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Join week of action for migrants

Mexican family who migrated to San Diego, CA

A national week of action, “Love Knows No Borders,” is scheduled December 10-18. Here’s how you can learn, give and act in solidarity with those seeking refuge in the U.S.

UMC steps up after earthquake

Three Alaska residents who sought refuge in a United Methodist Church after the recent earthquake.

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.

UMCOR at work in Paradise

Bishop Minerva Carcaño working at the Disaster Response Center in California.

United Methodists are at work in Paradise, CA, where survivors of last month’s wildfires are putting their lives back together.

2018 Advent gifts offer hope

Woman removing storm debris.

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. 

9 new Michigan Earthkeepers

Sunnyside UMC community garden and free store

The new class of 44 Earthkeepers includes nine people from Michigan. These leaders were commissioned via an online service on November 12, 2018 by the General Board of Global Ministries.

Neighbors rise up above the flood

Streets of Houghton MI destroyed by June 17, 2018 flood

The fourth in a series, “UMCOR in Michigan,” describes the work being done in Copper Country by two Case Managers serving those left behind from the epic Father’s Day Flood.

Churches cope with latest wildfires

Man susrveying fire

In the middle of a desolate wasteland, United Methodists are there as Northern California wildfires continue to take their toll.

Ideas for Giving Tuesday donations

Firefighter in California

#GivingTuesday is a national observance that is marked this year on November 27. Please consider putting your focus on #GiveUMC through gifts to Advance Specials supported by The Michigan Conference.

Michigan VIM team to aid Puerto Rico

UMCOR officials with Methodist Bishop of Puerto Rico visiting Hurricane Maria damage

Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico over one year ago. Now United Methodists from Michigan are among those helping in recovery efforts.

Michigan receives $204,000 UMCOR grant

Volunteers assisting the NW Detroit Flood Recovery Project

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.”