So I was reading through Steve Yamaguchi's Presby Pastor's e-sharing this morning and came across this little point of interest. I remember filling these fish-boxes, ie: "Gracie" with coins as I participated in sunday school and summer camps.
a) One Great Hour of Sharing – with Japan. The little Fish Coin Offering Boxes make a difference. The earthquake hit Japan on Friday, March 11. By Monday, March 14, we had sent $100,000 to Japan through our One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Please let your children know that their Fish Coin Offering boxes are making a difference to help the children of Japan. (By the way, after many years, the coin box fish finally has a name. She is Gracie.)
Lent and Holy Week are the most popular seasons for churches to collect the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. Click here for more information about how to participate in the OGHS program.
Great to hear that the habits of children build deep roots of compassion and care for our future generations.