One Great Hour of Sharing
In 1948, Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, set a goal of one million dollars per year for the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for world relief. On Nationwide radio, he challenged the Christian brothers and sisters of his community to raise “one million dollars in one hour.” And they did! This would soon become the foundation for One Great Hour of Sharing or OGHS.
What began as a challenge has become a tradition for many Christian churches, church families, and our National Association. Every offering is unique, but the goal is ever the same. In the spirit of Christ, One Great Hour of Sharing helps people help themselves in places of poverty, hunger, sickness, conflict, emergency and natural disaster.