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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 »

A Season of Pentecost

Now that One Great Hour of Sharing is in the books, it is time to turn our attention to the Pentecost Offering. Received 50 days after Easter, this offering signals the beginning of the Pentecost Season. The ministries supported by the Pentecost Offering teach young people to make faith, fellowship, and service part of their… Read more »

Special Offerings Leader Support Network

You’ve heard us talk a bit about the Special Offerings Leader Support Network, and even “met” a few of our Ambassadors along the way.  Here’s a look at our training in January.    We’re always looking for people to add to our program. If you’re interested or know someone else who might be, visit…. Read more »

Offering Remittance

After an offering is received in churches (like One Great Hour of Sharing, taken on Palm Sunday or Easter), I often get calls asking where to remit these donations. The short answer is, “through your standard receiving agency” – but what does that mean?  Churches are invited to make a note of the offering in… Read more »

Walking the Talk

You’ve heard of walking the walk, or talking the talk… but what about Walking the Talk?  Lincroft Presbyterian Church knows a little something about that, as they used their recent Blue Shirt Sunday as an opportunity to get some work done in their community! After church on February 22, members stayed to prepare the building… Read more »