christmas joy offering

By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor God's gift of Jesus Christ by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.

God has blessed the Church with incredible leadership in every time and place, but those leaders often need to be supported by their communities as well. This Offering addresses the support needed by some of our leaders, including supporting leadership development for communities of color, and providing support for Presbyterian church workers in their time of need.

The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished 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.

Christmas Joy Offering

shoes for columbine

Our mission partner, Columbine Elementary School provides a high quality education for their students.  But there are other basic needs for which they would like to provide support.  One of those basic needs is shoes or snow boots for students with need. 

CENTRALongmont would like to help the school in their support of these families by purchasing shoes or snow boots for students identified by Columbine staff. 

If you would like to make a donation to help with the purchase of these shoes/boots, please click on the button below.  A check may also be written to Central Presbyterian Church noting “shoes for Columbine” on the memo line. 


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Gerry Starnes, Jan Kukic or Linda Parker.  Thank you!

christianity and climate change

Thank you to those who joined us for the film led series called Christianity and Climate Change, featuring Katharine Hayhoe, an internationally renowned Christian climate scientist. If you missed this class but would like to still view the 9 short films that anchored the discussions, please click the button to access the videos.

Discussion Films