How You Can Help:
Continuing to share during a time of virtual gathering and global pandemic:
1. If your church is already set up to receive offerings online and offers a way for givers to designate gifts to OGHS, please continue to do what works for your church.
2. If your church does not typically receive Special Mission Offerings online, but would like to provide a way for congregants to do so, you can direct them to the following opportunities:
-Give online via secure donation form (desktop or mobile).
-Text OGHS to 41444 and follow the prompts to give securely.
Make a secure online gift today, giving generously to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. The suggested offering date is March 22, 2020. However, gifts, or additional gifts may be given to the offering at any time. OGHS Resources are available to help promote the offering and may be order from UCC Resources.
Donate to a Specific Natural Disaster or Refugee Emergency - designate the emergency on the giving page or in the memo line of your check.
Assemble Church World Service Kits to support a variety of needs in the US and internationally.
Stay Updated wiith the latest in UCC Disaster, Refugee and Sustainable Development Ministries, read current stories on our website or visit our Social Media sites: One Great Hour of Sharing UCC (Facebook) and @OGHS_at_UCC (Twitter).
Watch videos that show the work and scope of the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Feel free to use any of the resources to promote the OGHS offering.
What does Our Church’s Wider Mission Support?
Great for new board and mission committee members! This resource highlights work being done in the national setting which is supported by Our Church’s Wider Mission. Print and post for church bulletin boards, use in newsletters or on websites. Also great for stewardship and mission committees!
OCWM Brochure - Great for church members and church leaders. Order copies. Free.
OCWM Infographic – Great tool to share at Annual Meetings and Churches. Order copies. Free.
Stillspeaking. It's the shorter form of "God is still speaking," a campaign by the United Church of Christ to remind us that God still has a lot more to say. Since 2004, Stillspeaking has worked with thousands of UCC churches and individuals across the country to make religion relevant again and to extend an extravagant welcome to all—because no matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here. Here at the United Church of Christ.
In 2004, it was concluded that there was a present and real need for the United Church of Christ to spread its message of extravagant welcome which continues to historically re-shape our understanding of the Christian faith and proclamation. The UCC responded to this call and challenge with a new identity and marketing campaign to let all others know that anyone could find a spiritual home in the United Church of Christ, be strengthened and nurtured in their faith and be blessed to reach out to others with their God-given gifts and talents.
Today, under one collective identity, we can enthusiastically lift up that the UCC is a welcoming, justice-minded Christian community. At a time when religion is too often portrayed as narrow-minded and exclusive, many are raising their VOICES for an alternate vision:
- Where God is all-loving and inclusive
- Where the Church of Jesus Christ welcomes and accepts everyone as they are
- Where your mind is nourished as much as your soul
- Where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary
- Where together we grow a just and peaceful world