Christmas Joy offering
Each year our church participates in the Christmas Joy Offering program which is observed Dec 3-24. With Christ at the center this holiday season, we can follow in his example of servant leadership by serving our brothers and sisters in faith. Through the Christmas Joy Offering, we are able to support those in our community and give them the gift of hope.
Funds from the Joy offering help the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions provide critical financial assistance to eligible works in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and their families and to qualifying retired church members and their families.
This fund also supports the education and development of our future leaders at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges. These schools are dedicated to creating opportunities and environments for racial ethnic students built on a foundation of Christian values. The Offering benefits Menaul School and Presbyterian Pan American School, both secondary schools that ready students for higher learning. It also benefits Stillman College, where graduates are prepared for lives of leadership and service.
Christmas Joy Offering envelopes will be available in December church bulletins. If you would like to contribute, please place your donation in the envelope provided and place it in the offering plate. Additional information regarding this wonderful program with be in the December bulletins.
Mickey Gilsdorf, Worship Committee