One Great Hour of Sharing 2023

 So let’s not allow ourselves to get
fatigued doing good. At the right
time we will harvest a good crop if
we don’t give up…
— Galatians 6:9

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 (OGHS) 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.

The OGHS offering is being collected at First Baptist, Marion, IA, during the month of June (through July 2). Our Outreach committee has set a goal of $600. You can give online through our church by clicking on this button and selecting OGHS on the “To:” pulldown.

Check out this short video “Time to Share”.

The video unpacks how OGHS seeks to address not only the short-term needs of hunger, but also the longer term solutions.

And…one more short video.

The video features Church Community Services in Elkhart, IN, an ecumenical partner. We share this video as an example of how a congregation can participate in a local food growing initiative.

Your gifts help organizations confront food insecurity.
Your gifts allow women to plant crops, produce fertilizers, and receive the physical seeds they need for planting.
Your gifts allow other women to learn practices of irrigation and sustainable farming techniques.
Your gifts help support food pantries and soup kitchens and much more.

Through our generous tithes, offerings and special gifts, we proclaim boldly that it’s time to share. In that spirit, let us share now! Thank you!