Special Offerings

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church participates in church-wide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that are a collective witness to Jesus Christ's love for the whole church. The One Great Hour of Sharing, and Peace & Global Witness Offering play an important role in defining what it means to be a connectional church. Over the years these offerings have provided ways for individuals and congregations to join together with each other and in partnership with other Christians in responding to a variety of concerns.


Every year 100% of the Christmas Eve Offering is donated to local and international mission partners who are serving the poor, hungry, homeless, oppressed, and afflicted.

Current Campaigns

Peace and Global Witness Offering

Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians to share God’s love with people experiencing need. Recognizing that the hope we have in Christ is lived out in our hope for one another, we respond with gifts that help people around the world. The Peace & Global Witness Offering is received during the Season of Peace which begins September 4 and ends on World Communion Sunday, October 2, 2022.

 

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church has a history of generously supporting the Peace and Global Witness offering. Twenty-five percent of the offering goes to support organizations (the PC(USA) campaign to support Syrian refugees and the California chapter of Moms Demand Action) chosen after careful discernment by the Mission & Service Ministry Team. The remainder of the offering helps fund many worthy mission-related causes of our national denomination and the Presbytery of San Jose’s Peace and Justice Working Group.

Please designate your payment to "Peace & Global Witness"


Listening Session on Hunger and Justice on September 21

In the coming months, there is an opportunity to move Congress to address not only hunger but

1.  Food Waste

2.  Creation Care

3.  Racial Equity in Farming … all by shaping the Farm Bill.

 

Congress is gearing up to reauthorize the Farm Bill, and Bread for the World (www.bread.org) sees an opportunity to shape the Farm Bill in ways that matter to YOU. Come join this brief Zoom, learn briefly what the Farm Bill is and does, and share what YOU want Congress to do. This Listening Session is for Bread to listen to YOU.

Meeting ID: 828 0980 2636

 We'll have the Zoom room open 7-8 pm, but even if you can only stay for 30 minutes or so, please do join us.

Other Special Offerings

One Great Hour of Sharing is a multi-denominational offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Great Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more.

 

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) gives to three specific ministries of the church: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), Pesbyterian Hunger Program and Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People.

Give now, using Tithely or PayPal. Be sure to designate your gift to "One Great Hour of Sharing." Thank you for your generosity!


2021 Christmas Eve Offering

Every year, 100% of the Christmas Eve Offering is donated to local and international mission partners who are serving the poor, hungry, homeless, oppressed, and afflicted. The needs of these communities are overwhelming. The Mission & Service ministry team has chosen two organizations to split the 2021 Christmas Eve offering:

 

Pie Ranch is an educational, nonprofit organization located in the Pescadero area that helps small scale farmers, students, and food insecure community members. Their mission is to cultivate a healthy and just food system from seed to table through food education, farmer pathways, and regional partnerships.

 

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley is an organization working for the local resettlement of Afghan refugee families. JFS SV assists people entering the U.S. with Special Immigrant Visas, given to those who helped the Americans during the war.

 

These two groups inspire us. Through our Christmas Eve offering, we can make a difference in the lives of many. Thank you for being a congregation that cares.

 

Online donations can be made via Tithely or PayPal (be sure to designate your payment to "Christmas Eve.")