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Thirty-seven presbyteries honored for giving

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) honors generosity in several categories

August 12, 2011

LOUISVILLE

The General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) is honoring presbyteries large and small across the country for their generous support of Presbyterian mission in 2010.

“Presbyterians feel passionate about mission on a local, national and global scale,” said Linda B. Valentine, executive director of the GAMC. “The money gived by presbyteries each year means together we can continue to engage in mission and ministry across the country and around the world.”

Support from presbyteries in 2010 helped Presbyterian Disaster Assistance respond quickly to the earthquake in Haiti and flooding throughout the Midwest; it helped nearly 400 Presbyterians participate in national new church development and transformation conferences; it helped the Pathways program provide theological and practical training for youth and collegians and their leaders, challenging them to explore who God is calling them to be; and it helped hundreds of Presbyterians, congregations, presbyteries, mission co-workers and partner churches share resources and best practices through forty international mission networks in order to grow Christ’s church around the world. 

“Through their gifts, presbyteries support the vital mission and ministries of the church,” said Karen L. Schmidt, deputy executive director of Communications and Funds Development for the GAMC. “We truly appreciate the stewardship and support of these presbyteries.”

“Top Ten” lists were compiled in four categories: total mission giving, Basic Mission Support, Special Offerings and other specific appeals. Within each category, the lists are sorted by total giving and by average giving per member.

National Capital Presbytery topped the list for total mission giving, while Hanmi Presbytery capped the list for total giving per member. Several presbyteries were honored in more than one category. For example, National Capital Presbytery was honored in seven of the eight categories and Cascades Presbytery was honored in six categories.

The Top Ten for total giving by dollar amount are:

  • National Capital – $1,218,521
  • Philadelphia – $954,205
  • Grace – $873,321
  • Cascades – $864,955
  • Chicago – $775,047
  • Donegal – $732,987
  • New Hope – $646,026
  • Los Ranchos – $608,815
  • Detroit – $572,996
  • Greater Atlanta – $541,760

The Top Ten for total giving by average per member are (by per member amount):

  • Hanmi – $54.22
  • Santa Fe – $42.40
  • South Alabama – $41.77
  • North Central Iowa – $40.66
  • Cascades – $39.97
  • Wyoming – $38.83
  • National Capital – $37.14
  • Milwaukee – $36.82
  • Donegal – $36.29
  • Utah – $36.11

The Top Ten for Basic Mission Support by total dollar amount are:

  • Donegal – $367,432
  • Cascades – $355,239
  • Philadelphia – $291,843
  • National Capital – $235,078
  • Chicago – $234,186
  • Los Ranchos – $225,382
  • Carlisle – $203,604
  • Heartland – $200,270
  • Grace – $199,611
  • New Hope – $192,832

The Top Ten for Basic Mission Support by average per member are:

  • Hanmi – $38.44
  • Donegal – $18.19
  • Santa Fe – $17.08
  • North Central Iowa – $17.05
  • Western Reserve – $16.92
  • Cascades – $16.42
  • Wyoming – $15.40
  • Milwaukee – $14.23
  • Carlisle – $14.13
  • West Virginia – $14.02

The Top Ten honored for Special Offerings by total dollar amount are:

  • National Capital – $419,481
  • Philadelphia – $301,858
  • Cascades – $299,453
  • Chicago – $283,236
  • Grace – $281,789
  • Donegal – $202,062
  • Detroit – $198,784
  • Twin Cities Area – $194,625
  • Giddings-Lovejoy – $180,938
  • New Covenant – $177,273

The Top Ten honored for Special Offerings by average per member are:

  • Alaska – $21.66
  • Western Colorado – $20.32 
  • Sierra Blanca – $16.51
  • National Capital – $12.79    
  • Cascades – $13.84  
  • Utah – $13.76                          
  • Santa Fe – $12.58                 
  • North Central Iowa – $12.43                                            
  • Milwaukee – $12.42                                              
  • Grand Canyon –$12.20

The Top Ten honored for donations to other appeals by total dollar amount are:

  • National Capital – $563,962     
  • Grace – $391,921        
  • Philadelphia – $360,504   
  • New Hope – $316,994
  • Greater Atlanta – $314,796
  • New York City – $303,065                                          
  • Baltimore – $273,834                                 
  • Pittsburgh – $263,720                                   
  • Chicago – $257,624                                
  • San Francisco – $250,726

Finally, the Top Ten for donations to other appeals by average per member are:

  • South Alabama – $24.38   
  • Tres Rios – $21.64  
  • Cimarron – $19.29 
  • New York City – $18.77
  • National Capital – $17.19
  • Pines – $16.51                                        
  • Baltimore – $16.47                                        
  • Hanmi – $15.79                                
  • Utah – $14.60                                 
  • Wyoming – $14.07

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) comprises more than 2 million members in more than 10,000 congregations, answering Christ’s call to mission and ministry throughout the United States and the world.

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