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Weekly Offerings

A Stewardship Blog of PC(USA) Special Offerings

How can we help?

I often find that people I speak to in the congregations don’t know all of the ways our team can help make the offerings a success.  Resources In addition to the materials that congregations receive in their standing order packets, materials such as leader’s guides, worship planning and minutes for mission are available to download… Read more »

Summer Catalog Commitment

For most of us, it’s summer vacation. Yet, millions around the world are facing daily struggles to access food, clean drinking water, and shelter. This year, as you enjoy your summer vacation, you can take a step to help alleviate their burdens with practical gifts of livestock, clean water, and agricultural tools.     For each… Read more »

Together in Christ

“Thank you, Jesus, for this gift of everlasting life in Community. And thank you for new wineskins—the youngest adults in our midst. Equip them to be the leaders you need. And empower us through prayer and finances to make that happen.”

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Prayer and Invitation

…I recognized that prayer for Rosie’s new home was also a prayer for all (Y)oung (A)dult (V)olunteers. I realized that the Young Adult Volunteer program, similar to this empty home, was a time to invite God into our lives before we ourselves had fully moved into them.

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Ideas to include children and youth in the Pentecost Offering

With its focus on children and youth, Pentecost is the perfect time to include the young people of your congregation in planning and execution of next week’s service. There are several ideas available here, but here are a few examples: Enlist the help of children and youth to prepare the church for the Pentecost worship… Read more »

Educate a Child, Transform the World

By now, you’re probably familiar with the structure of the Pentecost Offering, with its funds designated to ministries with youth, young adults, and children at risk.  This year, we will be partnering with the churchwide Educate a Child, Transform the World initiative as part of our outreach to children at risk. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has… Read more »

What Would You Do?

What is the most extreme thing your congregation has done to meet a goal? Let me tell you about Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS and their process to raise $8,000 for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) in 2015. Reverend Jeff Clayton explained that there has been a historic emphasis on One Great Hour… Read more »

Forging a future of faith

What led you to becoming a believer?  Chances are, your relationship with God started when you were young. You were probably introduced to the church by your parents. But what kept you coming back?  Can you think of a time you had a chance to volunteer through church, and learn to serve God by serving… Read more »