One Great Hour of Sharing Offering – March 20
The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be received on Palm Sunday, March 20. This offering has existedmsince 1946 for Episcopalians and since 1949 for Presbyterians and others, although the name was first used in 1950. Originally the offering went toward post–World War II relief and reconstruction. Today it continues to be used for relief, development, and refugee assistance.
Beyond the physical aid rendered, the goal of the offering is to make the love of Christ real and apparent to individuals and communities who have suffered the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship—and to those who give, as well. Participating denominations have collected about $20 million each year in the recent past, and projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada.
Around the world, One Great Hour of Sharing continues to respond to critical needs in a suffering world. Please give generously and prayerfully.