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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.

Recent News

Bishop: Puerto Rico rises with church’s help

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.


BWC aids disaster victims with $100,000 for recovery

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.


Standing with Puerto Rican church after hurricanes

September 25, 2017

United Methodists were praying and standing in solidarity with Puerto Ricans while awaiting word about the effects of Hurricane Maria.


Puerto Rico requests prayers

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.


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Upcoming Training

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

 

Relief Supplies

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

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