Posts Categorized: Giving

Peace & Global Witness: Making a Taxing Situation Better

Peace at all times in all ways Peacemaking is something that happens among leaders of countries warring over issues, rights and land, right? Certainly this is true, but it is also true that peace is made by many others — even you and me! Conflict arises in our families and communities. Instability threatens our livelihoods…. Read more »

Celebrating the Peace & Global Witness Offering with Our Youth

Engaging the children of your congregation with the four General Assembly mandated churchwide Special Offerings has never been easier or more important. There are numerous ways children can connect with the Peace & Global Witness Offering. We have a number of resources available online to help you as you engage your young people. This year’s… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: A Special Invitation

Christ invites Most of us don’t get any mail except for what? Bills and junk. But once in a while, now and then, a pretty envelope, perhaps hand-addressed and with something nice inside, is nestled among the coupons and ads and utility bills. An invitation. It’s something different, and it feels good. It feels good… Read more »

2019 Summer Commitment Giving Catalog

Summer is here! And this summer, as with those in the past couple years, the Presbyterian Giving Catalog is inviting you to make a life-changing difference for people in need with practical gifts of water and livestock. What makes this summer different from those before is that this year your gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar… Read more »

Nurture Your Children’s Helpful Instincts

When children hear about people in need, they want to do something. The Jerry Can curriculum engages young worshippers in understanding the needs of others, especially in times of disaster, and showing what they can do to help. This curriculum centers on Jerry Can, a fun, energetic character that connects our response to disaster with… Read more »

Pentecost: Presence for Pregnant Prisoners

When did you first learn about God? Who pointed out the glimpses of God in everyday life? For many, it happened during the first years of life. It was the Sunday School teachers who taught us about God’s love and Jesus’ power. It was the summer camp counselors and leaders at youth conferences who opened… Read more »

Pentecost: Teaching English, Showing Love

Serving young immigrants and refugees Keeping up in school is hard enough, but for many students around the country, learning a new language while also learning other subjects can be daunting. How can children be expected to survive—let alone thrive—in such a situation? Seeing an opportunity to help these children improve their chances of success… Read more »

Celebrating the Pentecost Offering with Our Youth

Engaging the children of your congregation with the four churchwide Special Offerings has never been easier or 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 of resources available online to help… Read more »

OGHS: Saving a Community in Puerto Rico from the Threat of Displacement

A Community Facing Displacement Even before Hurricane Maria ravaged communities along the Martín Peña Channel in Puerto Rico last year, residents were facing another threat that could have completely disrupted their way of life. Plans to dredge the polluted channel and improve the waterway promised to dramatically increase property values in this section of San… Read more »