Our portion of the Pentecost Offering has been used to provide school supplies and gift certificates for back-to-school haircuts for children in need. We feel that this is the best way to help our local children in need: by letting them know that we care about their education and how they feel about themselves when they return to school.
Lori Brooks, Member, Forest Larger Parish Presbyterian Church, Wabeno, WI
Our youth choose who we give our Pentecost funds to, and they chose "Together We Rise" whose vision is to improve the lives of foster children in America. They have been able to provide new bikes, college supplies, and suitcases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trashbag.
Carol Brimer, mission team, First Presbyterian Church, Crown Point, IN
I am so grateful for all of the support, encouragement, and generosity that made it possible for me to serve as a Young Adult Volunteer.
Kristen Young, former YAV in Peru
We encourage congregations to participate in the Pentecost Offering to support Triennium, or similar local youth events. If a congregation has no youth in their membership, they can give their retained portion to the presbytery so we can provide the opportunity for other local youth to participate!
Rev. Dr. Debby Brincivalli, Executive Presbyter, West Jersey Presbytery