SPECIAL OFFERING OPPORTUNITY
Dear FBCD Family & Friends:
In response to Hurricane Harvey American Baptist Churches USA has offered the following press release...
American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary the Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer invites all congregations to donate generously to One Great Hour of Sharing
(OGHS) in response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
“American Baptists across the country are a generous people, and our hearts are grieved by the human suffering we have seen since the storm made landfall,”
Spitzer says. “I ask that every church dedicate time to pray for the safety and well-being of all affected by the storm, and to express our love
for them by giving sacrificially to One Great Hour of Sharing.”
Donations designated to “OGHS-Hurricane Harvey” can be made through your church; by visiting www.abc-usa.org and
clicking “Give Online” at the top right of the page. In the “Comments” section, type “OGHS-Hurricane Harvey.” Or, mailed to the attention of Kim
Wilkins at American Baptist Home Mission Societies, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA, 19482-0851. One hundred percent of donations go to relief efforts;
no dollars are retained for administrative costs. For more information, contact Wilkins at 1-800-222-3872, x2413, or email@example.com.
One Great Hour of Sharing is administered by the World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American
Baptist Churches USA. The committee facilitates American Baptist emergency relief, disaster rehabilitation, refugee work and development assistance
by establishing policy guidelines and overseeing distribution of the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering received by churches.
In the coming weeks, if you’d like to give to Hurricane Harvey relief directly on Sunday mornings, please note on the pew envelope, “OGHS-Harvey” and
your contribution will go directly to disaster relief efforts.
A former member and musician of FBCD, Scot Pankey, is currently watching rising water enter his home. While we are geographically far from the devastation
of this storm, I suspect many of us know family and friends like Scot, who are impacted personally and substantially.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. I will be making my contribution this Sunday. Please consider joining me.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a welcoming and affirming, inclusive Christian community that embraces diversity, engages personal faith, and serves with compassion.