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Be ready to help when disasters strike

Disasters bring neighbors together

“We are not called to do it alone.” Carol Blair Bouse encourages local churches to network with others when disasters come to their communities.

Bishop appeals for disaster funds

Disaster strikes in Detroit.

Record rainfall the weekend of June 26-27 has left many in Michigan recovering from flooding of homes and churches. Bishop Bard appeals for gifts to the Michigan Conference Disaster Response Fund.

Chainsaws an unlikely mission tool

Chainsaws clean up in Iowa

Across the United Methodist connection, volunteers, with chainsaws at the ready, are cleaning things up and acting as a caring presence for Christ. 

UMCOR Sunday is coming March 14, 2021

UMCOR Sunday is March 14

UMCOR Sunday is March 14. Formerly One Great Hour of Sharing, this special offering helps pay administrative costs of UMCOR so every dollar YOU give can offer a person hope.

Basic Emergency Response Training – CANCELED

*** This event has been canceled.  Check events for a new date coning soon *** Basic Emergency Response Training will take place Oct 24 at Cornerstone UMC in Caledonia. ERT Training is for volunteers looking to organize/lead/participate in a team for disaster response/recovery efforts. Registration begins at 8:30am, training 9-5. Cost of $35 includes materials… Continue Reading Basic Emergency Response Training – CANCELED

Cash needed for wildfire buckets

National Guard battles wild fire

Gifts to the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s U.S. Disaster Response and Recovery Advance #901670 support efforts to aid homeowners in the path of wildfire blazing in California and Oregon.

Flood recovery moves forward

Pastors tour relief efforts in mid-Michigan

Case Managers will be trained by UMCOR in July to assist in the Long Term Recovery Group plans for helping individuals and families achieve a new normal from last month’s flooding.

4 weeks downstream, still suffering

Assessing four weeks aid

Many, many more weeks of relief and recovery are ahead in mid-Michigan after May 19th flooding caused significant damage in over 1000 households across five counties. Here’s an eye-witness account.

Early Responder reports in Gladwin

Early responder works on wall in Gladwin

Michigan United Methodists have been giving aid in the Great Lakes Bay Region since flooding occurred on May 19. Early Responders lay the foundation for the months of recovery efforts to follow.

Michigan flooding and what you can do now

Mid-Michigan flooding around Midland First UMC

The Disaster Response Team of the Michigan Conference suggests several important things United Methodists can do to assist thousands of their neighbors who are now suffering from flooding in mid-Michigan.