THE UCC RESPONDS to EARTHQUAKE in NEPAL: The UCC Emergency Relief Fund is requesting our immediate support to bolster the humanitarian aid response in Nepal following the devastating earthquake on Saturday, April 25. You can follow UCC updates on Nepal and give online. If you want to make a gift by check through the church to help in Nepal now, please make your check payable to First Congregational Church, MEMO: Nepal/UCC Emergency Relief Fund – or give online through the UCC website.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: Our annual all-church, international emergency relief offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, has many powerful stories to tell. The UCC works collaboratively to use OGHS dollars effectively through: National Disaster Ministries; Refugee Ministries; Global Ministries and Volunteer Ministries. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, we are able to reach out with compassion and practical assistance to assist refugees, support sustainable development, and assist worldwide with emergencies – like the recent earthquake in Nepal. Every donation to OGHS makes a difference. If you can make a gift, please make your check payable to: First Congregational Church of Burlington, MEMO: OGHS. You can donate to our OGHS offering online by clicking here. Thank you!
There are also OGHS offering envelopes on the bulletin board at First Church, and they will be distributed during worship on June 14. OGHS dollars are needed for many global development and emergency relief efforts, including in the U.S. You can learn more about OGHS by clicking here.