Posts Categorized: Presbyterian Giving Catalog

Exploring Alternative Giving

Guest Post by Lucy Foster Good morning! I’m Lucy Foster, chair of the Mission Peace Eco-Justice Committee at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Salem, OR. Advent begins next Sunday, and with it, the time of Christmas preparation officially begins! I want to talk to you about giving opportunities. Are there people on your giving list that just… Read more »

Providing Water and Hope in Flint, Michigan

Presbyterian Giving Catalog Story of Impact For years, citizens in Flint, Michigan, have been trying to bring awareness to high levels of lead leaching into their water supply from aging pipes. In late 2015, news broke nationally of just how bad the crisis was—stories of the thousands of residents who have already experienced health issues… Read more »

Grain Banks Support Refugees in Central Africa

Presbyterian Giving Catalog Stories of Impact Since 2005, RELUFA has been working to provide community-led, sustainable methods of food security in the central African country of Cameroon. Their work in developing 42 community grain banks throughout the northern region of the country has helped to support an average of 25,000 people through leaner growing seasons… Read more »

Giving Joy

Engage your congregation in Joy Over time, we have noticed a trend here in Special Offerings: many of the stories we receive from congregations show how their young people have engaged in the life of the church through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. The symbolic representation of PC(USA) ministries in the Giving Catalog have excited people… Read more »

The small church with a big heart

Guest post by Rev. John H.G. Curtiss Community Presbyterian Church is a small church with a big heart. Earlier in June, our church hosted a short week of Vacation Bible School. As part of the week, the children learned about the Presbyterian Giving Catalog – and got really excited about the idea of buying a… Read more »

Successful Spelunkers

Digging deep to sponsor a sand dam One of the most fun parts of hearing stories from your congregations’ summer programming is the wide range of themes we see. Today’s story is from Middle Creek Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, Illinois,  where their Vacation Bible Camp theme was Cave Quest! Director Kris Bomgarden writes, “The Middle Creek… Read more »

Connecting Through Giving

Flint Water Filter “Share” your blessings with others When’s the last time you connected with a friend through social media? Or text, or e-mail? When’s the last time you shared a status update, or a photo of a cat? Technology today allows us to stay connected to those we love more than ever before. We can scroll through… 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 »

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 »