Guest Post by Special Offerings Ambassador Bobbi Updegraff
Today’s special post is brought to you by Special Offerings Ambassador Bobbi Updegraff. She was kind enough to share some of her thoughts and memories about One Great Hour of Sharing with us here.
One Great Hour of Sharing
The second Special Offering on the Liturgical calendar.
Gracie was the Lenten centerpiece of our supper table when our children were growing up. She was the reminder of what Jesus could do with small fish. My husband remembers the ½ pint milk cartons that preceded Gracie. Together they demonstrated for children the power of pennies, nickels and dimes, combined with the willingness of tiny hearts to serve God.
One Great Hour of Sharing began as a response to the devastation of World World II in Europe. It was started in 1946 as a radio plea that raised $3.8 million for relief and reconstruction. This nationwide ecumenical offering has evolved into in to an international witness to the glory of God when Christians work together for a common cause. The purpose of OGHS has remained the same for almost 70 years—to collect offerings to assist those in need. Today projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada.
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Contact Special Offerings Associate Sally Wright to become an ambassador or request a mission interpretation opportunity for your congregation.