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One Great Hour of Sharing Podcast by UMCOR
12 minutes | Feb 26, 2014
Denise Honeycutt explains the relationship between UMCOR and One Great Hour of Sharing
In today's episode the Deputy General Secretary of UMCOR, Denise Honeycutt, talks about the relationship between the vitally important work of UMCOR and One Great Hour of Sharing. Listen in as Denise talks about the role the local church plays in the g...
12 minutes | Feb 25, 2014
Donna Spearman talks about One Great Hour of Sharing from One Local Church’s perspective.
In today's episode we hear from Donna Spearman as she shares about what Central United Methodist Church in Endicott, NY has been doing to celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing. Listen in as she shares he perspectives on this vitally important Sunday in the life of our church! Interview Highlights 01:18 // Donna gives a brief history of Central United Methodist Church in Endicott, NY 02:34 // Donna loves Central's social conscious 04:30 // The One Great Hour of Sharing is a great way to be involved when you can't go yourself 05:52 // UMCOR is like the engine that drives the program 08:50 // Central United Methodist Church was a shelter that then flooded 09:28 // Donna has seen both sides of UMCOR Episode Transcript Rich - Well, welcome to the One Great Hour of Sharing Podcast. We've got a real treat today, Donna Spearman on the line. The One Great Hour of Sharing Podcast is really the place where we are counting down to the fourth Sunday of Lent and as we invite your church to join with us as we support the incredibly important work of UMCOR through this special Sunday. So Donna, welcome to the show. Donna - Thank you! Rich - I am so glad that you've decided to spend some time with us today. Thank you so much. Donna - Well I fell an honor that you asked me to be a part of this. Rich - Now Donna, your church is in Endicott, NY. Why don't you tell us a little bit about your church. Donna - Oh well, it's a wonderful church. I think it started out as a smaller church, one building and as time went by they added more and more to it. They actually moved the first original building to a different corner and we just celebrated the 175th anniversary of Central United Methodist Church. Rich - Wow! Very cool. Donna - Yes. Well my husband and I have been members there for approximately 37 years. We moved into the area and actually my husband was with a different religion and I was always United Methodist. Well essentially I was Methodist Episcopal until the churches united and have been United Methodist. And so he visited Central with me and he really liked it and so we joined that church. When we initially joined it we agreed that we only wanted to be pew members, we didn't want to do a thing. A we didn't want to be with the church that was constantly asking for money. Well that lasted for about 6-8 months until we got involved. It is a wonderful church and one of the things that we love most about it is that it has such
12 minutes | Jan 29, 2014
Marji Hill gives a view from field on the work of UMCOR and One Great Hour of Sharing
In today's episode we hear from Marji Hill who serves on the ground with UMCOR and has seen the positive impact that churches giving through One Great Hour of Sharing can have. Tune in to get a great insight into the work of UMCOR and join for the fourth Sunday in Lent! Interview Highlights 01:20 // Marji's Role in the North Texas Conference 02:08 // UMCOR provides training for Disaster Response Coordinators 03:06 // Explanation of Disaster Training 101 03:49 // Marji explains what happens in her office when a disaster occurs 05:03 // One Great Hour of Sharing gifts support essential training 06:10 // 'Tricky' versus 'standard' disaster 6:56 // UMCOR cleaning kits ready to be put to use 09:12 // Connecting neighbors training Episode Transcript Rich - Well welcome to the One Great Hour of Sharing podcast, as we count down to the fourth Sunday of Lent where churches all across the United Methodist movement are going to be joining together to support the vital work of UMCOR through this special Sunday. And we really want to invite you to participate with us. Today we have a real treat on our show. We have a guest that's going to help us understand a lot about both UMCOR, the great work it does, and the One Great Hour of Sharing. We've got Marj Hill. She's in Texas. So Marji, welcome to the show! Marji - Hi, thanks for having me on. Rich - Now why don't we start with you describing your relationship with UMCOR, all the things you do. You wear a lot of different hats so let's hear about that. Marji - Well I am on the staff hear at the North Texas Conference. And one of the things we do here as a part of my portfolio is disaster response. I am the Disaster Response Coordinator. What that means is, if there's ever a disaster that happens within the boundaries of my conference, then I am the one that the Bishop and the Cabinet looks to as the person who knows what to do. And the only reason I know what to do is because of UMCOR and at the training that they have give be over the years. Rich - Now there's never any disasters in Texas. So you've never had any problems right? Marji - No there's not, never have an tornados or anything. Rich - No tornados, nothing like that. Well what does UMCOR do to support the United Methodist Conferences. What does that support look like when you say I couldn't do it without UMCOR…what does that support look like for you? Marji - Well, one of the first things they do when you are task
14 minutes | Jan 28, 2014
Greg Forrester gives an inside look at how UMCOR works
In today's episode of the One Great Hour of Sharing Podcast we are honored to have Greg Forrester explain to us how UMCOR works and how One Great Hour of Sharing helps. Tune in for more information on this important day in the life of our church! In...
14 minutes | Jan 27, 2014
Norma Kehrberg talks about the history of UMCOR and the One Great Hour of Sharing
Today's episode of the One Great Hour of Sharing Podcast is an interview with Norma Kehrberg about the history of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS). Tune in to learn more about where this great tradition game from and join us during the 4th Sunday of Lent! Interview Highlights 01:27 // Norma tells her story of involvement with the UMC 02:33 // The relationship between One Great Hour of Sharing and UMCOR 03:00 // UMCOR serves others in need regardless of creed, color or race. 05:40 // Norma explains how the One Great Hour of Sharing is celebrated at her church 07:10 // UMCOR is a part of the church we should be really proud of 07:35 // "If you give a dollar, a dollar goes" to emergencies. 08:30 // UMCOR is Biblically based. 09:10 // Norma recalls her involvement with UMCOR during the Ethiopian famine in 1984. 12:05 // Norma believes that getting more people involved should start with meeting one on one with pastors. Interview Transcript Rich - Welcome to The One Great Hour of Sharing Podcast. This is the podcast that as we count down to the 4th Sunday of Lent, we are taking time to invite your church to support the vital work of UMCOR through this special Sunday. Today we have an incredible guest on the show. A real treat for us, Norma Kehrberg. She's currently in Honolulu. I am in New Jerse. I wish it were reversed, or at least, I wish I were in Honolulu today. Norma, welcome to the show. Norma - Thank you Rich. It's been a pleasure to look forward to this time with you and you've asked me to talk about one of my favorite subjects which means, The One Great Hour Of Sharing and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. I appreciate the opportunity. Rich - So glad Norma. For people who don't know you, you have a varied background, why don't you give us the Norma story in a couple minutes. Tell us where you are coming from. Norma - That's great. It's a nice way for you to say Rich 'a varied background' what it means, you are old. But anyway, let me do it! I started out with a mission call when I grew up in a small church in Iowa, through the Evangelical United Brethren Church. I fulfilled that call in missionary service in the country of Nepal, and incredible experience. I thank God everyday that I had it. The second incredible call was to have the opportunity to work as the Executive Director of UMCOR in New York in the 80's. And we went on to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the United
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