One of the special offerings that the PCUSA gathers is the One Great Hour of Sharing. This offering supports the work done by the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program and the Self Development of People.
You have probably heard of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Presbyterian Hunger Program, but might not have heard about the Self Development of People. SDOP is the program that the denomination created over forty years ago to address issues of poverty and justice by supporting grassroots organizations.
Perhaps you are aware the Philadelphia is the poorest of the large cities in the United States and has the poorest zip code in the nation within its boundaries. The Presbytery of Philadelphia has renewed its emphasis on addressing poverty and justice issues and I am proud to say that I am the new moderator of the SDOP committee in Philadelphia.
I would strongly ask that you continue making a donation to the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. Envelopes will be in the pews over the next two Sundays.
If you would like more information on the Offering click http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs