Standing with Haiti amid quake and storm

United Methodists are reaching out with their prayers and pocketbooks as Haiti faces a devastating earthquake and encroaching major storm. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is collecting financial donations through its International Disaster Response and Recovery Advance #982450. The relief …

UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo

In northeastern Congo, many farmers are afraid to work in their fields, due to threats by Allied Democratic Forces rebels. Hunger and starvation are daily realities. In response, the United Methodist Committee on Relief recently provided almost $100,000 USD, buying …

Grants go to fight COVID-19 in India

The United Methodist Committee on Relief will assist two partners in India to provide ventilators, hospital beds, money and more to help combat the dire COVID-19 crisis there.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the capacities of national and global health systems, as it has for more than a year… Read More

Houses of Worship Security Self-Assessment Tool

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides this Houses of Worship Security Self-Assessment Tool.   Prepared by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), it is a security planning resource useful for church  facilities. This tool along with …

District team shares donated masks, sanitizer with communities

As the COVID-10 pandemic rages, the use of protective masks and hand sanitizer has become more crucial and widespread. The Rev. Myra Maxwell, East District Disaster Response Coordinator, and her team have been collecting and distributing both to disadvantaged communities …

Honduras, Nicaragua devastated by two hurricanes

Honduras and Nicaragua are getting a double dose of disaster with two back to back hurricanes tearing through the two Central American nations, causing destruction, many deaths and massive evacuations. Iota, became a Category 5 hurricane and the 13th of …

Donated hand sanitizer available at 4 camps, 2 churches

Six barrels with 50-gallons each of donated hand sanitizer are now ready and waiting for churches to “come and get it” at the Eastern PA Conference’s four Camp & Retreat Centers and at two local churches in Philadelphia and Allentown. …