OGHS is one of four special mission offerings of the UCC. This Lenten Offering supports disaster, refugee, and development ministries. We are reminded that it “is time to share” by giving to others in small ways which make a big difference – even one we cannot see ourselves. There are many ways for us to know God’s generosity in our lives and to share that with others.
So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all.Galatians 6:9-10 (The MSG)
For over 70 years, the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering has been helping American and Canadian Christians bring God’s hope and healing to hurting people both in the U.S. and around the world. OGHS has raised funds to support domestic and international development, fight poverty and its consequences, and bring aid and relief to communities torn by war or ravaged by natural disaster.
Your gifts help organizations confront food insecurity and hunger. OGHS partners with others to provide immediate aid to those affected by disasters, poverty, or fleeing conflict—providing food, water, shelter, and companionship during times of distress. Your dollars support soup kitchens and food pantries. OGHS shows up when people are in crisis. This offering provides “fish” when needed most. In addition, your financial gifts enable the building (and rebuilding) of structures and processes that make a difference for the future, providing education and helping hands for long-term improvements.
OGHS is YOUR reach into the world; working in partnership with people we will never meet, yet to whom we are connected. Your contributions are transforming lives for generations to come and are part of the harvest. Your gifts bring the Reign/Kin-dom of God closer to us all. We can make a difference. We do make a difference. Your generosity makes all the difference in the world.
Seize the day!
It’s time to share.
As we enter the mission field, we are ready to share our gifts with others.
Let us not grow weary nor give up,
For this is the opportune time to start right here, right now.
It’s time to share!