Monday, March 4, 2013

One Great Hour of Sharing

Let us thank the Lord for steadfast love, for wondrous works to humankind.  
 -- Psalm 107:8

Sunday, March 10, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, is designated for a special offering in every church for the One Great Hour of Sharing.

The One Great Hour of Sharing is the annual opportunity to put in place resources for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  UMCOR receives no other support for the administration of the significant and expansive ministries of our church in disaster response around the world.

Your Lenten offerings for the One Great Hour of Sharing make possible the provision of ministries of food and shelter, healthcare and peacemaking.  Link here  for resources to help you in interpretation of this offering in your church.

Recovery ministries in the wake of tornadoes in the American heartland, sustained recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, support for families persevering through war and famine in Sudan, programs and provisions to reduce malaria in Sierra Leone, assistance in Eastern Europe through the record-breaking long, cold winter -- these are examples of the way on which your gifts are well-used.

Thank you for inviting this offering on March 18, or the Sunday of your choice during Lent. Your gifts will be a means of grace to people in need.

With gratitude for Christ's ministry we share around the world,

-- By Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, former Bishop of MS Ann Conf.  

God Is Still In Control!

Miss Lladale Carey
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