Special Offerings at Manassas Presbyterian Church:
Per Capita Offering: As a member congregation of National Capital Presbytery, MPC supports the mission, leadership, teaching, and operations of the presbytery through our annual per capita payment. This offering is received in January.
Free-Will Offerng: Each year on Ash Wednesday, MPC receives a free-will offering that is dedicated to disaster or refugee relief. The recipient of this offering is determined each year in response to current needs. Since 2016, this offering has been dedicated to support the Church World Service Harrisonburg Immigration and Refugee Office in Harrisonburg, VA.
Rise Against Hunger: Since 2014, MPC has hosted a meal-packing event for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). The Mission Ministry team sponsors the first 10,000 meals and members are encouraged to make donations to increase the number of meals we can pack each year.
One Great Hour of Sharing: This offering is received each year on Palm Sunday, and supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, The Presbyterian Hunger Program, and The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
Pastor's Discretionary Fund: Each year on Maundy Thursday, MPC receives a free-will offering that is dedicated to the MPC Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. This fund allows the pastor to respond to the needs of MPC members and friends as concerns arise.
Pentecost Offering: 40% of the offering is retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community.
Christmas Joy Offering: This has been a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s and is received on Christmas Eve.
- 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.