Lakeside Presbyterian Church supports the Mission Efforts of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with financial contributions in five areas.
One – Basic Mission Support
Basic mission Support is the foundation of PC(USA) mission and the General Assembly Mission Council mission budget. Shared gifts are not given to specific projects but rather to the general mission of the church.
Received at Easter, the One Great Hour of Sharing provides support for the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program, the Presbyterian Hunger Fund, and the Self Development of People.
Three – The Christmas Joy Offering
Received at Christmas, 50% of the receipts to the Christmas Joy Offerings are distributed to the Board of Pensions for assistance programs that provide support to retired and active church workers and their spouses and families. The other 50% supports Presbyterian-related racial ethnic education through the General Assembly Council.
Four – The Pentecost Offering
Received at Pentecost (May 23, 2010) the Pentecost Offering is to help children at risk. 60 percent of the offering goes to programs of the Presbyterian Church beyond our region to accomplish this ministry. 40 percent of the offering received here at Lakeside Presbyterian Church is used by our Mission Committee to help children at risk in our local area.
Five – The Peacemaking Offering
Received on World Communion Sunday (October 3, 2010) the Peacemaking Offering is to promote peace and conflict resolution. 75 percent of the offering goes to Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly Peacemaking efforts. 25 percent of the offering is used by the Mission Committee of Lakeside Presbyterian Church to support local efforts in conflict resolution.
Contribute to these Offerings by making your contribution payable to Lakeside Presbyterian Church. We will advertise the opportunity to give to these offerings in their seasons of the year.