Special Offerings

Parkwood members give generously through four special offerings a year, which are collected by the Presbytery of Lake Michigan to support national and international programs.

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering – Gifts collected from this offering support Presbyterian Hunger Program, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Self-Development of People.

Pentecost Offering – 60% of the money collected goes to Presbytery to support ministries for youth and young adults and the remainder is used by Parkwood to support local ministries for at-risk children.

Peacemaking Offering – 75% of the money collected supports presbytery and synod peacemaking efforts and Parkwood uses the rest for local peacemaking ministries such as the battered women shelter.

Christmas Joy Offering – All of the gifts from this offering provide financial assistance to current and former church workers or enable students to attend Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges and schools.