Engage with the Christmas Joy Offering during COVID-19

Lesson Plan for Older Children

During this lesson, children grades 5-8 will:

  • Be able to name the three recipients of the OGHS offerings, understanding what each acronym means.
  • Be able to navigate the OGHS interactive map to search by location and offering recipient as well as utilizing the ‘search function to go into deeper detail.
  • Understand the connection between the offerings being received in their churches and the projects that they learn about on the map.
  • Be able to place themselves in the wider community of faith in the PC(USA) and beyond as participants in the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.

Written by Becky D’Angelo-Veitch, Certified Associate Christian Educator, Director of Faith Formation at Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY