In witness to our faith, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC) supports our local and global neighbors through Special Offerings that are taken throughout the program year. These offerings touch the lives of those who suffer from hunger or the need for shelter resulting from natural disasters, wars and political conflicts. Additionally, portions of the annual Easter and Peacemaking Offerings are used to provide extended financial support to a least two ministries chosen by the Session of MAPC.
Our congregation’s gifts further support the work of our denomination, The Presbyterian Church (USA), through programs that promote self-development and peacemaking, as well as providing financial resources to those women and men who have dedicated their lives to serving in various mission points of The Presbyterian Church (USA).
• Gifts of Food for Yorkville Common Pantry (received each Sunday)
• Special Offering for MAPC Feeding Programs (received the first Sunday of each month)
• Special Offering for Natural Disasters & Refugees (as announced)
• One Great Hour of Sharing (received Palm Sunday) – our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives and work together to strengthen their families and communities.
• (received Easter Day) – gifts are distributed as directed by Session. The 2012 Easter Offering is being used to purchase Bibles in the Shona language for all 21 congregations in the Synod of Harare, with whom we established a formal partnership in 2010. Click here to learn how you can help!
• Peacemaking Offering (received the first Sunday in October) – the majority of this offering is used for peacemaking ventures within the denomination. One quarter of the gifts are retained by MAPC for local projects such as the Osborne Association.
• Christmas Joy Offering (received at Christmas) – fifty percent of the receipts to the Christmas Joy Offering 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 fifty percent supports Presbyterian related racial ethnic education.