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Christmas Joy Offering
The Christmas Joy Offering has been a Presbyterian tradition for more than 70 years. Its proceeds benefit active and retired workers of the church in times of need and also support the work of racial ethnic Presbyterian schools and colleges.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Since 1949 One Great Hour of Sharing has helped people in need around the world. The offering supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
The Peacemaking Offering is distributed among local congregations (25 percent), presbyteries and synods (25 percent) and the General Assembly (50 percent) for peacemaking efforts. The offering is received on Peacemaking Sunday in October.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Offerings
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has created churchwide opportunities each year called Special Offerings to support specific causes. The focuses of the offerings correspond with the season of the liturgical year or special emphasis within the church calendar: the Christmas Joy Offering is generally received the Sunday before Christmas; One Great Hour of Sharing on or near Easter Sunday; and the Peacemaking Offering on Peacemaking Sunday. The ministries supported by these offerings represent priorities important to the denomination.
SPC participates in the following three special offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Links are given below to information on the PC (USA) website. Special offering envelopes are available in the church pews at the appropriate times of the year.