One Great Hour of Sharing - March 30, 2014
One Great Hour of Sharing is one of the six church-wide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. For 2014, One Great Hour of Sharing is scheduled to be celebrated on March 30.
One Great Hour of Sharing enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to live out its mission to alleviate human suffering. UMCOR responds to natural or human made disasters - those interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own.
What is UMCOR? What types of outreach are included in the OGHS offering?
UMCOR is humanitarian arm of The United Methodist Church. OGHS gifts underwrite UMCOR’s “costs of doing business.” That means every penny of every gift you make to a specific UMCOR project
will be spent on that project—not on
home office administrative costs.
Offering gifts over and above those used to cover administrative costs are channeled where they’re most needed. UMCOR’s specialized ministries—responding in disaster, fighting hunger, alleviating poverty, providing relief supplies around the world, and offering hospitality to immigrants and refugees—assist the most vulnerable people whose need is greatest.
UMCOR receives no World Service funds or any other apportionments. Your gifts mean we’re right there with hardworking families, people affected by storms or war, disaster or disease. Self-sufficiency is the goal.
Through OGHS, we share the goodness of life with those who hurt:
- On the Gulf Coast of the United States, where Hurricane Katrina and other storms devastated families from Florida to Texas;
- In Sudan, where hardworking families persist despite war and displacement;
- In Sierra Leone, where we’re fighting the spread of malaria; and
- In Georgia, Eastern Europe, where a cold winter tests endurance.
Your Donation to One Great Hour of Sharing allows UMCOR to guarantee that 100% of all other funds raised will be used for a specific disaster. Donate Now
Frequently Asked Questions
Other Special Sundays in 2014
Resources for Sharing
2014 One Great Hour of Sharing Bulletin Insert - PDF format
2014 One Great Hour of Sharing Small 8 1/2 x 11 Poster- PDF format
2014 Special Sunday Combo - Mini Poster w/Dates - PDF format
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