As we near the 15th of March and the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) we are excited to be celebrating UMCOR's 75th anniversary. We hope that your congregation also has plans to celebrate with the OGHS offering.
On March 15th there will be a special service at Asbury United Methodist Church in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a site very close to where 75 years ago Bishop Herbert Welch called on Methodists, in the name of Christ, to engage in relief efforts and launched what we now know as UMCOR. The Sunday worship begins at 10:00 a.m. follow by a reception. All are welcome!
As a part of the worship, a video will be shown which highlights God’s work in the world through UMCOR over these last 75 years. We hope your congregation has plans to view this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzhWnsWPYg4
Knowing that not everyone will be able to attend Asbury UMC this Sunday, we wanted to share that the worship celebration will be live-streamed. The following link is for your reference. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2499657/events/3787261
Please keep this special service at Asbury UMC in your prayers along with all congregations who will be celebrating UMCOR’s 75th anniversary and One Great Hour of Sharing offering this Sunday. Global Ministries looks forward to God’s continued leading and the strong part UMCOR will play in that work.
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung
Chairperson of UMCOR
J. Denise Honeycutt
Deputy General Secretary of UMCOR