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Eastern PA committed to ‘Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again’

With a new missional fundraising campaign underway to support Puerto Rico’s recovery from hurricane devastation, Eastern PA Conference leaders plan to tour Methodist churches and their communities there in February,… Read more

Conference raising funds, sending aid to Puerto Rico

Will launch $100,000 fundraising goal in January By John W. Coleman Like the three kings, or Magi, who journeyed to Bethlehem bearing gifts for Christ’s birth, three Eastern PA Conference… Read more

Ellis helps lead hurricane recovery efforts in Texas

The Rev. Greg Ellis, the Eastern PA Conference’s Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission Coordinator, has been on the ground in south Texas for over two weeks collaborating in initial… Read more

Churches respond to disasters with ‘Joyful Generosity’

Numerous Eastern PA Conference churches and districts have actively responded to recent disasters in the past month—especially hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—prompted by a call for help from Bishop Peggy Johnson… Read more

Disaster relief update: Donations sent; relief teams needed now

Eastern PA Conference Treasurer James Brown reports that he sent about $135,000 in disaster relief donations from the Eastern PA Conference to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) last week…. Read more

Help for hurricane victims

You can help bring relief to people dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. First, pray for the families, individuals and congregations affected and the many United Methodist volunteers…  Read more

Disaster relief needs grow; so does ‘response of God’s people’

“Harvey was a powerful storm, but we have witnessed the great power of God in the response of God’s people.” Those words by the Rev. Kendell Waller, Rio Texas Conference… Read more

Hurricane-battered Haiti ready for UMVIM teams in January

After Hurricane Mathew caused devastation in Haiti Oct. 4, the UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR) quickly responded with emergency supplies and other assistance to the Methodist Church in Haiti (L’Eglise… Read more

UMCOR, churches respond to Hurricane Matthew’s destruction

Hurricane Matthew, one of the fiercest hurricanes in nearly a decade, left a trail of destruction including nearly 1,000 dead in Haiti and up to 90 percent of some areas there… Read more

UMCOR needs donated clean-up kits for flood relief now

UMCOR needs donated clean-up kits for flood relief now

By the Rev. Greg Ellis Recent flooding, fires and storms in numerous areas of the U.S. have nearly depleted the UM Committee on Relief’s supply of clean-up kits (i.e., cleaning… Read more