#GivingTuesday has become a special day for us to reflect on how God has blessed our lives and to give back to those in need in our communities and around the world.

You can share God’s blessing in over 40 different ways, supporting causes such as access to clean water, women’s empowerment projects, and disaster and refugee relief.

We’ve heard from Presbyterians who’ve made it a yearly tradition to sit down as a family and choose gifts that support ministries closest to their hearts.

The Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA), in partnership with the Presbyterian Foundation, is featuring several opportunities for Presbyterians to advance Christ’s mission on #GivingTuesday by making gifts at the Foundation’s #GivingTuesday website.

THREE Thank Offering recipients from Synod of the Sun

We now have THREE recipients from Synod of the Sun to receive 2016 Thank Offering grants!  There were 71 applications submitted, and 22 were chosen for grants totaling $510,088.  Please continue to support future ministries chosen to receive subsequent Thank Offering grants!!

Presbyterian Women PC(USA) Awards a Thank Offering Grant:

Jackie Pacha, Executive Director of Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living (BVCIL) was a guest speaker at the PW Thank Offering Program at First Presbyterian Bryan, Texas in November of 2015. After the program BVCIL was encouraged by the PW at First Bryan to apply for a grant .Judith Jerry of the Creative Ministries Offering Committee, Presbyterian Women PC(USA),  notified  the Center they had been awarded a $25,000 Thank Offering grant for its Independence on the Move Initiative. This grant money will allow the Center to take their services to clients who are unable to come to the Center in Bryan, Texas. BVCIL’s mission is to promote the full inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life.  Pictured are members of the PW Coordinating Team of First Presbyterian, Bryan, Texas with staff members of BVCIL.