Ten Tips for Creating a Welcoming Environment for Young Adults
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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
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"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.
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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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Celebrate the depth and breadth of Presbyterian Women's impact with a fun crossword puzzle! Answers are included on the second page - - no peeking!
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Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team met in February 2016 to further develop plans for the 2015–2018 triennium. This summary includes highlights of work from the Administrative, Antiracism, Bible Study, Communications/Funds Developpment, Creative Ministries, Finance, Inclusive Community, Justice and Peace, Leadership Development Grant, and Mission Relationships committees, as well as other news from the national level.