Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires, famine, natural and human caused disasters, whenever and wherever they strike in the world, we United Methodists respond with help to alleviate the suffering and assist in the long term recovery.
The response we make is only possible because of the generous gifts we offer through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Once a year the invitation is extended through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering to replenish the funds needed to carry out the work of Christ’s love in action in the world. This year, the opportunity comes on Sunday, March 10.
I invite you to join me in supporting fully the work of UMCOR. As a bishop, and as President of the UMCOR Board of Directors, I am made aware daily of the ways we are making a difference in the lives of people. I can’t name all of those ways for you because the list is very long and continues to grow, but I can list for you a few reasons your gifts are even more important this year than ever before.
- People in the Eastern United States are still rebuilding from Hurricanes
- The 2013 Flood season is approaching for the Midwest and Southern United States
- Growing famine and violence in the Horn of Africa
- Ongoing need in Caribbean, parts of Asia, and Central America
On Sunday, March 10, we Wisconsin United Methodists can make a huge difference in helping UMCOR meet current and future needs. Please, make sure your congregation takes part in the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
I ask you to be as generous as possible with your offerings this year. Our God is a generous God and we are called to respond with generous offerings.
Your brother in Christ,
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung has served as resident bishop of the Wisconsin Annual Conference since September of 2012. Prior to leading the Wisconsin Conference UMC, Bishop Jung served eight years as bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference (Chicago area).