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March 31, 2022
Last week we received the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. Gifts to OGHS enables us to be present through our UCC partners in the USA and around the world. Some of us from ERUCC have been on disaster recovery trips to Daytona Beach, Biloxi, Joplin, and New Orleans and have seen firsthand the impact of the gifts that bring supplies, volunteers, and much needed recovery and repair work to affected areas.
In other parts of the world, our generous gifts to OGHS supports safe water projects, sustainable farming, education, and health initiatives, as well as pitching in to assist people fleeing violence from their home communities.
As you have heard in the Sunday morning announcements, currently gifts from OGHS are being shared to help Ukrainian refugees who are being assisted by our partner church, the Reformed Church of Hungry. Working with partners assures that our funds are getting directly to the people in need.
There is still time to contribute to OGHS. Use the OGHS envelope in your envelope packets or place a check in a regular envelope and mark it OGHS or give online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you mark your gifts OGHS.
We receive this offering with joy, believing that, with everything else going on in the world, that love and care remains and those who may think no one cares, are given hope.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
15 W. Church Street, Frederick, MD 21702