Welcome, UMCOR Sunday!

 

 
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This week, during 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore., The United Methodist Church changed the name of One Great Hour of Sharing to “UMCOR Sunday” within the denomination.

“UMCOR Sunday” replaces “One Great Hour of Sharing” within the denomination. The change was approved by the church’s legislating General Conference, meeting May 10 to 20 in Portland. UMCOR is the United Methodist Committee on Relief, a major Protestant humanitarian agency that is part of the General Board of Global Ministries. It was founded more than 75 years ago.

UMCOR’s work of alleviating human suffering around the world includes disaster relief and supplies, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian development. It also relates to the Global Ministries’ unit on health.
 
“One Great Hour of Sharing” is a traditional ecumenical designation for an offering to cover administrative costs for relief and development efforts. It will continue to be used by other denominations.
 
For more information please click here.  This is an excerpt from the May 16, 2016 UMCOR.org web page.
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