PDA ready to make COVID-19 grants thanks to One Great Hour of Sharing
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance general fund and OGHS join forces for more than $2 million in grants
This week, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) announced it has pulled more than $2 million out of reserves it uses to supplement unsupported or under-supported disaster responses — a fund fortified in part by gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing — to help aid response to the coronavirus pandemic. The funds will be divided between international response and grants to mid councils (synods and presbyteries) and their congregations to support work in response to and impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Presbyterian Foundation Online Giving Program is an excellent resource for churches to receive offering and donations via their website or automatic withdrawal. Call (800) 858-6127 for more information. Your banking institution may be able to help with automated giving by using an ACH form
Read: “Stewardship in a Pandemic” by Robert Hay Jr.
There are various other text-to-give and online giving platforms
Mondays/Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. The Presbyterian Foundation in conjunction with other ministries will offer twice weekly webinars that will help equip ministers and the congregations they lead and serve to respond to this crisis.
The Presbytery of North Central Iowa Grants
The Presbytery of North Central Iowa is offering grants of up to $1,500 each for mission and technology to churches to assist them in ongoing/new mission efforts that may have been disrupted or for technology upgrades needed due to the COVID-19 crisis. You can find the application form here. Please note the form is fillable, but will not automatically open in fillable format. You will need to open it with Adobe Acrobat DC to make it fillable. You may also contact the Presbytery office and ask Jeannie to email the form to you (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-233-1747).
Board of Pensions offers dues relief and deferments to churches and employers
April 03, 2020
The Board of Pensions is extending dues relief and other assistance to churches and employers as we move through the COVID-19 crisis. Find more information here
Employee Assistance Program provides support to help employers help others
March 26, 2020
The Employee Assistance Program offers services and resources to help employers and employees during this challenging time.
Emergency Assistance Grants
The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions provides grants to assist with emergency or unexpected needs for which active or retired ministers or employees do not have the necessary funds. Application forms can be found here.