In the spirit of Christmas joy and longstanding Presbyterian tradition, the Christmas Joy Offering continues to be a beacon of support for church leaders and communities. Recognizing the need for communal backing, this offering plays a vital role in providing assistance to Presbyterian church workers facing financial challenges.
Since the 1930s, the offering has been a cherished tradition, equally distributing gifts to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and Presbyterian-related schools and colleges that nurture the leadership development of communities of color.
This commitment to supporting church workers and fostering education, steeped in a history of nearly 140 years, highlights the enduring impact of the Christmas Joy Offering on both individuals and communities within the Presbyterian Church.
The PC(USA) has created a leader’s guide highlighting important facts, histories, statistics, and programs to make it easier to inspire congregations to get involved. That guide can be found below.