Getting Started - What You May Need
How to promote the OGHS offering
Follow these four steps to grow your offering:
Open materials when they arrive at your church. Become familiar with the resources and order additional quantities to share with others in your church who also promote the off ering.
Generate excitement around the off ering. Set a goal. Mail letters from the pastor to members and friends of the church and enclose the off ering envelopes. Participate in OGHS Live! Print announcements. Use bulletin inserts. Plan a skit. Share stories. Include the youth and young adults. Find ideas online at <www.ucc.org/oghs/resources>.
Honor the suggested offering date or season, or select another date to receive the off ering. Help your congregation learn something new about the off ering. Go online to fi nd multiple resources, including sample sermons, maps, stories, skits, and even DVDs. Make the off ering the high point of the service on Dedication Day. (The suggested date is March 14, 2010.)
Share the good news. Because of your members’ generosity, your congregation was able to reach its goal. Let people know they can still give. Then send your congregation’s gift to your UCC Conference Office, noting OGHS.
Thank you for your support!
Ms. Phyllis Y. Richards
Program Associate, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.