“I have given them the Glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:22-24

For 70 years, Week of Compassion has made a difference in the lives of people and communities around the world by pooling resources, leveraging funds, and serving through partnerships. Gifts given through this special offering empower people in poverty to learn a trade, raise their own food, and grow in faith. United in Christ, we help to provide access to healthy food, good education, excellent health care, and shelter after devastating storms. Each time a gift is given, a connection is made that builds a bridge or tears down walls. Each resource shared answers God’s call to love our neighbor, because in Christ Jesus, we are one family.

Christ’s work in the world healed the sick, fed the hungry, and brought hope to communities burdened by challenges. As the Church, one body in Christ, our call is to carry on in Jesus’ name. For as long as one sister or brother is in need, we are all in need.

We Are One. Please give generously. Our offering at Hazelwood will be taken February 16 and 23.