Because We Care So Deeply for Them: The Pentecost Offering — Sunday, May 15
Each year on Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit as a bringer of new life. It is also the Sunday when we receive one of our four PC(USA) special offerings. 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. Forty percent of the Pentecost Offering stays with our congregation to develop and support programs for children at risk, youth, and young adults in our community. For the second year, the Mission and Outreach Commission has chosen to give the money to Barrow Elementary School to support scholarships for their after school program. This program benefits students in need, including children who live in the Bethel Homes community across E. Dougherty Street from our church.
The remaining sixty percent of our gifts support three areas of ministry with children, youth, and young adults:
1) Young Adult Volunteers — a one year service opportunity for young adults from 19 to 30 years old to live in intentional Christian community, deepening and developing their faith while serving alongside partners in sites across the United States and around the world
2) Ministries with youth ages 12-18 — such as funding downloadable youth devotional resources, travel expenses to Triennium, and a grant to Presbyterian Youth Workers’ Association
3) The General Assembly’s “Educate a Child, Transform the World” initative When you give to the Pentecost Offering you are providing opportunities for children in our community and beyond to grow and build their lives. Please consider giving to this worthy cause.