Each year the national office of the United Church of Christ invites all of us to contribute to an offering which us to pool our resources to make a difference in places beyond our local community. Community UCC will collect the One Great Hour of Sharing special offering on Sunday, March 12 and 19.
How to donate
- Give online here, selecting OGHS in the options
- Text your amount to OGHS at 919-888-4541
- Mail a check to 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607 with “OGHS” in the memo line
What is One Great Hour of Sharing?
OGHS supports the ministries of the UCC’s Wider Church Ministries as it reaches beyond our denomination to share with those in crisis who are making a difference in their communities. Through OGHS, we at CUCC are able to assist partners in the United States and worldwide in alleviating challenges like poverty, injustice, the climate crisis, and the global movement of people (refugees, migrants) seeking a stable place to call home. Giving is tracked in four major categories: International Relief and Sustainable Development (46%), Global Partners Development Programs (43%), Refugees and Migration (10%), and National Disaster Relief (1%).
A sermon reflecting deeply on why we share and are called to share (or, why One Great Hour of Sharing matters)
The 2021 OGHS report has been released and can be read here. The 2022 report is still being prepared.