Posts Categorized: Giving

OGHS: Haitian Earthquake Survivors Build Their Future Through Education

Natural Disaster Changes Life Course The 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, and changed it forever, set Andral’s life on a radically different course. Andral lost his home and career in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city. In Port-au-Prince and the surrounding region, an estimated 300,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake. You could say that Andral… Read more »

2019 Piglet Challenge

Have you herd? Give a piglet on March 1, and it becomes a pair! For the second year in a row, we are celebrating National Pig Day with a Piglet Challenge! We’re counting on your help to reach our goal of 50 piglets given on March 1st. And thanks to a matching gift from a generous couple… Read more »

#GivingTuesday draws us to lessons learned in Sunday school

Calendared amidst the commercial craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes #GivingTuesday, a timely reminder that life is more about giving than getting. It is a verifiable fact that generosity enhances our well-being.[i]  #GivingTuesday is celebrated the week following Thanksgiving and kicks-off the year-end charitable season. About 40 percent of all charitable giving occurs… Read more »

Children’s Sunday School Cooks Up Soup for Goats

A project that resonates When the children’s Sunday school class at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Glendale, AZ, set out to donate a gift through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, they had no way to foresee the way the Spirit would move throughout their congregation. Rebecca Gray, elder for Christian Education, first came across the Presbyterian Giving… Read more »

Columbus Church Visits Presbyterian Center and Brings Gift of a Garden Well

A Church for All Peoples Last month a faithful delegation from Brookwood Presbyterian Church in Columbus, OH, made the trip to Louisville to visit the Presbyterian Center and hand-deliver a gift to the Presbyterian Giving Catalog– a donation of a garden well! Fifty years ago, Brookwood Presbyterian – “A Church for All Peoples Sharing God’s… Read more »

2018 Summer Commitment Giving Catalog

This summer, the Presbyterian Giving Catalog is inviting you to make a life-changing difference for people in need with practical gifts of water, agriculture, and livestock. For each month this summer, we encourage you to pick one or more items from the 2018 Summer Commitment Giving Catalog, such as chickens, goats, or a pair of… Read more »

Holy Cow! Children Move Congregation to Donate Through the Giving Catalog

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’” Matthew 19:14 As adults, we oftentimes dismiss the power and determination of our young people. However, the children at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, CA, recently proved… Read more »

Over 80 Congregations Participate in All 20 Years of Pentecost Offering

For 20 years, the Pentecost Offering has served to connect the outpouring of the Holy Spirit with ministries that build a life of faith in children, youth, and young adults. Since the Pentecost Offering started in 1998, Presbyterians have raised more than $14 million for Children-at-Risk, Ministries for Youth, and Young Adult Volunteers, committing to… Read more »

Pentecost: Serving in the Spirit

Illinois congregation prioritizes ministry with children at risk The celebration in 2008 of 150 years of ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, Illinois, was a time to both cherish the past and embrace the future. As it looked toward future opportunities, the congregation decided one focus should be children considered at risk served by the… Read more »