Written by Gregg Brekke
OGHS Live 2010 holds the fifth and final installment of its Lenten on-line gatherings this evening (March 24). The international webcast begins at 7:15 p.m. and will be led by Peter Makari, area executive for the Middle East and Europe.
The program, titled "Do You Love Me . . . Feed My Sheep," has been held on Wednesdays during Lent. Liturgy resources, community worship, bread and soup recipes are among the featured One Great Hour of Sharing offerings.
To participate in the Lenten gathering webinar, 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. To access the webinar, just enter your name and email address and click "Join Now."
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.
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. The OGHS offering is most often received the fourth Sunday of Lent, but may be taken at varying times.
The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food; education and health care; small business micro-credit; emergency relief; and advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.