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February 26 - April 12, 2020

One Great Hour of Sharing

For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.

in a world of disaster, hunger, and oppression

Millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.

Providing relief to those affected by natural disasters

Providing food to the hungry

Resourcing communities working to cast off the bonds of poverty and oppression

your impact

Restoring Hope, Feeding the Hungry, Empowering the Oppressed

Typically received during the season of Lent, each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing supports efforts to relieve hunger through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, promote development through the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, and assist in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

5,676

PDA work team volunteers served in 2019

$3.2 million

granted around the globe through PDA in 2019

$925,960

granted around the globe through PHP in 2018

329

farms and gardens provided healthy food to families in need

95,500

trees and seedlings planted around the world

5,316

clergy, wage theft monitors, human rights trainees, organizers, policy advocates, and indigenous leaders attended intensive trainings in the U.S.

5,600

loans distributed for income generating projects and cooperatives

over 5,000

projects in economically poor communities in the United States and around the world have had an opportunity to develop solutions to their own challenges since SDOP’s inception

946,000

pounds of fresh produce grown and prepared by five PHP grant partners in the U.S.

213

certified PC(USA) Earth Care congregations in 47 states helped care for creation

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Research shows that when church leaders encourage their congregations to support initiatives like the Special Offerings, their members give significantly more. This guide will walk you through effective ways to promote and celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing. But don't feel limited! Your enthusiasm and creativity are invaluable to this cause.

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When is the Offering?

Most congregations receive OGHS on Easter Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday or both, while many receive it throughout Lent. However, your congregation is welcome to celebrate this Offering at any point in the year.

To check or revise your standing order, call Customer Service at 800-533-4371 or email customer_service@presbypub.com.

Congregations remit through their normal receiving agency (usually the presbytery) or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. Mid Councils remit to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) P.O. Box 643751 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3751

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When we all do a little,
it adds up to a lot.

Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing helps to improve the lives of people in  challenging situations. The Offering provides us a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need. In fact, OGHS is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world. Join us!

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