Written by Gregg Brekke
Liturgy resources, community worship, bread and soup recipes will be among the featured One Great Hour of Sharing offerings. The first 45-minute installment begins at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 24). The Rev. James Vijayakumar, area executive for Southern Asia, will lead a global congregation in a sermon themed "Do You Love Me? … Feed My Sheep."
To participate in the Lenten Gathering webinars, click on <ucc.org/oghs/resources/oghs-live-2010/overview>. Click on the date of the desired webinar to bring up the sign-in page. Enter your name and email address, click "Join Now," and you will enter the webinar.
Participants are encouraged to call in approximately five minutes prior to the session. If you experience difficulty connecting to the call, please call toll-free, 1-866-822-8224, ext. 3216.
The remaining webcasts scheduled through March are as follows:
March 3 – Felix Ortiz, Latin America Caribbean
March 10 – Sandra Gourdet, Africa
March 17 – Xiaoling Zhu, East Asia and the Pacific
March 24 – Peter Makati, Middle East and Europe
The OGHS offering is most often received the fourth Sunday of Lent, but may be taken at different times. The suggested Dedication Day for this year's offering is March 14.
One Great Hour of Sharing, part of Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), is the special mission offering of the UCC that carries God's message of love and hope to people in more than 80 countries.