Each congregation in our Presbytery received a check for $5000.00 at the end of July, as per the the Parable of the Talents.
Your invitation/charge is: Use this for mission in your local community, as you are led by the Holy Spirit.
Here is a Celebration story:
“Recently a newlywed couple joined our church from China. They’re seminary students and the wife had interned at Burlingame FPC. They have a desire to be ordained in the PCUSA and we’ve started the process with them. Tuesday night our Session endorsed a new Mandarin language ministry in our church not knowing how to give it seed money. Then we received the $5,000 check from presbytery! Wow, what timing. Exciting things happening here.”