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Eaton FPC Youth loves to support PCUSA Missions!

Guest Post by Beth Poole In this job, I get to hear from several leaders in our congregations about the ways they have used Special Offerings materials to reach out to their church families. I recently spoke with Beth Poole, Christian Education Director at Eaton First Presbyterian Church in Eaton, OH. She offered to write… Read more »

Small Gifts. Big Impact.

We received the following letter and picture with a Giving Catalog order form, so you know I had to follow up – it was too cute! The letter: Dear Friends, We have been saving our Sunday School offering this year so we could buy some fish to help you start a fish farm. We hope… Read more »

Rewards with real value

Give a gift and share God’s blessings through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog How many “reward” programs do you belong to? From key tags we scan at the grocery, to coupons delivered in our email, it seems we’re always being congratulated when we buy for ourselves. It’s easy to forget the even greater rewards of giving… Read more »

The lasting value in a gift of peace

During this Season of Peace, our thoughts turn to the meaning of peace and how, through Christ, we can nurture it inside ourselves and out in the world. Yet, to understand the value of peace, we must also understand the cost of conflict, and the many forms it can take. Conflict can be individual: 1… Read more »

Water Bottles for Change

I love hearing ideas from our constituents. Bonnie from Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clinton, NC called recently to say that their congregation had found a great idea – on Pinterest, of all places! Knowing that the summer Vacation Bible School was using a “water” theme, Bonnie was looking for a fundraiser to tie in… Read more »

A Season of Peace begins

A Season of Peace begins this Sunday, and continues through World Communion Sunday on October 4. Included in this time of daily reflections are September 11 remembrance, the International Day of Peace on September 21, and the Global Week of Action against Gun Violence (beginning September 24). Please join us in an intentional time of… Read more »

Hosting an Alternative Giving Market

Some of you may have been lucky enough to meet me and Bryce at the recent Big Tent event, where we hosted a workshop with this title. For those of you who didn’t make it to Big Tent, or had other workshops to attend that were not our workshop, never fear! We are posting the… Read more »