St. Lucas UCC - Mission and Outreach

One Great Hour of Sharing


2017 Mission Schedule

On the second Sunday of each month, the Mission Moment is presented in church. Offering envelopes for these benevolences can be found in your offering envelope box, or you may use a pew envelope noting on it to which benevolence the offering should be sent.

January - Neighborhood Houses

February - Eden Seminary

March - One Great Hour of Sharing

April - Every Child's Hope

May - Isaiah 58

June - Emmaus Homes

July - Habitat for Humanity

August - Joint Neighborhood Ministry

September - Camp Mo-Val

October - Lydia's House

November - Feed My People

December - 
    Strengthen The Church



“I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink”

Matthew 25:35


From disaster relief in the form of providing water to the people of Flint, Michigan, humanitarian aid in war torn Syria, and aid for famine relief in Ethiopia are just some of the examples how One Great Hour of Sharing provides many forms of relief in over 130 countries around the world.  One Great Hour of Sharing enables the United Church of Christ to quickly respond to disasters and other urgent unexpected needs as they arise.

One Great Hour of Sharing is a wide ranging ministry that gives the United Church of Christ the resources to follow the teachings of Christ by helping our fellow humans across the world.  Some of the ways that your offering will provide mission outreach are:


Build sustainable communities

OGHS supports self-help programs in more than 80 nations to build sustainable communities that enable people and communities to stand against and rise above hunger, disease, illiteracy, and other forces of injustice that deny and destroy dignity.

Respond to disaster

OGHS provides emergency and long-term assistance to people in the aftermath ofhurricanes, tornados, storms, floods, tidal waves, fires, explosions, technological disasters, civil strife, war, or other natural or human-caused events. On average, OGHS responds to a disaster once every 2.5 days.

Minister to refugees

OGHS responds with advocacy and help, hope and hospitality for people who have been uprooted from their home of origin. More than 60 million of the world's people are uprooted at any given time, the most since the end of World War 2.

 For more information on how your offering to One Great Hour of Sharing is used around the world go to