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If you’re looking for support materials to help educate your congregation about One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, you’re in the right spot! Listed below are resources available online as well as a link to our online store where you can order additional FREE printed resources. If you would rather call and order resources, call toll free 1-888-346-3862. 

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Downloadables

2014 One Great Hour of Sharing Bulletin Insert - PDF format

2014 One Great Hour of Sharing Small 8 1/2 x 11 Poster- PDF format

2014 Special Sunday Combo - Mini Poster w/Dates - PDF format

 

How to promote One Great Hour of Sharing in your congregation - PDF format

Sermon Starter #1 (PDF verison) (Word version)

Sermon Starter #2 (PDF verison) (Word version)

Sermon Starter #3 (PDF verison) (Word version)

UMCOR/OGHS FAQ 

Videos

If you need a higher resolution file for any of the video clips listed, contact the Connectional Giving Team being sure to specify which video you would like.

  • One Great Hour of Sharing: Accessing Safe Water

    This video shows UMCOR helping those in developing countries to have access to safe drinking water by drilling wells and educating them on sanitation and safe hygiene practices. This video is 2:38 minutes long.

  • One Great Hour of Sharing: Hope Rises


    This video shows images of UMCOR volunteers and staff helping individuals all over the country that have been affected by natural disasters. This video is 2:43 minutes long.

     

  • One Great Hour of Sharing: Rebuilding Japan


    This video shows UMCOR continuing to help those in Japan that were affected by the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami to rebuild their infrastructures and get their lives back to normal as soon as possible. This video is 2:18 minutes long.

     

  • Bishop Bickerton encourages local churches to support UMCOR/OGHS

    Bishop Bickerton, resident Bishop of the Pittsburgh area and Western Pennsylvania Conference is encouraging local churches to give to One Great Hour of Sharing this Sunday. Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing pays for the administration cost of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. When disaster strikes, UMCOR is ready to respond because the administrative costs are paid through gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing. 

     

  • Bishop Dorff encourages local churches to support UMCOR/OGHS

    Bishop James E. Dorff of the San Antonio area (Rio Grande and Southwest Texas Annual Conferences) is encouraging local churches to give to One Great Hour of Sharing this Sunday. Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing pays for the administration cost of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. When disaster strikes, UMCOR is ready to respond because the administrative costs are paid through gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing. Local churches may select an alternative date to receive an offering for One Great Hour of Sharing if they are unable to celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing on March 10, 2013.

     

  • Bishop Dyck encourages local churches to support UMCOR/OGHS

    Bishop Bishop Sally Dyck of the Chicago area (Northern Illinois Annual Conference) encourages local churches to give to One Great Hour of Sharing this Sunday. Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing pays for the administration cost of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. When disaster strikes, UMCOR is ready to respond because the administrative costs are paid through gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing.

     

  • One Great Hour of Sharing Kamina, Congo Video

     

    High-quality downloads: QuickTime (MP4) | Windows Media (WMV)
    (To download, right-click on the desired format and select "Save link as..." or "Save target as...")

  • Darryl Tate 
    In this 3 minute video, the Rev. Darryl Tate speaks about the importance of giving
    to one Great Hour of Sharing and how through the offering, UMCOR provided assistance
    in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

     

    High-quality downloads: QuickTime (MP4) | Windows Media (WMV)

  • U.S. Hurricane Recovery
    Hurricane Katrina was the largest natural disaster in United States history. This video highlights the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in the areas of disaster. UMCOR is financially supported through your One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
  • World Hunger
    This video focuses on world hunger and the work the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is doing to help those around the world develop sustainable agriculture and provide nutrition to those in need. UMCOR is financially supported through your One Great Hour of Sharing offering.

Talking to your congregation about Special Sundays

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  • Here are the facts and figures about One Great Hour of Sharing.

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