PW Birthday Offering

For the next four weeks we will celebrate the Birthday Offering of Presbyterian Women.  This offering started in 1922 when women were challenged to give a penny for each year of their life. This was to be a “birthday gift” to a girls’ school in Japan. Through the years the projects and dollar amounts have changed, but Presbyterian Women’s caring for others in the US and around the world has not changed.

Birthday Offering grants focus on capital improvements. The money collected last year will fund two projects. The first is Bethel Hills Project in Marthasville, Missouri. They plan to renovate a villa into four apartments housing eight individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The second project is Café Gingko in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to the pandemic they served an average of 30 meals each Monday in an economically disadvantaged area. After shutting down for Covid, they need to renovate the kitchen to reopen with expanded capacity.

Funds collected this year will support next year’s projects. Please give as generously as you are able. Gifts may be given online, or by using offering envelopes in the pew rack, or by check: place in the offering boxes or mail to the church office. Please notate checks “Birthday Offering.”