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Celebrating the 2020 Christmas Joy Offering with Our Youth (during COVID-19)

Celebrating the 2020 Christmas Joy Offering with Our Youth (during COVID-19) As we continue through this time of uncertainty and social distancing, engaging the children of your congregation with the four churchwide Special Offerings has never been more important. There are numerous ways children can connect with the Christmas Joy Offering, sharing the joy of… Read more »

Designated Giving Can Be the Start of a Beautiful Friendship

By Sy Hughes When I joined the foundation related to a small military school in Virginia, my boss, a retired U.S. Army colonel, made it clear. “If anyone wants to designate a gift, you say, ‘yes sir/ma’am and thank you.’’’ Not having been in the military myself, I thought this was a grand time to… Read more »

Love Offering – Life Offering

By Lemuel Garcia-Arroyo Jesus points to a widow who gives out of love. She did not seem embarrassed about a small gift, nor did it prevent her from giving. The Passover week was the time for the annual pilgrimage, and there were crowds going to the temple to bring their offerings. Amid this multitude there… Read more »

Children Can Be a Part of Giving!

Guest blog post by Karen Keller But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and don’t try to stop them! People who are like these children belong to God’s kingdom.” (Matthew 19:14 CEV) When I was a child growing up in the United Methodist Church, I remember that my parents once got a little… Read more »

Your Voice is Critical

Friends, we need your help To make support and promotion as easy as possible, we work to provide you with tools and resources to help explain the Giving Catalog’s role in Presbyterian Mission and motivate your members and your community to give generously. However, we understand that not all congregations are the same, and that… Read more »

Gain Life by Sharing in God’s Mission

By René Myers We live in a culture where we are encouraged to be afraid of others and to protect, at all cost, what we have for fear of losing it. Our current reality of living in an environment of pandemic seems to intensify that fear. That fear, I believe, is also at the root… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Malawi Matters

Radical and fearless discipleship Let’s stop for a moment to think about that which perhaps we cannot see. Let’s look beyond the walls of our church, beyond the boundaries of our community — even beyond the borders of our nation. There is much to see, much to talk about and think about … but for… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Hagar’s Community Church

Separated from the world, but not separated from God’s love The Washington Correctional Center for Women is both the largest and the only maximum and medium security prison for women in the state. It’s surrounded by barbed wire, and you have to go through five locked gates to get to the main population. But while… Read more »

Generosity Begets Generosity

By Chris Roseland There’s a millpond in the neighborhood where my family and I live. It has a couple of fountains in the middle of it that shoot water at least 10 feet in the air. Usually when the spring rains come, the water flows in and flows out. It’s beautiful. People, young and old,… Read more »