May 2022 - The One Great Hour Of Sharing
Our May Mission of the Month is the UCC One Great Hour Of Sharing that responds to needs and disasters at home and around the world. This is our chance to provide help wherever needed.
Around the world, gifts given by our UCC faith community to One Great Hour of Sharing weave together a tapestry of faith, hope, and love in action. We are grateful for the opportunity to change the world through our acts of kindness, large and small.
Maria von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music) once said, “It will be very interesting one day to follow the pattern of our life as it is spread out like a beautiful tapestry. As long as we live here, we see only the reverse side of the weaving, and very often the pattern, with its threads running wildly, doesn’t seem to make sense. Someday, however, we shall understand.”
The tapestry we weave includes our being present with communities near or far, following various kinds of disasters, assisting communities with the resources they need to survive, or helping children with educational needs. Yet, we cannot be in all places needing our assistance ourselves or even see them with our own eyes; but through our generous gifts, we can show that love remains, in spite of all obstacles. Let us give, joyfully and generously, in that spirit.