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Warren: First UMC sews for good

Women sewing

Warren: First UMC has started an International Friendship Center that teaches immigrants, refugees, and anyone from the community wishing to learn how to sew.

French UMC feeds body and soul

People serving food at a church.

French UMC cares deeply for the refugees and asylum seekers in their community, and has started a new ministry preparing a once-a-month dinner of traditional African foods offered to those… Continue Reading French UMC feeds body and soul

Finding family in the heart of Dearborn

Children participate in Easter StoryWalk.

Dearborn First UMC has reinvigorated its commitment to refugees and asylum seekers by creating a new Response Team ministry, which recently sponsored a family from Jordan. 

MI churches invited to dream big

Members of Dearborn First UMC help refugees move to a safe place.

UMCOR invites Michigan congregations that have an idea for a creative project that would reach refugees and migrants in their community to apply for a $2,000 Mustard Seed Migration Grant.… Continue Reading MI churches invited to dream big

‘Our brother and our friend’

Brother Banza Mukalay preaching

On April 4, Patrick Lyoya was killed by a Grand Rapids Police officer. His pastor, Banza Mukalay of Restoration Community UMC in Wyoming, MI, remembers a brother and a friend.

UMCOR partners saving lives in Ukraine

Family still safe in Ukraine

This report tells how UMCOR and partners — International Blue Crescent, Hungarian Interchurch Aid, and others — are providing food, shelter, and relief to those suffering in Ukraine.

UMs in Europe welcome neighbors

Borders in Europe open to Ukrainian refugees

UMCOR supports United Methodists in Europe as they welcome refugees from Ukraine into their homes and houses of worship.

A world connected in Christ’s love

Peace in Christ for Ukraine

A reminder, from the Rev. Paul Perez and Bishop Edward Khegay, that “Christ can connect people across the deepest divisions imaginable.” Here are ways you can be a peacemaker today.

Grants support Afghan arrivals

The United Methodist Committee on Relief has launched the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Reimbursement program, offering $1,000 grants to United Methodist churches partnering with Church World Service. 

A ‘hidden iceberg’ in Mizak, Haiti

HAPI in Mizak

Haitian Assets for Peace International, HAPI, is located in Mizak. As Internally Displaced Persons flee to Mizak, it is feeling the strain of becoming a resettlement community.

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