Please celebrate and give generously on this Special Sunday.
"For we are what God has made us, created us in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life."
- Ephesians 2:10, NRSV
formerly known as One Great Hour of Sharing
this Sunday, March 11
. Congregations are asked to contribute to the special offering, which is used to provide all administrative costs for UMCOR. That way, when you give for disaster relief or other causes, 100 percent of your contribution goes as designated.
Many downloadable resources are available to promote UMCOR Sunday. A pastor's and leader's kit has everything needed to empower a congregation to give generously.
Created for good works
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is the arm of The United Methodist Church that responds to the needs of the world.
UMCOR does the work of humanitarian relief, sustainable development and improving global health. On UMCOR Sunday, we celebrate the work that is done that heals bodies and souls in the midst of disaster and crisis. This is the work that God has laid out for us.
Paul, in his letter to Ephesians, writes that doing this good work is to be "our way of life."
The work of UMCOR is our work, the work of God's people called The United Methodist Church. Our gifts on this day are given for those in the most difficult circumstances from Mozambique to Middle America.
UMCOR is there digging out after earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes. UMCOR is there for families that stricken with disease because of their lack of access to clean drinking water. UMCOR is present with refugees who have lost their homes.
If you have ever thought there was nothing you were able to do to help in the face of crisis, there is. It is making your commitment to these good works a way of life, beginning with giving to make the work possible.
UMCOR Sunday is our time to commit to bringing the light of hope and restoration to a world in need.
From Moment for Mission for UMCOR Sunday