Great information on One Great Hour of Sharing, an opportunity we can jump onto this Sunday:
One Great Hour of Sharing
For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special One Great Hour of Sharing offering, laying the foundation for UMCOR’s ministry of relief and hope. I think many times, our members don’t know the significance of this gift. I am hoping to share this information as proactively as possible this year. (I must say that I am proud of my bishop in this video!)
Donations UMCOR receives through this offering, along with other undesignated gifts made throughout the year, cover UMCOR’s costs of doing business. Gifts like yours make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects our donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.
UMCOR does not receive United Methodist World Service or apportionment funds, so without your offerings, UMCOR would not exist. I am aware of how important UMCOR is as a first responder in may parts of the world.
Because the agency keeps operating costs under 10% of total budget, undesignated gifts may actually exceed UMCOR’s administrative needs. When that happens, your support is channeled to under-funded programs, where they’re most needed. They also may be used to allow UMCOR to respond to disasters immediately after an event and before funds can be raised.
Most congregations celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Look for more information here:
Because of your donation today, we’re ready to respond in times of crisis.