This calendar highlights some of the challenging situations your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing address when extending care to God's people in North America and around the world. Each day suggests a donation of coins or bills. Your household can decide which unit is best for your situation each day. We challenge you to be as generous as you can be.
We pray that this calendar is not merely a stewardship tool, but also a daily opportunity to educate and discuss who our faith, when acted upon, makes a difference in the world.
Use the attached sample Pastor's letter for your church newsletters, blogs and other promotion leading up to the One Great Hour of Sharing.
What exactly is World Communion Sunday? Is it just a day where denominations intentionally receive communion? Or is there more to it? As we commemorate World Communion Sunday, we will receive the Peace & Global Witness Offering. As we acknowledge the violence and division in our world, in our country, and in our community, we are invited to come together to the table and join in communion with sisters and brothers all over the world. As we bring our gifts, we gather with other worshiping communities around the country to strengthen Christ’s work for peace through our church.
Your support of the Peace & Global Witness Offering helps draw people to God’s table of justice, where adversaries are reconciled and God’s abundance is celebrated and shared.
Psalm 78 offers a song about God’s “glorious deeds” and “the wonders” God has done. It stresses that God is continually and forever faithful to the people God has chosen. This is true, the psalmist writes, even though God’s people forget. Miracle after miracle is recounted, God’s presence and care throughout history are described, and the people still ask, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?”
Any setting where diversity is honored, where strangers become friends, and where brokenness is mended is part of the table of reconciliation set by God. It’s the table where diverse congregations and people can celebrate their unity in Christ.