Christmas JOY Offering . . .

The last of our denomination’s four special offerings will be collected in December.  The Christmas Joy offering is directed to current and retired church workers who are in need, and to develop future leaders of color at Presbyterian-related colleges. The current edition of Presbyterians Today highlighted some of the people benefitting from the Christmas Joy offering.  These include a retired pastor facing financial challenges after having a stroke; a college student from a low-income background who graduated with honors after receiving a scholarship and other financial aid; and a pastor at a Korean American Presbyterian church whose congregation included a high number of international students – and was heavily impacted by the loss of many of those students during the coronavirus shutdown.  The Christmas Joy offering made life changing and sustaining grants and loans to these people and more like them.


We are a loving and caring community of faith, located in the heart of Bowling Green, Ohio where Christ Welcomes All. As thoughtful followers of Christ committed to empathy, reflection and outreach, we gather together for worship, fellowship and service. We include all ages in our ministries. We have a deep love for music, mission and social justice, with a highly devoted congregation welcoming and caring deeply for all people within and beyond its walls. 


Our congregation is one of the nearly 13,000 similar congregations spread across the United States that, together, make up the Presbyterian Church (USA).