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UMs help with Afghan resettlement

Afghan family flees country

United Methodist churches across the United States are offering radical hospitality to Afghan families caught in the aftermath of a 20-year war.

5 Michigan churches receive UMCOR grants

UMCOR grants help immigrants

Mustard Seed Grants from UMCOR continue an 80-year tradition of Welcoming the Stranger. Five UM churches in Michigan received these funds.

Virus threatens care with migrants

Migrants at risk during COVID

United Methodists continue to minister daily with migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The pandemic has ended face-to-face interaction with those living in camps.

Kemper puts the focus on migration

“We cannot throw away 200 years of relationships and history,” Thomas Kemper says, of the UMC’s long legacy of care for God’s people around the world.

Poet shares psalm about sanctuary

immigrant man and son seek sanctuary in Catholic Church in McAllen TX

Jack Amick considers what it might be like to live inside the four walls of a church in search of safety and hope as Texas bishops call for a solution at the border. 

Hope on the border

The Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s Director of Global Migration, talks about the human side of migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border. He has experienced both great sadness as well as hope.

Responding to families at the border

Bishop Minerva Carcaño kisses a baby.

Cindy Johnson, a United Methodist deaconess, recently led a group of church leaders to the Matamoros Bridge in Brownsville, TX. 

JFON – Michigan is in Tijuana

JFON Michigan staff at border wall between Mexico and U.S.

Five members of the JFON – Michigan team arrived in Tijuana, Mexico on January 27 for a week of service with Otro Lado, a local organization assisting migrants.

Methodists in Mexico care for migrants

Missionary with migrant family

As Methodists in Mexico open hearts to migrants at the border, they find the caravan is about people not politics.

Face to face at the border wall

Rev. Jill Zundel among those kneeling in the Pacific Ocean to pray

More than 300 faith leaders — including United Methodists from Michigan — walked to the border wall in San Diego on December 10th to bring blessing to people in Tijuana.