Special Offerings

We receive four special offerings during the year that are used by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to support ministry locally, nationally, and globally.

The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering is received during Holy Week on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. An early church tradition tied Easter to the lunar calendar. Its observance ranges from March 22 to April 25. The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering is used for refugee ministry, disaster relief, and the self -development of people.

The Pentecost Offering is received on Pentecost Sunday, which is seven weeks after Easter. It is used for training and support of young adult volunteers, youth ministries, and child advocacy. Churches keep 40% of this offering for local ministry. In 2014, the Mission Commission designated our portion to the Summer Backpack Program.

The Peace and Global Witness Offering, formerly known as the Peacemaking Offering, is received on the first Sunday of October, which is also World Communion Sunday. The denomination uses this offering to address areas of injustice. The church keeps 25% of this offering for local ministry. In 2014, we designated our portion to support EVE, Inc. which seeks to end domestic violence.

The Joy Gift Offering is received in December, normally the Sunday before Christmas. This offering supports retired church workers and racial-ethnic colleges associated with the denomination.

Visit the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Special Offering website

Visit the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Special Offering  Facebook page