Keep up with the exciting things happening through your gifts to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Special Offerings. We'll be posting about a wide range of topics, including: how your dollars are used around the world, promotion strategies for use in your local congregations, as well as stories about how Presbyterians are using Special Offerings gifts to make an impact in their own communities.
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 lives. Your gift to the Pentecost Offering unites young people in Christ and inspires them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.
How to get involved:
How does your congregation use its Pentecost funds? Let us know in the comments section below, or email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take a moment to watch these words of thanks from Special Offerings Manager Bryce Wiebe.
We appreciate the ongoing support of all of our fans and donors. Thank you.
God gives freely and abundantly to us and our response is to give.
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 pcusa.org/solsn.
Krystal: I decided to become an Ambassador for Special Offerings because I truly believe in this program.
Beau: Generosity is a very important part of my discipleship and how I follow Christ.
Kate: I want to help the church ...
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 the memo line and send their collected funds through their Presbytery, or to the PC(USA) lock box:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
Sending your check to the office of Special Offerings (in Louisville) will delay your gift - because ...