One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing


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     A Lenten Offering

Sharing Resources, Changing Lives

2009 Theme:  Where is your treasure?   

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) - the relief, refugee and development fund of the United Church of Christ. One of the Special Mission Offerings received by the United Church of Christ and part of Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM). The OGHS offering is most often received the third Sunday of Lent, but may be taken at different times.

     Click here for 2009 OGHS offering materials


 What's News:


2009 OGHS Lenten Offering
Resources and Links

OGHS LIVE! Audio/Web Conferences
for Lenten Gatherings! 

Tsunami Report 4 Years Later
Former UC News Editor, Evan Golder and wife, visit India on behalf of the United Church of Christ to prepare this exciting report that shares just a few of the stories they heard. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, we continue to walk with partners and communities devasted by the tsunami.

Your OGHS dollars at work!
Disaster Relief Efforts Report (aka RUEN Report)!





 Get Involved
Find ways individual and groups can be involved in mission.

OGHS Annual Mission Report
Read online or order  free copies from UCC Resources


CWS Kits Needed

 Global Food Crisis Fact Sheet

The escalating global food crisis is leaving millions of of people throughout the world impoverished, in jeopardy and the threat is serious. In the last six months, prices of basic food staples has increased more than 50%. For the more than one billion people already living on the UN minimum survival wage of U.S. $1 a day, this is devastating.  One Great Hour of Sharing continues to work on initiative that address food security throughout the world.


  Sudan: A Responsibility to Protect 













Gulf Coast Hurricane Educational Mission Trip

One Great Hour of Sharing in conjunction with the Office for National Disaster Ministries hosted an Educational Mission Trip to the Gulf Coast, December 8 - 11, 2008.  The goal was to see how the church has been involved in the recovery process  over the three years since the 2005 hurricanes. Read Story 

Darfur Fact Sheet - 2008

UCC Partners, ACT-Caritas has released the latest Darfur Fact Sheet on the response in South and West Darfur during January-March 2008. Keep up-to-date on the situation in Darfur and learn about ways you can help!

Tents of Hope and Beyond - In November 2008, thousands gathered on the national Mall in Washiington, DC for the Tents of Hope "Gathering of Tents"  where hundreds of brightly painted tents were set-up in front of the US Capital.  Read the Story.



Church World Service and the UCC

CWS and the United Church of Christ recently celebrated 50 years of ministry together. Brochures are available by calling UCC Resources at 1-800-325-7061.  See what else is happening at CWS by reading CWS updates!  





Contact Info

Phyllis Y. Richards
Program Associate, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115