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.
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.
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 is one of the PC(USA) special offerings received at MPC. 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
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.
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Doris Topping Fund for SERVE: MPC is proud to be one of the founding churches of SERVE, a community based organization dedicated to Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Efforts. Doris Topping a long time member of Manassas Presbyterian Church, was a founding member of SERVE (now a campus of Northern Virginia Family Service). This memorial offering is dedicated to support the programs, shelter, and hunger resource center at SERVE. MPC also has several service programs that support SERVE.
The Pentecost Offering is one of the PC(USA) special offerings received at MPC. This offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the offering is retained by individual congregations. MPC dedicates our portion of this offering to support CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, which supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. The remaining 60% supports the youth ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency: Young Adult Volunteers, Ministries for Youth, and Children-at-Risk.
On the first Sunday of July each year, this offering is received in support of the local Prince William County Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity provides programs for home ownership, critical home repair, home preservation, and weatherization and serves Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
The Peace & Global Witness Offering is one of the PC(USA) special offerings received at MPC. Received on World Communion Sunday, this offering enables the church to promote the peace of Christ across the world. Individual congregations are encouraged to retain 25% of this offering to support local peacemaking ministries and connect with the global witness of Christ’s peace. MPC determines the recipient of this portion of the offering based upon current needs. Mid-councils retain 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation and are encouraged to support the Freedom Rising Fund. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.
The Blankets+ Offering, supporting the relief efforts of PC(USA) mission partner Church World Service, is received the first Sunday of November. Contributions to this offering allow CWS to help families and individuals around the world recover from disasters and displacement and to gain the resources and develop the skills necessary to build, or rebuild, sustainable lives and communities.
On Christmas Eve, MPC receives a free-will offering that is used to support two missions. One half of this offering is dedicated to the Turning Points domestic violence program of ACTS in Prince William County. The other portion supports the Assistance Program of the PC(USA) Board of Pensions.