Disaster and Mission
When communities need help, United Methodists respond.
We are a part of a grassroots movement within The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assignments at their own expense. Work includes construction and renewing of mission facilities, teaching, witnessing, conducting medical clinics, conducting Bible study or Bible School for children, and serving in disaster relief efforts around the world.
Engage in Mission
Interested in becoming a short-term missionary? Sign up and join a Volunteers in Mission team or register a trip that you or your church is leading.
November 08, 2017
Puerto Rico is rising up from the devastation of recent hurricanes, but the U.S. territory continues to need our help. Bishop Hector Ortiz shared that message Nov. 6 with the UMC's Council of Bishops.
October 10, 2017
When the catastrophes that recently struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida required an extraordinary response, the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference rose to the challenge with more than $100,000 in relief and recovery funding.
September 25, 2017
United Methodists were praying and standing in solidarity with Puerto Ricans while awaiting word about the effects of Hurricane Maria.
September 07, 2017
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is requesting prayers for the people of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma brings its destructive force to that country. Our Conference has a covenant relationship with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.
Global Ministry Training Event for Mission Volunteers
Jan 31, 2018
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
NEJ UMVIM/UMCOR Training Academy 2018
Apr 11, 2018
Pecometh Camp & Retreat Center
Important note: Please be sure to check the current status on what’s actually needed. Those status updates are available at the following sites: Mission Central - Donate Items | UMCOR Relief Supply Kits