THE PENTECOST OFFERING

BUILDING A LIFE OF FAITH


The Pentecost Offering is our Mission for June. It is one of the four special offering of the Presbyterian Church USA. it is about guiding the Christian formation of our young people.
1. Congregational Initiatives With Young People
40% of the Pentecost Offering remains with our congregation to use for youth programs in our church or the community. This year the Mission Committee has chosen to give the 40% to the youth in our church to use on their Mission trip to Rapid City in July.
2. Serving Communities
25% of the Offering goes to Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) experiences. It can provide training and equip volunteers to engage in mission at more than 20 sites in the USA and world wide.
3. Guiding Youth
25% of the Offering supports ministries with youth, ages 12-18 and those called to accompany them. It can fund a new Christian Formation called “The Senior Project”. This project offers a path and plan for graduating seniors to explore their next steps in faith.
4. Child Advocacy
10% of the Offering supports the “Educate a Child, Transform The World” national initiative. The goal is to motivate and inspire Presbyterians to better the lives of one million children by 2020.
By giving to the Pentecost Offering, we are nurturing the faith of those who are the church to come-children, youth and young adults.
Thank you for your generous gifts. “If we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.”
The Mission Committee

 





Blessing Box



We, at the First Presbyterian Church, have placed a Blessing Box at the front of our church at 316 Sixth Street SW in downtown Willmar and we are seeking donations from you and others to help our brothers and sisters in need.
 

The following is a list of suggested supplies: 
Food items (non-perishable) -- canned goods, soup mix, cake mix, rice, cereal, noodles, peanut butter, snacks, ramen/instant meals, Hamburger Helper, mac & cheese, fruit, vegetables, bread/buns, baking items, condiments, coffee, juice boxes, seasoning items, crackers.
Personal hygiene -- toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion, toilet paper, feminine products, tissue, Q-tips.
Baby/child items -- diapers, wipes, baby food, baby cereal, pacifier, powder, lotion, bottles, powder formula.
Misc. items -- pens/pencils, paper, seasonal items, gloves,books, small toys, gift items.
Prohibited items -- home-baked goods, expired opened goods, alcohol, tobacco, sharp objects.

 

 

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