United Methodist churches around the world will celebrate UMCOR Sunday (formerly "One Great Hour of Sharing") by receiving a special offering on March 31.
North Alabama Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Rev. Randy Burbank says, “UMCOR receives no funding except through your gifts. Thanks to your generosity in the past, UMCOR continues to operate in ways that helps so many. This is how UMCOR receives their operating expenses, so we're counting on your help.“
Indeed, because of gifts received through offerings like UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing), UMCOR can cover its administrative costs. When United Methodists join together to support UMCOR, our gifts allow for an immediate response when floods, storms, earthquakes, fires and other disasters overwhelm communities in the United States and around the world. Through relationships with local organizations and trained community leaders, UMCOR activates its network and provides emergency funds as soon as urgent needs are known.
Resources to help you promote this giving opportunity in your congregation are available at www.umcgiving.org/resource-articles/umcor-sunday-pastor-and-leaders-kit.