyterian Church’s longest-standing mission partners:… Read more »

Celebrating the 2020 Pentecost Offering with Our Youth (during COVID-19)

During this time of uncertainty and social distancing, engaging the children of your congregation with the four churchwide Special Offerings has never been more important. There are numerous ways children can connect with the Pentecost Offering, especially considering this Offering celebrates how God’s Spirit works in the lives of young people. We have a number… Read more »

Pentecost: Educate a Child, Transform the World

Making connections The second grader that Susan Byrne tutors at Willow Brook Elementary holds her hand the whole time they are together, working on building his reading skills. Can you just imagine how wonderful that connection must feel for both of them? “My little guy is just so delighted to have an adult paying extra… Read more »

Supporting Our Young People on #GivingTuesdayNow

#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… Read more »

Giving Amid Change Minute for Mission

Watch and download this Minute for Mission as a video God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change… And the earth has certainly changed. Joining in digital worship is a change for many of us. But what has changed illuminates what… Read more »

10 Stewardship “Do’s” during the pandemic and one “Do NOT”

10  Stewardship Do’s 1. Pray. It’s what we do. I won’t belabor this point. 2. Cut yourself some slack. The last time leaders in the Church had to navigate post-Christendom, during a global pandemic is only right now. There’s no rule book. Trying to lead a community, sustain its ministries financially, all the while experiencing… Read more »

OGHS: Long-Term Recovery from Hurricane Maria

Without power Who could forget the devastation after Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico in 2017? Certainly not Mimita Nieves. Eighteen months later she was still living without electricity. Mimita did the best she could. She got along on canned food and powdered milk, and fresh vegetables when she could get them. She cooked on… Read more »