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United Methodists gear up for Michael relief

October 12, 2018

United Methodists are preparing to offer long-term relief after the most powerful hurricane in nearly 50 years slammed into the continental U.S.

Tags: disaster-response, vim

Churchgoers pitch in amid Florence's floods

September 19, 2018

United Methodists are standing by to offer help, hope and healing after the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence recede. Heather Hahn reports for UMNS.

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Community UMC celebrates 20 years of ‘ZimVim’

December 2, 2016

It was March 4 – “yes, March forth,” the Rev. Chris Holmes remembers, in 1997, when the first team of Volunteers in Mission from Community UMC set out for a trip to the Murewa/UMP District in Zimbabwe.

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UMs respond in wake of Ellicott City flooding

September 1, 2016

Natural disasters have been in the headlines throughout the summer, with recent flooding in Louisiana and, closer to home, Ellicott City, causing loss of life and millions of dollars’ worth of damage. Through it all, United Methodists have...

Tags: disaster response, vim

Youth mission trip turns from habitat to flood relief

June 28, 2016

For Charly Ryan and the rest of the team at Potomac UMC, it wasn’t the youth mission trip they signed up for, but it was the mission trip God gave them when storms began flooding the area of West Virginia they were in.

Tags: ccym, vim