“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34
Whenever we are thankful for something in our daily lives and we want to thank God in a tangible way, we place a few coins in our Thank Offering Barrel and pray a prayer of thanksgiving. This daily act of worship was established by Grace Pierson, the founder of Churches of God Women’s Ministries (formerly known as Women’s Christian Service Council) in 1954. The offering is then collected by local Women’s Ministry groups the first Sunday in the month of May. Oftentimes a special Women’s Ministries worship service is presented by the women of the congregation. The offering is then sent to the regional treasurer. The regional treasurer will send 60% of the Thank Offering to the General Conference Women’s Ministries and the 40% remaining will be dispersed as decided by each region. Originally used only for missions, it now encompasses many ministries of the church. To date more than $2 million has been given through the Thank Offering. In 2020, our Thank Offerings will support the School for Girls in India (15%), Physical Therapy School in Haiti (20%), Winebrenner Female Students (25%), Venezuela Bible School (15%) and Women’s Leadership Development (25%).
Thank Offering Update
It is almost time for our Thank Offering to be collected and sent in. Each local ministry should send their Thank Offering to the Treasurer of their region by June 30. Regional Directors should send their Thank Offering contributions to the National Treasurer by July 30.
Individuals not belonging to a CGWM group may send their offerings to either their region CGWM treasurer or directly to Nancy Scott. All checks sent to Nancy should be made out to CGGC with Thank Offering in the memo.
Make Checks to: CGGC
Send to: Nancy Scott
1114 Circle Drive
Latrobe, PA 15650
Make Checks to: Women’s Ministry
Send to: Annette Weiland
425 Trout Road
Northern Cambria, PA 15714
Send to: Anita Burns
P.O. Box 497
Wheatland CA 95692
Make Checks to: Eastern Regional Conference Women’s Ministries
Send to: Norma Klock
199 Anton Street
Bressler, PA 17113
Great Lakes Region (Northern District)
Send to: Alice Showers
5489 Blue Heron Drive
Alma, MI 48801
Great Lakes Region (Southern District)
Make Checks to: Great Lakes CGWM Southern District
Send to: Susan Fennig
617 N. Ash Street
Celina, OH 45822
Make Checks to: IL State WCSC/CGWM
Send to: Elizabeth Hartman
309 Sunny St.
Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
Make Checks to: Western Region Conference with Women's Ministry thank offering in the memo
Send to: David George
757 Maple Rd
Uniontown, KS 66779
If you or your women’s group have not been a part of Thank Offering in the past and would like to, all you need to do is get a container and start thanking God for the many blessings he gives you each day. Look for our reminders to send in your offerings in April. We are better together!
Thank Offering barrels can no longer be purchased from The Corner Store. If you need a barrel, contact someone on the National Leadership Team or purchase on your own at Berlin Packaging
Many churches hold a women's ministry Sunday on the first Sunday in May. In the past, CGWM has provided a service outline to be used for this Sunday. Although we will no longer be providing a service outline, we have provided a template for you to follow . From this template, we encourage you to create a service that is geared to your specific congregation or women's group. As you seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are confident that you will create a unique and inspiring service.
CGWM Summary Video for Women's Ministry Sunday.