During the month of December, our church will accept the Christmas Joy offering. The Christmas Joy Offering has been a Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s. The Offering distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and to Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. The Assistance Program provides critical financial support to church workers and their families. Presbyterian-related schools and colleges provide education and leadership development while nurturing racial and ethnic heritage. This has been a Presbyterian commitment for nearly 140 years. Please consider supporting these programs by writing a check made payable to First Presbyterian Church and write “JOY’ in the memo line.