UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

One Great Hour of Sharing

For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special One Great Hour of Sharing offering, laying the foundation for UMCOR’s ministry of relief and hope.

Donations UMCOR receives through this offering, along with other undesignated gifts made throughout the year, cover our costs of doing business. Gifts like yours make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects our donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.

UMCOR does not receive United Methodist World Service or apportionment funds, so without your offerings, UMCOR would not exist.

Because we keep operating costs under 10% of our total budget, undesignated gifts may actually exceed UMCOR’s administrative needs. When that happens, your support is channeled to under-funded programs, where they’re most needed. They also may be used to allow UMCOR to respond to disasters immediately after an event and before funds can be raised.

Most congregations celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing on the fourth Sunday of Lent. If this conflicts with other events, local churches are encouraged to choose other dates that work for them. Resources such as bulletin inserts, posters, and more are available here.

Because of your donation today, we're ready to respond in times of crisis.

One Great Hour of Sharing News & Resources

New One Great Hour of Sharing Resources Available
New One Great Hour of Sharing resources are available for you to use and share, as part of a Pastor’s Kit offered by The United Methodist Church.
Volunteers discuss how to repair deer fencing in Paternos, Wash.   PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Truitt
One Great Hour of Sharing is March 15
Out of the headlines — in UMCOR’s care.
UMCOR will mark One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday with a service of celebration at the New Jersey church where it was founded in 1940.
UMCOR Marks Special Sunday and its 75th Anniversary at Historic Church
UMCOR will mark One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday with a service of celebration at the New Jersey church where it was founded in 1940.