Around the world, people lack access to food, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) serves to help change the lives of people in these challenging situations. The Offering provides us a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need. We will dedicate this offering on Palm Sunday, April 9th, but you may continue to bring your offerings throughout April.
Started in 1949, One Great Hour of Sharing is a long-standing ecumenical effort aimed at raising the funds necessary to provide relief and reconstruction for communities in the aftermath of disaster. What started as an hour-long radio appeal has evolved over the years, varying from eight to 29 participating denominations, and has become the most participated-in Offering in the PC(USA). Today, projects supported by One Great Hour of Sharing are underway in more than 100 countries.
OGHS makes a difference in the world through three impactful programs: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) works within communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters. Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) takes action to alleviate hunger and its systemic causes, and helps create access to healthy food for entire communities. Self-Development of People (SDOP) partners with people and communities with tools for development and education to alleviate poverty, oppression, and injustice.