Giving Thanks : This Year’s Thansgiving Offering

When Representative Rosa DeLauro visited First Presbyterian Church to speak about her work in peace and justice, she reported that one of seven people are food insecure in the Connecticut Third Congressional District, which she represents. That means one in seven people and children, our near neighbors, are not sure they will have enough to eat any given day. One in seven are sure they often will go hungry. And this in the richest state in the richest nation… Each year, through our Thanksgiving Special Offering, First Presbyterian Church joins in to help Christian Community Action provide thanksgiving food baskets for our neighbors in need. As in the past, CCA will be relying on The Connecticut Food Bank for 1,000 turkeys and cases of food items that will be handed out as part of this effort. They count on businesses, houses of worship, civic groups and schools to make up the critical difference between what the Food Bank is able to provide and what they will need to meet the demand.

Christmas Joy Offering

This year’s Christmas Joy Offering will be received during the worship service on Christmas Eve. This special offering supports the Presbyterian Church USA’s Racial/Ethnic Colleges and offers assistance to retired clergy across the country.

Envelopes for this special offering will be found in the pews beginning in December.

You are encouraged to make a gift at any point during this holiday season.