Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pentecost Offering, May 19

The Pentecost Offering is received on the day of Pentecost (May 19, 2013). It provides a direct way to meet the needs of children at risk, youth, and young adults. Congregations keep 40 percent of the offering to support ministry with children at risk in their communities. St. John's will use the 40 percent to fund the 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. Presbyterians of all ages have raised over $7 million since 1998 for these ministries that benefit younger members of God’s family.