Bishop David Bard says that Advent is a time to bring goodwill and kindness to life. Gifts to the 2019 Advent Offering will make a difference for those suffering from fire, flood, and famine.
Advent begins again on December 1st. With wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes leaving lives broken around the globe, Bishop David Bard invites all to consider a gift to Disaster Recovery. He asks, “What are you waiting for?”
Bishop David Bard encourages The Michigan Conference to share hope and love this Advent season through generous contributions to UMCOR’s disaster relief efforts around the world and across the state.
St. John’s UMC in Anchorage, Alaska became a temporary shelter for 46 residents of Karluk Manor after the earthquake knocked out power and water to the facility.
Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico over one year ago. Now United Methodists from Michigan are among those helping in recovery efforts.
After UMCOR assists in Detroit, Flint, Midland and Houghton, the Michigan Conference’s plans move forward to hire a full-time disaster recovery coordinator. Third in a series, “UMCOR in Michigan.”
The Michigan Conference is among partners receiving significant grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Clean-up is underway in the city of Houghton and surrounding communities after flash flooding June 16.
Storms fade from the headlines but the support shared by loving people stays on.
The Northwest Detroit Flood Recovery Project hopes to finish 25 rebuilds, still waiting action, before the end of 2016.