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One Great Hour of Sharing Resources Available

Looking to promote One Great Hour of Sharing in your church this year? We’ve got some great resources for you! The links below will take you to the download pages 🙂 Leaders Guide Minutes for Mission Bulletin Inserts

A Wishing Well

Inspired by the opportunity to sponsor a garden well in the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, youth representatives from First Presbyterian Church in Mission, Texas have come up with a creative way to fund their gift – they have posted a “Wishing Well” in the narthex of their church, asking all who pass by to throw in their spare change with a prayer for those without access to clean water. 

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The Bread and the Cup

I have a friend named Ryan. Ryan challenges me daily. His approach to life and theology is fresh and exciting… and more than a little scary to my traditional sentiment. This week we celebrated communion at the new worshiping community he leads here in Louisville. Hearing him speak about communion is always fun for me…. Read more »

March 9 is “Wear Your Blue” Sunday

From Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: The first Sunday in Lent (March 9, 2014) has been designated “Wear your blue t-shirt to church Sunday” as a testament of one of the ways One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference. Disaster after disaster, Presbyterians have responded in record numbers with prayers, financial gifts, and hands-on-experience.  Over the last… Read more »

Get Happy

So, I know there’s been a bit of “radio silence” coming from this blog as of late, and for that I apologize. Between traveling to capture video of some of the important projects you all are funding with your Special Offerings gifts, and putting the finishing touches on a new Special Offerings website, it’s been… Read more »

The Adventures of Gracie

Past stories now available for download We’ve received many recent requests for past Gracie stories, so I’m happy to report that all of her adventures from 2006-2014 are now available online for download! You can visit our dedicated Gracie page, or download any of the individual stories using the links below. The Little Fish with… Read more »

Special Offerings task force recommends changes to Peacemaking Offering

If approved, would be restructured to Peace and Global Witness Offering LOUISVILLE- The Special Offerings Advisory Task Force is recommending that the currentPeacemaking Offering be converted to a Peace and Global Witness Offering to be collected on World Communion Sunday, Oct. 5 of this year. The task force has submitted its report to the Presbyterian Mission… Read more »

Dr. King and the Lukewarm Church

Sunday Sermon Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, everyone. Whether you are lucky enough to have the day off or it’s just another Monday for you at the office, I hope you will take a few minutes to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy.  In addition, I also think some of you will really love this… Read more »

Special Offerings on the Social Web

Tech Tip Tuesday Round-trip commute to Louisville + full day of meetings + wife and 9-month-old son with the stomach flu = no post yesterday… sorry about that! The good news, however, is that I seem to be immune to this current bug (famous last words, right?). Okay, so, in last week’s Tech-tip Tuesday post… Read more »

Garden of Your Mind (Video)

Just for Fun! Since, like me and my Louisville colleagues, many of you are still thawing-out from the historic low temperatures earlier this week, I wanted to end the week with something fun. I’ll probably do this a lot. So, without further a-do, here’s a great video from PBS Studios starring one of our more… Read more »