Special offerings are received throughout the year and are targeted toward different areas of ministry. Information on the various offerings and who they support are below.
Special Offering Descriptions
Peace and Global Witness: 25% of this offering connects with the global witness of Christ’s peace; 25% supports ministries of peace and reconciliation; and the remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence.
Global Offering: this special offering supports our Global Partners Ministry Team, which nurtures the church’s longstanding relationships with faith communities in Cameroon, Cuba, and Palestine (West Bank). Learn more about Westminster’s Global Partners Ministry Team.
Westminster Emergency Assistance Fund: this fund provides assistance for emergency needs, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, hunger, housing, or other benevolence.
Hunger Offering: provides direct financial support to food shelves, meal programs, and other local organizations, such as: Groveland Food Shelf, Liberty Church 21st Century Academy Summer Meal Program, Al-Maa’uun Food Program, and Division of Indian Work. Learn more about Westminster’s Hunger Ministry Team.
One Great Hour of Sharing: this offering supports the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People. All three work in different ways to provide help from initial disaster response to ongoing community development.
Christmas Joy: in honor of God’s gift of Jesus, this offering provides assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and develops future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools, and colleges equipping communities of color.