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Jinishian Jottings Fall 2014

Give a double blessing this Christmas

In this issue, you can read stories from many of the places where Jinishian is making a difference everyday. Then explore the specific ways that your gift can make a difference, too!

Latest Brochures and cards

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

Application for October 2016 PW Mission Tour of Ferncliff

Consider joining a hands-on mission tour of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Center, Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, October 24–28, 2016. You will tour the facility, which is related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbytery of Arkansas; assemble Gifts of the Heart kits; receive PDA disaster response training; and visit the Heifer Project’s headquarters and Clinton Library.

For additional information, contact PW Mission Associate Kathy Reeves.

 

Latest Liturgy and worship aids

Liturgy for Opening Worship at the 222nd General Assembly (2016)

The liturgy for the opening worship service for the 222nd General Assembly (2016)—including the words and music of hymns—is available now for download by groups planning to worship in other locations. Congregations joining the service by live stream may want to plan how to participate in the Lord’s Supper as well.

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

2016 Stated Clerk Candidates' Handbook

A major item of business before the 222nd General Assembly (2016) is the election of a Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. The Stated Clerk Nomination Committee, elected by the 221st General Assembly (2014), has been diligent in its work and has been careful to follow the process detailed in the Standing Rules of the General Assembly found in the Manual of the General Assembly. Download the 2016 Stated Clerk Candidates' Handbook.

Latest Posters and fliers

Presbyterian Women Sudoku

If you enjoy puzzles, try this sudoku puzzle, arranging the numbers to get the name of a fun PW event. Answers are included on the second page - - no peeking! 

Latest Reports and study guides

2015 Miscellaneous Information - statistics

2015 miscellaneous information about statistics.