Posted February 8, 2016 in Around the Synod

oghsOne Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offerings make a positive difference for hungry and hurting people. With OGHS offerings, Self-Development of People (SDOP) and Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) are able to help groups establish community gardens in food deserts like downtown Detroit and New Orleans, as well as provide support for many other projects to alleviate poverty, oppression and hunger.

In Lehigh Presbytery, OGHS offerings help Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) support the presbytery’s Helping Hands team, Project Homecoming in New Orleans and other groups in bringing hope and healing to disaster-torn communities from the shores of New Jersey and South Carolina, from the Gulf Coast to the West Coast and throughout the nation and world.

Most congregations receive “OGHS” on Easter Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday or both, while many receive it throughout Lent. However, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by One Great Hour of Sharing Offering here at any time throughout the year.

View a One Great Hour of Sharing video here.

Information and resources (including the 2016 Sharing Calendar and other resources for children) you may find helpful as you promote the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Offering are available here.