One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), as part of Our Church’s Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.

At Old Zionsville UCC, OGHS offering will be collected in worship on Sundays beginning February 26 and concluding on April 2, Palm Sunday, when it will be dedicated during worship.

It’s Time to Share

Esmerelda Robles lives in rural Honduras. She and her neighbors participate in a “pass chain” program. A family receives a pregnant pig, sheep or cow; families are taught how to feed and care for the animals. When the next piglet, lamb or calf is born, it is passed on to another family, which in turn will do the same. “A dream we have as a family is to have a micro-business for the production and sale of meat,” Esmerelda says. Families now envision a future not possible before. This is just one part of a program to improve food security. This program and its components are made possible because of your contributions to One Great Hour of Sharing.

In Galatians, the Apostle Paul encourages followers of Jesus to generously help and care for others. Though there is great need in the world and we can grow weary because we do not know how to help, God’s Spirit energizes and re-energizes us in every season.

We can make a difference. We do make a difference. Your generosity makes all the difference. Your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing provide immediate aid and long-term support to people experiencing hunger, thirst, disaster, or crisis around the world.

The need has never been greater. The opportunity is now. It’s time to share.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of our church is to be a congregation devoted to our community where we experience and share the loving presence of God by teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ, by celebrating God’s Word in the Bible, and through loving service to all people.

Postal Mail Address

Please use this address for all postal mail:

Old Zionsville UCC
P. O. Box 215
Old Zionsville, PA 18068

Find Us

Please use this address to locate our physical building (we cannot accept postal mail at this address; be sure to use our P.O. Box noted above for postal mail):

5981 Fountain Road
Zionsville, PA 18092