While it feels like fall has just begun, soon we will enter the joyous season of Advent and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

“With Christ at the center this holiday season, we can follow in his example of servant leadership by serving our brothers and sisters in faith. Through the Christmas Joy Offering, we are able to support those in our community and give them the gift of hope,” says The Rev. Jonathan H. Reinink of the Special Offerings Presbyterian Mission Agency. 

To help church leaders organize this season’s Christmas Joy Offerings at their congregations, PC(USA) Special Offerings is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 15th at 1 p.m. The session will cover the 2017 Christmas Joy Offering, its materials and promotional opportunities, and much more. 

You may sign up for the webinar by visiting https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5471323077400898305. 

Funds from the Christmas Joy Offering help the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions provide critical financial assistance to eligible workers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and their families, and to qualifying retired church workers and their families.

 The Christmas Joy Offering also supports the education and development of our future leaders at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges. These schools are dedicated to creating opportunities and environments for racial ethnic students built on a foundation of Christian values.