One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is our direct response to the ways in which God has called us to share, to repair, to bring hope. It is the single largest way Presbyterians come together to become the church with all the people we see.
Through OGHS we open our doors to join those dependent on outsiders for food, those who now receive seeds and silos to sustain a future for their children and communities, to partner with those whose lands and livelihoods are threatened and who now receive legal aid and protection for the land that is rightfully theirs, and to work alongside those whose homes and loved ones have been lost to a catastrophic event, offering hands to help rebuild and prayers to help restore.
This offering supports three programs
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) works alongside communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters, and provides support for refugees.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) takes action to alleviate hunger, cares for creation and works on the systemic causes of poverty so all may be fed.
The Self-Development of People (SDOP) invests in communities, responding to their experiences of oppression, poverty and injustice.
The offering will be received on Maundy Thursday, although you are welcome to contribute any time through May.