[umcor recipients]CUMC will celebrate our next “Mission Sunday” on July 20th; this month we will recognize One Great Hour of Sharing, which is one of the six special Sundays designated by the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Through One Great Hour of Sharing offerings, United Methodist congregations fund the operations cost of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), allowing the organization to utilize 100% of specified contributions for the designated projects.

UMCOR is the denomination’s designated disaster-relief agency, providing humanitarian relief in response to conflict and natural disasters, as well as emergency preparedness training. UMCOR is also involved in global development work, such as health, water and sanitation, and food security. CUMC’s recent confirmation class project, Imagine No Malaria, is an UMCOR program. UMCOR works in the United States and in more than 80 other countries to assist people regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.   Learn more about UMCOR by visiting www.umcor.org.

On July 20, CUMC will aid the work of UMCOR by providing gifts that will allow the organization to continue its outreach and response. Please consider contributing to the special offering to support this worthy cause.