United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR Sunday

UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is March 11, 2018.

For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special UMCOR Sunday 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 UMCOR Sunday 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.

To give by mail:

Send checks to: GCFA
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203
Please put name of Sunday in note section.

UMCOR Sunday News & Resources

The congregation of First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls has a sense of mission on many levels. They are encouraged to give and support One Great Hour of Sharing, but they also get involved with UMCOR’s work through the assembling of relief supplies. Photo: Lynne Jones
Churches Connect for “One Great Hour”
One Great Hour of Sharing is March 6.
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