Christmas JOY Offering
The wondrous gift is given! The Christmas Joy Offering celebrates the coming of Jesus Christ, the “wondrous gift” of God with us.
Jesus arrived in a humble stable in small and insignificant Bethlehem, to lead and teach in truth and love, and bring about God’s salvation to the world. What a “wondrous gift” indeed! This was a gift so profound that the only response was the bringing of more gifts; the Magi arrived with gold, frankincense, and myrrh to honor the Christ child.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) provides the opportunity for congregations to join this celebration by supporting those in need of help and hope. Half of the Christmas Joy offering supports the continued ministry of educating and forming Christian leaders. The other half of the offering honors those leaders who serve and have served us well. Through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, current and retired church workers who experience need because of tragedy, health concerns, or financial hardship can receive assistance from the church they have served so well.
In gratitude to God for the wondrous gift of Jesus, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) invites congregations to join this celebration of God’s presence with us by supporting those in need of help and hope. This special offering will be collected during December and dedicated at the Christmas Eve services. Please prayerfully consider how your gifts can benefit those in need and give as generously as possible. Special envelopes are available in the pews or you may mark your gift with Christmas Joy Offering in the memo field.
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