Administration

UMCOR Sunday FAQ

This special offering underwrites UMCOR’s “costs of doing business.” This helps UMCOR to keep the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs. Image courtesy of UMCGiving.org.
This special offering underwrites UMCOR’s “costs of doing business.” This helps UMCOR to keep the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs. Image courtesy of UMCGiving.org.

What is UMCOR Sunday?
In 2016 General Conference approved the name change of the One Great Hour of Sharing special Sunday to UMCOR Sunday. UMCOR Sunday is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. UMCOR Sunday calls United Methodists to share the goodness of life with those who hurt. Your gifts to UMCOR Sunday lay the foundation for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to share God’s love with communities everywhere. The special offering underwrites UMCOR’s “costs of doing business.” This helps UMCOR to keep the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs.

What is UMCOR?
UMCOR is the humanitarian arm of The United Methodist Church. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict or natural disaster disrupts life to such an extent that communities cannot recover on their own. Learn more at www.umcor.org.

When do we celebrate UMCOR Sunday?
United Methodists celebrate UMCOR Sunday on the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Can our church celebrate UMCOR Sunday?
Yes! If your local church needs to celebrate a Special Sunday on a different date, that is fine! Do not let the given dates prohibit your congregation from celebrating UMCOR Sunday if you have a time conflict.

How does The United Methodist Church distribute the offerings received on UMCOR Sunday?
The treasurer of the General Council on Finance and Administration remits net receipts, after payment of promotional expenses, to the General Board of Global Ministries for UMCOR administrative and operational expenses.

How do I give to the UMCOR Sunday?
You can give online to the UMCOR Sunday offering at any time.

To give by mail, send checks to:
GCFA
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203
(Please include Special Sunday name in note section.)

How can I obtain UMCOR Sunday promotional resources?
Order free print materials online or call toll free, 800-406-5319. Find downloadable resources and videos here.

Where should a local church send offerings for Special Sundays?
Forward offerings to your conference treasurer’s office.