April 12th, 2017

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING

A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. We will receive the offering on Easter Sunday, April 16th.  The offering distribution is 35% to Presbyterian Hunger Program, 32% to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and 32% to Self-Development of People.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program approaches hunger holistically with five tools:

  • Direct Food Relief combined with Root Cause Work
  • Sustainable Development
  • Advocacy
  • Intentional and Sustainable Living
  • Education

The Presbyterian Disaster Relief Program has reached people in crisis all over the world.  Examples include:

  • Tennessee Wildfires
  • 2016 Gulf flooding
  • Public Violence
  • Malawi Flooding and Food Crisis
  • Ebola Crisis
  • South Sudan
  • European Refugee Crisis
  • Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Dominican Republic and United States

The Self-Development of People Program

  • Promotes Justice in the world
  • Builds Stronger Communities
  • Seeks economic equity

This ministry has enormous impact on so many lives around our country and our world.
Please plan to give generously to the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering on Sunday April 16.
 


Scripture Readings: Acts 10:34-43 and Matthew 28:1-10.

The prayer list can be found here.

Don't forget! The Prayer Labyrinth is set up in the Fellowship Hall this week!