Monday, January 26, 2009


One of the most important of our “Special Day Offerings” is the “Week of Compassion” which is called “One Great Hour of Sharing” in some churches.  This money goes to support Church World Service, a special out reach arm of the whole church. Storms, war, famine, or other natural disasters will find Church World Service involved in the relief effort and often the first to respond.


            Church World Service works through local churches to be the focus of the relief effort. If a major disaster happened in here Louisville, a pastor could phone Church World Service and ask for aid. That church, if able, would be one of the relief centers. They would send supplies and relief personnel to local congregations to help our community.  In the same manor our Week of Compassion offerings are sent all over the world quickly and efficiently to help others in need. Because churches raise the money and churches help distribute the needed goods very little money is spent on fund raising and administrative efforts. Week of Compassion is the church at work at its best.


            Compassion what a wonderful word. What a wonderful feeling to be filled with compassion and really feel like you are doing some good in the world. Jesus said to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick and help the oppressed and Week of Compassion does just that all over the world. Give from the heart when your congregation has this special day offering so that the church can do the work of the heart.

1 comment:

  1. Compassion is a characteristic we could all live with...