One Great Hour of Sharing

fishbubleFish Banks for children; calendar of “giving ideas” for adults

“Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts.” This scripture passage from Romans 5:5 is the theme for the 2014 One Great Hour of Sharing offering.

For 65 years, Presbyterians have participated in the One Great Hour of Sharing offering that has provided programs to help all of God’s people. The funds collected during One Great Hour of Sharing are commonly split into thirds, with one third going to support disaster assistance; one third going to support self-development programs and one third going to support hunger relief. There will be a flier enclosed in each Sunday’s bulletin that showcases examples of how your giving has been spent in the past.

Need is steadily increasing. Both within the United States and throughout the world, the gap between those who have enough and those who don’t continues to widen. In order to help make a difference in the lives of unknown others, each Sunday School child will receive a Fish Bank and each adult will receive a calendar of “giving ideas” to help promote this offering. Please read the calendar each day and have your child respond accordingly. Each child should return his/her Fish Bank on Palm Sunday, April 13, during the Children’s Time of the service. Please use the special envelope in the pew rack.

Please talk with your friends and families and decide how you will bring HOPE to others. Through your gifts, the One Great Hour of Sharing offering will continue to be a reminder that through the simple act of sharing, we are blessed and experience God’s abundance in surprising ways. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

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