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Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges

Today my goal is to give you a bit more insight into the recipients of the Christmas Joy offering. Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges receive 50% of the offering.  The importance of the racial ethnic schools and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is demonstrated in the continuing partnership between the two entities. The institutions have… Read more »

This year, give something more than a present…

Give Opportunity. Gift giving has become a large part of the Christmas spirit we celebrate each year. We give our family and friends presents to show our love for them, following in the tradition of the wise men the very first Christmas. It is through these actions that we are reminded of those in need,… Read more »

A Brief History of the Christmas Joy Offering

Several years ago there was a wonderful history of the Christmas Joy Offering. Where can I find that information? …Wendy What a great question, Wendy!  The Christmas Joy Offering has been received in Presbyterian churches for over 75 years! It has seen its share of changes in this time, but the heart of the offering has remained… Read more »

Meet Allison, an SOLSN Ambassador

It’s been awhile since I’ve featured a new Ambassador. Not because I don’t have a bevy of interesting, dedicated volunteers to choose from…  Today we’ll meet Allison Wehrung. She’s a former Young Adult Volunteer, now a senior at Columbia Theological Seminary.  So, Allison. What does mission mean to you? I think mission is the call… Read more »

Your One Stop Shop for Christmas Joy Resources

To find resources related to Special Offerings, the best place to start is always our website: http://specialofferings.pcusa.org (to go directly to the Christmas Joy page, click here).  You can find a link to our resource tag from this site. Resources available for the Christmas Joy offering include: Worship Resources Leader’s Guide Minutes for Mission Bulletin Inserts Poster… Read more »

The most common question

In case you were wondering how I decide what to write about on here, I’ll share my secret:  I take the questions I get from your phone calls, assume other people have those questions, and answer them on the internet. That’s it. The most common question I get about this time of year is some… Read more »

Prepare the Way of the Lord

People, look east. The time is nearOf the crowning of the year.Make your house fair as you are able,Trim the hearth and set the table.People, look east and sing today:Love, the Guest, is on the way. Eleanor Farjeon – People, Look East I don’t know what it is about adulthood that turns your greatest enemy… Read more »

A Very YAV Thanksgiving

We tend to hear more stories about the YAV program when the Pentecost Offering is received in June, but the work of our Young Adult Volunteers happens every day. I may be a bit biased, as it doesn’t seem like that long ago I was celebrating Thanksgiving in Belfast with my fellow YAVs, but I… Read more »

Promote #GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but what about Giving Tuesday? As part of a global charitable giving effort, we’re inviting folks to take a breather from the spending frenzy and give back on Tuesday, December 2. Give to your congregation, presbytery, Special Offerings or a variety of national and… Read more »

Meet Leah, an SOLSN Ambassador

“Mission is our expression of faith in being sent to the world to share the Good News of the Gospel and in sharing work and witness. Mission is our calling; Mission is working together for the benefit of others. Mission is active, intentional, focused, work alongside partnership. We are all called to serve. Sent in service.”

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