One Great Hour of Sharing set for April 3

3/15/2011

One Great Hour of Sharing, which will be recognized on Sunday, April 3, is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to live out its mission to alleviate human suffering.

UMCOR is the humanitarian arm of The United Methodist Church. OGHS gifts underwrite UMCOR’s “costs of doing business,” meaning that every penny of every gift made to a specific UMCOR project will be spent on that project—not on office administrative costs. This enables UMCOR to respond to natural or human made disasters.

The OGHS offering makes ministries available in the United State and across the globe. In 81 countries in all, the United Methodist Church is in the lead to alleviate suffering through OGHS.

Restoration. Healing. Hope.

Jesus teaches His followers to bring healing and restoration wherever they can. That’s what is done through the work of UMCOR.

Join United Methodists everywhere by encouraging congregations to participate in the special offering that supports UMCOR’s vital work. Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing lay the foundation for UMCOR to bring restoration, healing and hope for tomorrow.

Call (888) 346-3862 today to order envelopes and other resources so your congregation can participate in this churchwide offering. They will be sent at no cost to your church! Find more at umcgiving.org/specialsundays