A Presbyterian tradition for almost seventy years, the Christmas Joy Offering is one of the four
special offerings designated by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church
(U.S.A.) to provide congregations direct ways of supporting specific causes that
help those in need.
Fifty percent of the receipts to the Christmas Joy Offering are distributed to the
Board of Pensions for assistance programs that provide support to retired and
active church workers and their spouses and families. The other fifty percent
supports Presbyterian-related racial ethnic education through the National Ministries Division of
the General Assembly Council.
|3c a Meal - Supporting Frostburg Programs
3c A Meal Offering is collected once a month, during a regular Worship Service
by a member of the Junior Youth Group. Funds collected during the year are
divided among six different Frostburg groups to help support their respective
What Is the Peacemaking Offering? The Peacemaking Offering is
one of four special offerings designated by the General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The 192nd General Assembly
(1980) of the former United Presbyterian Church, in the U.S.A.
called for an offering to support peacemaking initiatives and peace
education throughout the church.
The Peacemaking Offering is received by most congregations on
World Communion Sunday, celebrated the first Sunday in October.
It is recommended that 25 percent of the Offering received be retained by each
congregation, 25 percent be used by synods and presbyteries, and 50 percent be
used by the General Assembly ministries through the Presbyterian Peacemaking
|One Great Hour of Sharing
Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other
Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s
love with people experiencing need. Our gifts support ministries
of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement,
and community development that help people find safe refuge,
start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families
Recognizing that the hope we have in Christ is lived out in our hope for one
another, we respond with gifts that help our sisters and brothers around the world
find the hope for a brighter future.
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