“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

1 Chronicles 16:34  


Thank Offering Update

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%).

Congregations should send their Thank Offerings as a check to their State/Regional CGWM treasurer by June 30th.  State/Regional CGWM treasurers should send a check for 60% of the total Thank Offering donations to the General Conference CGWM Treasurer by July 31st. 

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.


National Treasurer:

Make Checks to: CGGC

Send to: Nancy Scott

1114 Circle Drive

Latrobe, PA 15650


Regional Treasurers:


Allegheny Region

Make Checks to: Women’s Ministry

Send to: Annette Weiland

425 Trout Road

Northern Cambria, PA 15714



California Eldership

Send to: Anita Burns

P.O. Box 497

Wheatland CA 95692

Eastern Region

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



Midwestern Region

Make Checks to: IL State WCSC/CGWM

Send to: Elizabeth Hartman

309 Sunny St.

Mt. Carroll, IL 61053


Western Region

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 be purchased from:

The Corner Store Christian Bookstore, 1004 Doubling Gap Road, Newville, PA 17241, 717-776-4336 or email

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.