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.