One Great Hour of Sharing MaterialsOGHS - One Great Hour of Sharing
Mission Support Documents
The documents below will help you submit United Mission giving from your church. United Mission is the backbone of our mission support as a denomination, funding ministries around the world and here at home. Indeed, 65% of United Mission giving comes back to ABCCONN to support our ministries.Mission Support Definitions Mission Support Submission Form Mission Support Submission Instructions United Mission and Giving Category Definitions
ABC United MissionABC United Mission ABC United Mission United Mission Brochure - 2015 United Mission Article - Connections United Mission and Giving Category Definitions Definitions and Mission Receipt Instructions Monthly Mission-giving Report Form
Stewardship ResourcesABCUSA Stewardship Resources Page Parish Publishing Stewardship Sunday Resources - bulletin inserts, as well as other resources related to stewardship are available on the ABCUSA website. There are ideas for stewardship moments and for sermons, links to other helpful resources, and snippets related to stewardship for newsletters. Check it out here. Stewardship Materials - New Love New Mercy (Lamentations 3:21-24) is the 2009 Stewardship Resource Material from the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. You can preview this material at www.stewardshipresources.org or a PDF file can be e-mailed to you (contact the ABCCONN offices - 860-521-5421). It may be ordered directly from Judson Customer Service 1-800-458-3766 (online ordering is not available).
Syrian Refugee CrisisAmerican Baptists Provide Aid to Syrian Refugees
Since 2011, Syria has been ravaged by a bitter civil war, and over 10 million Syrians have fled their homes to escape the violence. As the crisis has deepened over the last four years, International Ministries (IM) has responded in several ways. Using American Baptist gifts to the annual One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering, American Baptist International Ministries (IM) provided $40,000 to assist partners serving refugees in Lebanon in 2012 and another $50,000 to serve displaced persons within Syria in 2013. Global personnel are working shoulder-to-shoulder with partners in Bulgaria and at the Hungarian-Serbian border.
Hurricane Relief Funds Provided
Initial grants totaling $25,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds are on their way to American Baptist International Ministries (IM) partners in Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean after Hurricane Matthew barreled through on October 3rd and 4th, 2016. The Category 4 storm brought heavy winds and torrential downpours on the island nations in its path.