Peace and Global Witness Offering
The Peace and Global Witness offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by
addressing systems of conflict and injustice across the world. Gifts give to the Peace and
Global Witness offering through the congregation are divided by the congregation retaining
twenty-five percent for their efforts to connect with the global witness of Christ’s peace and
the other seventy-five percent being divided to support presbytery, synod, and PCUSA
ministries of peace and reconciliation efforts. The Presbytery of Northern Plains uses their
portion to support the Peace and Global Witness Grant.
A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young
people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be
retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people
within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support children-at-risk, youth, and
young adults through ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. The Presbytery does not
retain any of these funds and passes these funds on to PCUSA.
The Pentecost Offering is traditionally received on the day of Pentecost. However, you can
help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by the
Pentecost Offering by making a gift at any time throughout the year. In fact, many
congregations receive it on a youth-related Sunday, like Sunday School Kickoff (or Rally) Day,
Youth Sunday, or their Confirmation Sunday. Congregations remit through the Presbytery of
Congregations can support many of the Presbytery of Northern Plains missions with their 60%
if so desired. The missions that support at risk children include Bdecan Food Pantry, Bdecan
KICK program, Youth Connection scholarships for retreats and mission trips, Clearwater Forest
Bible Camp Scholarships, and Chogoria children’s programs. The funds should be designated
and can be sent directly to Presbytery of Northern Plains.
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Typically received during the season of Lent, One Great Hour of Sharing supports Presbyterian
Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self Development of People – all work
in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. All offerings are sent to PCUSA
through the Presbytery of Northern Plains.
Christmas Joy Offering
By giving to Christmas Joy offering, you hoor God’s gift of Jesus Christ. This offering addresses
the support needed by some of our leaders, including supporting leadership development for
communities of color and providing support for Presbyterian church workers in their time of
need. This offering is sent to PCUSA through the Presbytery of Northern Plains.
Resources for these offerings can be found at https://specialofferings.pcusa.org