Each year on Palm Sunday we receive the Special offering of One Great Hour of Sharing. This offering including the fish banks given to the Sunday School children, supports efforts to relieve hunger through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, promote development through the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, and assists in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
This week, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) announced it has pulled more than $2 million out of reserves it uses to supplement unsupported or under-supported disaster responses — a fund fortified in part by gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing — to help aid response to the coronavirus pandemic. The funds will be divided between international response and grants to mid councils (synods and presbyteries) and their congregations to support work in response to and impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
If you would like to make a donation for One Great Hour of Sharing, please indicate that on the memo line of your check or in the Special Giving line on our website. The fish banks can be put in the brown box in the office entrance vestibule.