BRING JOY THROUGH THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
For Sarah Valentina Hernandez Solache, the highlands of Mexico were, and always will be, home. Despite their beauty, the area was and is a really dangerous place for young girls, and so her parents decided to send her to pursue her education in the US at the Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, TX. This school, related to the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., motivates and equips young people for lives of Christian leadership in the global community. Valentina credits this Christian community for “helping me find myself and my faith…I found my blessing here.”
Donations to the Christmas Joy Offering began in the 1930s and help to fund schools like the Pan American, which produce Christian leaders of the future; they also help to support Christian leaders of the present and past who may need some financial assistance along the way. These donations are gifts that keep on giving, here, and throughout the world. They not only enrich the receivers, but they enrich us in this season of Advent, as we await God’s special gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Bring JOY to our past, present, and future church leaders by donating to this year’s Christmas Joy. Drop off or mail a check to the Parish House (65 South St., 07960). Be sure to write “Christmas Joy Offering” on the memo line. You can also make an online donation via Breeze (be sure to select “Christmas Joy Offering” from the dropdown) or use the envelopes found in the sanctuary pews. We will dedicate this offering on Sunday, December 19.