Resources

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2016 One Great Hour of Sharing Video

Following the tsunami that devastated much of southern Asia in December 2004, Pak Yadi received a $400 seed grant from One Great Hour of Sharing partners. Documentary filmmaker David Barnhart followed him as he rebuilt his life and community.

Your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing make a real difference in the lives of their recipients. Please give generously. www.pcusa.org/give-oghs

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2016 One Great Hour of Sharing Leaders Guide

This tool was created for you.

You are busy, likely swamped with responsibilities and requests. We understand the importance of giving you a clear guide, explaining the best way to promote One Great Hour of Sharing in your church. Research shows when church leaders encourage their congregations to support initiatives like the Special Offerings, their members give significantly more.

Latest Bulletin inserts

PW Together in Action for Children’s Literacy Bulletin Insert, grayscale

This bulletin insert is meant to encourage support of children's literacy and spark volunteer action on behalf of children who are falling behind. Action can include establishing a story hour at the local community center, partnering with a school in an impoverished area or hosting a reading program at your church. For additional ideas, click here. For a list of books that might be used in a volunteer “reading with children” program, click here. For a list that can be printed front and back to make a booklet, click here. To download the bulletin insert, click the link below ...

Latest Forms and applications

Reference form for 2017 Global Exchange application

Every three years, a group of Presbyterian Women travels to another part of the world to listen to the pain and the joy that their sisters experience and to share their faith stories and ministries with each other. The next Global Exchange, “Building Bridges of Understanding,” will visit Indonesia, September 12–29, 2017. Guided by Romans 1:12 (“. . . so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine”) participants will learn how to live respectfully in a multifaith culture and encourage and accompany one another as together they seek a more peaceful and just ...

Latest Liturgy and worship aids

Pentecost Offering Children's Sermon

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? This Children's Sermon by Rev. Karen Wagner shows how the Pentecost Offering can expand those dreams!

Latest Manuals and policies

The Handbook on Ordination Examinations

The Handbook on Ordination Examinations is designed to serve as a resource for inquirers/candidates, committees on preparation for ministry, committees on ministry, and ministers of other denominations who may be taking the PC(USA)’s ordination exams.

Version: May 2016/2.3

Latest Video, audio and multimedia

2016 Pentecost Offering Video

"We were glad to share not only God's Good News with you but also our lives because we cared for you so much."
--1 Thessalonians 2:8

The Pentecost Offering is devoted to ministries that support our young people during their "first third of life," the time from childhood through young adulthood.

Supporting congregational ministries with children, youth and young adults, as well as Presbyterian Mission Agency ministries with youth, the Young Adult Volunteer Program, and the national Educate a Child Initiative.

Watch online here.

Latest Publications and periodicals

PW Quarterly Newsletter (second quarter 2016), b/w version

PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, advance information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, highlights from the spring 2016 Churchwide Coordinating Team meeting, mission and giving opportunities, excerpts from a Marian Wright Edelman essay on gun violence and much more. This issue is dated May–July 2016 and reflects news reported through April 27, 2016. To download the color version of the newsletter, click here.

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Presbyterian Women Crossword Puzzle

Celebrate the depth and breadth of Presbyterian Women's impact with a fun crossword puzzle! Answers are included on the second page - - no peeking! 

Latest Reports and study guides

Final Report: The Church in the 21st Century

As part of a church-wide consultation that sought to gain insights and wisdom from the whole denomination about our shared identity and what the church is called to be and do, Presbyterian Research Services developed an online instrument and made it available in the fall and winter of 2015-16.