United Methodist responses to the annual wildfires in California include immediate help and longer-term efforts to tend to the needs of those who’ve been through traumatic events.
Advent begins Dec. 1. Bishop Bard reminds us God’s promised light is coming into the world through Christ once again. Help dispel the darkness with a gift to Disaster Recovery.
Prayers are needed for residents and responders as the threat of high winds is expected to fan fire raging at 11 locations in California.
Norma J. Kehrberg, a longtime missionary and first woman to lead a major Protestant disaster relief agency, died Oct. 6 at 81.
First in. Last out. As UMCOR and UMVIM begin response to Dorian, they continue to bring help and hope to those recovering from storms named Maria, Irma, Harvey, and Michael.
Rev. Kenneth Lewis, Methodist superintendent in the Bahamas, has experienced numerous hurricanes, but he says Hurricane Dorian was “worst by far.” He says, “I prayed every minute of the storm.”
You can bet, when you hear something’s brewing on the Weather Channel, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is already starting to prepare the best response for what lies ahead.
Hurricane Dorian is now taking its last swipe on the east coast of the United States. UMCOR watches progress. Dollars and supplies are on the way to the hard-hit Bahamas.
Michigan is a pleasant place to live. However, it’s good to know that, when the inevitable storms strike, there are leaders ready to provide assistance and hope.
This is the first in a series, “Volunteer with a Michigan Mission,” shared by the Michigan Conference Volunteer in Mission Coordinator, Jody Pratt.