One Great Hour of Sharing
One Great Hour of Sharing enables the United Church of Christ to reach people and communities affected by disaster, displacement or poverty. The 2017 theme for the offering is "You are here", which could easily be the response to a question provoked by tragedy, fear or suffering: "Where are you, God?" Psalm 145:18 echoes the refrain throughout scripture that God is nearby: "The Lord is near to all who call upon Him". As soon as a person calls on God, God is here. You are here shows the church uniting to respond to the many critical needs present in our world today. Our support is given through partner organizations responding to health, education and agricultural development needs, refugee initiatives, and both international and domestic disaster response.
The annual offering for One Great Hour of Sharing of the United Church of Christ will be collected on Sunday, March 26. Every gift allows us to say You are here.
Thank you for your generous support.
Heavenly Father, I pray for the one in five children in our country who lives in a family that struggles to get enough to eat. Grant patience and wisdom to parents who work so hard to see that their children have the food they need to grow and learn.