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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. 

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August 13, 2014

VBS Kids Get Creative and Raise Hundreds for PC(USA) Water Project

Presbyterian Giving Catalog

Since the Presbyterian Giving Catalog is one of our newest tools to help raise support funds for Presbyterian Mission Agency projects we're still learning how to help congregations utilize it in a way that inspires people to invest in PC(USA) causes around the globe.

And sometimes it's a congregation that educates and inspires us.

One such example comes from Edgewood Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Georgia, whose "Splish-Splash" Vacation Bible School students helped raise more than $400 in gifts to support the intallation of garden wells in Africa, through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. These VBS students chose a gift from the catalog associated with their "Splish-Splash" VBS theme, learned everything they could about the project, and created an educational display that even included a life-size model of a garden well!

We are incredibly excited to see how this can serve as an example to congregations across the PC(USA) on how to educate even its youngest members on the impact of generous giving.

If you are considering something similar in your church, please let us know so that we can help!

For further reading, click here for the story that was published in Edgewood's church newsletter.


Tags: children, one great hour of sharing, presbyterian hunger program, water

  1. This is a very nice story, the kind we need to so happens our VBS inspired the congregation to give 4 thousand dollars to build a well in Haiti for a village from which one of our members came, and who is now with her husband living at our church camp where he is Director (Jonas Georges, Camp Dogwood Acres, Florida Presbytery). We are excited, and appreciate all the wonderful blessings children bring into the Kingdom. Thank you.

    by Rev. Dr. Gary Cecil

    September 24, 2014

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