Gifts of the Heart Alternative Giving Fair
Every Fall, Emmanuel is proud to host the Gifts of the Heart Alternative Giving Fair. On December 1st, we enjoyed a special treat to go along with our coffee after worship… raising approximately $2500 at our annual Alternative Giving Fair! The Fair is an opportunity to learn about Emmanuel’s mission projects and to consider alternative giving for folks on our Christmas list. Several traditional and a few new favorites were represented. Along with Emmanuel’s Youth Mission Trip and Emmanuel’s Local Missions Fund, organizations this year included: Annie Ross House, Doctors without Borders, Founders’ Clinic, Letty Owings Center, Outside In, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Thank you all for your generosity during this season of hope!
The General Assembly’s adoption of Peacemaking: The Believers’ Calling, which called for an emphasis on peacemaking, paved the way for this offering, which seeks to promote the Peace of Christ across the PC(USA). Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize a large portion of this offering to sustain their local peacemaking ministries.
Christmas Joy Offering
Whether providing financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families or providing opportunities for deserving students to attend Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges and schools, your generous gifts to the Christmas Joy Offering will bring Good News of Great Joy to the poor in circumstance or spirit.
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Since 1949 Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world. Your generous gifts to this Special Offering help provide relief those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed.