We are proud to be a “5 for 5” church, giving to each of the five special offerings of the UCC. One Great Hour of Sharing is typically observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent, but your gifts are welcome any time.
One Great Hour of Sharing channels resources for international programs in health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries, and both international and domestic disaster response, administered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.
There are several ways to give to One Great Hour of Sharing. You can mail a check to the church (address above), writing OGHS on the memo line. Alternatively, you can go to the Giving page of the church’s website (https://fccsr.org/giving/) and choose Givelify or PayPal.
Givelify lets you choose whether your gift is for offering, tithe, or other. If you choose other, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a message. Here you can type OGHS.
There is also a Givelify app, available from the App Store or Google Play Store. To use the app the first time, you will need to specify that the donation goes to our church. Look up “First Congregational UCC Santa Rosa.” Then you create an account with your bank or credit card information. After you have done it once, it’s a very simple click for subsequent donations.