Monday, May 7, 2012

Pentecost Offering

The Pentecost Offering this year will be received on Pentecost Sunday, May 27. The Pentecost Offering is traditionally received on the day of Pentecost (May 27, 2012). It provides a direct way to meet the needs of children at risk, youth, and young adults. Congregations are encouraged to keep 40 percent of the Offering to support ministries benefiting these age groups in their communities. Our 40 percent of the offering will be used for this summer's Mustard Seed Projects. The General Assembly's portion (60 percent) provides leadership development opportunities for Presbyterian youth and young adults and supports children-at-risk programs at the national level. Since 1998, Presbyterians of all ages have raised more than $8 million for these ministries that benefit younger members of God's family.