Posts Categorized: Presbyterian Giving Catalog


Guest Post by Elizabeth Belcher As One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) stories come in, we love to share the unique ideas from each congregation. Today’s post is provided by Elizabeth Belcher, Director of Children’s Ministries at Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian. This year, when the kids did their OGHS fish boxes, we wanted something… Read more »

Unique Gifts for Mom or Dad

With Mother’s Day less than a week away*, and father’s day not far behind, I thought I would share some unique gift ideas from the Presbyterian Giving Catalog: My mom was a math teacher – and while I never understood numbers the way she could, I appreciated her dedication to encouraging my education. A gift… Read more »

Pigs for PYGs

Guest Post by Rev. Wendy Downing Many of our stories come from letters with gifts to the Special Offerings or Presbyterian Giving Catalog. Today’s kind note came from Fisk Presbyterian Church in Fisk, MO. The youth in our church take up a “noisy” offering the third Sunday of every month and ask people to give… Read more »

The Giving Tree

Guest Post by Amanda Davis We know you love to hear the stories of how other congregations are promoting Special Offerings in their churches! Today, Amanda Davis from Central Presbyterian Church in Terre Haute, IN, shares their recent success: This new Christmas-giving opportunity for our church arose at our October Mission Committee meeting, when Renee… Read more »

A Joyful Noise

Guest Post by Linda Raybern Has your congregation ever participated in a “Noisy Offering”? Linda Raybern from Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley, AZ describes the tradition in her congregation, and how they have managed to donate $1800 to the Presbyterian Giving Catalog!  I am a member of Valley Presbyterian Church‘s Mission Committee. Mission is… Read more »

How a little Church made a BIG Impact!

Guest Post by Lisa Carlin Clinton Presbyterian Church is a small multi-cultural church in Central Massachusetts. We have about 12 kids who attend Sunday School – some of whom are immigrants from Cameroon and one family from France. Some of the kids are 1st generation Americans, their parents immigrated from Cameroon. We have a rotation… Read more »

Give a Goat

We love to hear your stories! The children at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, MI had a mission: to give a goat to a family in need.  After hearing about the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, children from the Sunday School class decided to host a “Give a Goat” fundraiser. “The funds were gathered through a whole-church fundraiser,”… Read more »

You’ve Shared Your Blessings: Now Share Your Stories

As we look ahead to 2016 and beyond, we need your input to make the Presbyterian Giving Catalog even better. How did your congregation promote giving through the catalog? What are you already thinking about for next year? What can other congregations learn from yours? How can we help make it even easier to use… Read more »

Eaton FPC Youth loves to support PCUSA Missions!

Guest Post by Beth Poole In this job, I get to hear from several leaders in our congregations about the ways they have used Special Offerings materials to reach out to their church families. I recently spoke with Beth Poole, Christian Education Director at Eaton First Presbyterian Church in Eaton, OH. She offered to write… Read more »