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One Great Hour of Sharing – March 30, 2014

“It’s more important than ever that churches like ours rise up. We’ve got to be community for people who (now) don’t have one. We must light the darkness for others.” —The Rev. Tish Malloy, First United Methodist Church, Moore, Okla.

“It’s more important than ever that churches like ours rise up. We’ve got to be community for people who (now) don’t have one. We must light the darkness for others.”
—The Rev. Tish Malloy, First United Methodist Church, Moore, Okla.

Your GIFT GIVES LIFE


Worshippers arriving June 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Moore, Okla., found the church lacked electricity. They didn’t need it. The Son powered that Sunday morning service.

For almost two weeks, the church had charged into the chaos caused by a tornado May 20. Two dozen people died. Thousands of homes were gone. When another round of deadly tornadoes struck May 31, church members kept giving and serving even without electricity and water.

 

EQUIPPED TO SHARE GOD’S LOVE

The senior pastor, the Rev. Tish Malloy, threw open the doors of the church and prepared to give, proclaiming, “We have life!” Children scurried to select activity kits. Additional folding chairs appeared as the crowd grew. Passing the peace of Christ now held extra meaning.

With your generous gift, First Church in Moore, Okla., can continue as a long-term UMCOR recovery center.

YOUR GIFT MATTERS TO SURVIVORS OF DISASTER.

Your donation to the One Great Hour of Sharing enables UMCOR to serve children, families and communities when disaster strikes. Thank you for giving generously today.


One Great Hour of Sharing calls United Methodists to share the goodness of life with those who hurt. The offering provides administrative support for the United Methodist Committee on Relief as it responds to disaster survivors and people in need around the world.

United Methodists relate to One Great Hour of Sharing by supporting UMCOR’s ongoing work, responding in times of disaster and telling the story of UMCOR’s ministry.

Please give generously on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday.

One Great Hour of Sharing 2To read additional stories of lives changed by your gifts to the One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday offering click here.

 

To send donations by check, mail to:

GCFA
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203

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