2019 Loaves & Fishes Offering
Feeding the Mind, Body, & Spirit
The funds given to the offering will help provide partnering organizations of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to reach out into their communities (and beyond) to those who are desperate and full of despair and of hope and healing.
Project Vida, Coalition of Appalachian Ministries and Beth-El all have varying missions and touch different sectors of people, yet, still have the same goal – to provide resources to those who are in need. We, as people of God, are called to respond to the scriptures and help others in need. Funds given through the Loaves & Fishes Offering will be distributed equally among the three organizations to help “defend the cause of the fatherless and the widow, to love the foreigner residing among us, and give food and clothing.”
- Order Form [PDF] [Word]
- Bulletin Insert [PDF] [Word]
- Thanksgiving Litany [PDF] [Word]
- Children’s Message [PDF] [Word]
- Report Form – used to mail in your offering – [PDF] [Word]
This yearly observance takes place during the month of November, and the annual offering is typically received on the Sunday prior Thanksgiving (or some other date appropriate for your congregation). It is generally viewed as a thank offering. The observance is based upon Matthew 14:13-21, Jesus feeding the multitude. 75% of the offering is given to the Missions Ministry Team and it goes to hunger projects outside the States (a new project annually). 25% is retained by the congregation and used in a hunger program in their own community.