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It breaks my heart when I read that more than 17 million children make up the most poverty stricken age group in the United States. To make matters worse, 6.5 million survive on income that is woefully below the poverty line.
National statistics would have us believe that these young people who drop out of school have only a 12 percent chance of ever holding a job with benefits and a pension.
Friends, Presbyterians have always stood firm on the importance of educating our children. If we are to erase poverty and give future generations an opportunity to succeed in life, we must act now.
In this issue of Justice & Peace, we focus on the PC (USA)’s national Educate a Child initiative. Read about the program, learn what other churches are doing to change the life of a child and finally, consider how you can help us bring quality education to one million children by 2020. You can learn more by going to http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/child/.
In Christ’s Love,
Rev. Alonzo Johnson
Educate a Child
The national Educate a Child Initiative is supported in part by your gifts to the Pentecost Offering.
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.
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 from our website. You can go to specialofferings.pcusa.org, click on the upcoming offering, then scroll down to "all offering resources" (One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost Offering, Peace & Global Witness Offering, Christmas Joy Offering).
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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 month this summer, please pick one or more of the items available on the Presbyterian Giving Catalog website and send in your gifts to share your blessings. These are among the many ways your Summer Commitment gifts are filling a need, making an impact, and ...
We often hear great stories from congregations with innovative ways to make big differences in their giving.
“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.”