Christmas Joy Offering
November 29 – December 20
One of the most powerful things that Christians claim is that God saw the great needs of the world and offered a perfect gift, a gift that brought God and humanity closer together. God’s perfect gift to us, Jesus Christ, offered the power of being with us. According to Matthew’s Gospel, one of the names given to Jesus is Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”
In Jesus, we receive the perfect gift of God being with us, and of being with those who are often overlooked, left out, vulnerable, or in need. “God is with us,” we proclaim. What a powerful gift, a perfect gift, the gift of… being with.
And so we step forward to be with church workers and their families who have faithfully served the church but find themselves in critical financial need because of changing health situations or an emergency. We offer the gift of being “with” them by contributing to a special offering that helps restore hope through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions. Let us share our gifts and celebrate our church leaders – past, present, and future.
You may contribute to the Christmas Joy Offering:
- through myCrossroads Give Online here (Select a Fund – Christmas JOY)
- mail your check to the church made out to Crossroads (add ‘Christmas JOY’ on memo line).
- directly to the Presbyterian Church USA website – click here
- text from your smartphone JOY to 56512The Christmas Joy Offering is a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930’s.
“God is with us.” Matthew 1:23