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There are four churchwide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are a collective witness to Jesus Christ's love for the whole church. These play an important role in defining what it means to be a connectional church. Over the years these offerings have provided ways for individuals and congregations to join together with each other and in partnership with other Christians in responding to a variety of concerns.  Currently, St. John’s participates in 3 of the 4 Special Offerings (see Note 1).  While most of the Special Offerings have World Outreach Activities, two (Pentecost & Peace and Global Witness) have a Local Mission component able to be used in Reno/Sparks.

(1)  St. John’s does not at this time participate in the Special Offering for Peace and Global Witness.  The Mission Committee is studying the possibility of adding this Special Offering.

One Great Hour of Sharing1
Christmas Joy1

A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed.

We usually take this offering at Easter.  100% of your donation goes to PCUSA

A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people and at risk children.  60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.  40% is distributed to St. John’s supported ministries.  In 2017 this was Awaken ... Read More

We take this offering at Pentecost.  60% of your donation goes to PCUSA  40% goes to Local Missions

We usually take this offering at Christmas.  100% of your donation goes to PCUSA

Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy your providing assistance to current and retired church workers and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.

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