The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Christmas Joy Special Offering supports past, present and future church leaders. During the season of Advent and Christmas, we Presbyterians give through the church-wide Special Offering of Christmas Joy. Fifty per-cent of this offering makes it possible for students to learn and grow in faith at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Fifty per-cent of this offering assists current and retired church workers and their families with critical financial needs. Because of gifts to the Christmas Joy Offering, Reverend Shelley Wiley, transitional pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, was able to continue her ministry in a former presbytery after an accident left her unable to drive for six months. Reverend Wiley celebrates that the Christmas Joy Offering can help ministry to happen even in critical times.