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A community of gifts, a multitude of benefits

We all have a gift to give. The contributions we make each day are as unique as we are: we may give our talents to accomplish something, give our time to help someone, or give our resources to further a cause. While our individual gifts have great value, so much more is gained when we… Read more »

Minute for Mission: Confronting the Structures of Injustice

Self-Development of People July 16, 1979 is a day the Navajo Nation in New Mexico will never forget. An earthen dam gave way, releasing 1,000 tons of radioactive mill waste and 90 million gallons of acidic and radioactive liquids into the Rio Puerco. The waste traveled downstream across nine Navajo chapters and the community of… 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 »

Minute for Mission: Faithful Presence

West Africa Initiative One local villager said, “The most significant thing is…the value and importance of working together. We have learned and benefited so much from each other.”  For nearly 18 months, life ground to a halt in Liberia. The Ebola virus not only ravaged the people, it robbed them of their ability to provide for their families…. Read more »

Minute for Mission: Seeds of Sustainability

Presbyterian Hunger Program “At the end of the day, it’s not just about bean and corn seeds,” says Doris Evangelista, RUMES national coordinator. “We’re sowing the seeds of hope, of community, and of resilience.”“It’s getting hotter and drier every year. Many of my neighbors have lost crops due to drought, and some have decided it’s simply not worth… Read more »

Minute for Mission: Rebuilding Lives from the Ground Up

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance “This is so much fun! I could swing here for the rest of my life,” screams six-year-old Roshan Karki, who can now use a swing for the first time in his life, thanks to his temporary new home in emergency housing—supported by Finn Church Aid, ACT Alliance, and PDA.  In early 2015, in a… 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 »

Where do your donations make an impact?

“The OGHS ministries are driven, not so much by who the recipients are, but by who we are – faithful and generous followers of Christ Jesus. As such, our intention is to follow the lead of Jesus who looks upon everyone as a valued child of God, worthy of God’s good gift of life abundant. This is our foundation and motive.”

The Reverend Joseph Johnson 
Evergreen Presbyterian Church – Dothan, Alabama

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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 »

The gift of an enthusiastic leader

When it comes to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), a leader’s enthusiasm is a gift in itself. Research shows church members give significantly more when their leaders share their excitement and passion for a Special Offering. Consider these ideas to involve your members & inspire them to give: Download the Leader’s Guide, with all… Read more »