Christmas Joy Offering

 December 16 & 17

 “Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15.  The Christmas Joy Offering is given in gratitude for all God’s gifts to us.  Since 1930 this offering has provided support for 2 needs in the Presbyterian Church.  The gifts are divided equally between the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.

The offering provides financial support for current and retired Presbyterian Church workers in time of need.  It assists people to stay in their homes, afford assisted living or long-term care.  The other half of the offering has supported racial ethnic schools of higher learning for nearly 140 years.  For example, the Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, TX, has a 100% acceptance rate to college and university.

Please give generously again this year on December 16 or 17 .  “The gifts we give are from God, and they are multiplied by God as we give.”