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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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February 2, 2016

"Ambassadors"

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For the past few years, we have gathered groups of people to train and send out on our behalf when an offering is approaching. We want to have a personal connection with each congregation, but there are only so many of us on staff and only so many hours in a day.

You've heard us talk about the Special Offerings Leader Support Network, which is a year-round commitment, but we also have a group of dedicated volunteers that are more closely ...

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December 29, 2015

You've Shared Your Blessings: Now Share Your Stories

As we look ahead to 2016 and beyond, we need your input to make the Presbyterian Giving Catalog even better. How did your congregation promote giving through the catalog? What are you already thinking about for next year? What can other congregations learn from yours? How can we help make it even easier to use the Presbyterian Giving Catalog and its supporting resources?

Share your stories and feedback by clicking on the link below. We want to hear how your congregation was inspired to give back and share in God's mission through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog.

Tell us how ...

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December 21, 2015

Christmas Joy - A Tradition of Living for Others

Doreen Kayla grew up in Kenya. Her childhood—unlike that of many of her classmates at Stillman College—wasn’t filled with after-school activities and family vacations. Instead, she experienced the height of the violence of the Kenyan crisis, where an estimated 800 to 1,500 men, women, and children were killed and 180,000 to 600,000 displaced. “To be honest, that part of my life is really difficult for me to relive. It’s painful, and I’ve tried to put that behind me,” Doreen notes.

But that  difficult and painful part of her life is also the ...

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December 18, 2015

Christmas Joy - On the Move

Tom and Laurel GardRev. Thomas “Tom” Gard and his wife Laurel believe the Board of Pensions is a godsend.

This recently retired teaching elder from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, is referring to the Shared Grant contributed to by the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys, the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, and the Board’s Assistance Program. The grant allowed them to purchase a used van and have it converted to accommodate his wife’s wheelchair.

Laurel has multiple sclerosis and prior to this, Gard had to lift her out of the chair and into the car and vice versa. “I’m getting too old for ...

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December 17, 2015

Hunting Down Resources

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, finding resources to promote upcoming offerings can be difficult. Here are a few tips to get what you need quickly and efficiently. 

  1. Start your search at http://specialofferings.pcusa.org - we have compiled information about the offerings and links to resources on one page, so you don't have to navigate the entirety of the PC(USA) for one file. 
  2. If you just want resources, try a link to the resource page:

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