The Pentecost Offering is a powerful opportunity to give to the future; it addresses the needs of children at risk, youth and young adults. The needs are great, the opportunities to help abundant. Our gifts encourage children to grow into thoughtful and centered young people and, in turn, into empathetic young adults with a healthy sense of self-worth and the selfless desire to serve others.
This year the Pentecost Offering will be taken on Sunday, June 3. As one of the special collections of the Presbyterian Church (USA), it supports ministry to youth, Young Adult Volunteer (YAC) opportunities, and the General Assembly’s child advocacy programs. Forty percent of your gift stays locally. This year we have selected Camp Peaceprints to be our local recipient.
Camp Peaceprints is a summer day camp designed to introduce local youth (ages 8 to 13) to social justice, while providing them with peaceful conflict-resolution skills and exposure to a diverse community. It is run by the Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence in Buffalo and is in its fifth year of operation. The camp includes guest presenters from the progressive community who are deeply involved and passionate about their work. Your participation will help by providing camper scholarships. Your dollars really do make a difference!