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Register for FEMA’s Hurricane Maria recovery aid by June 18

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended until Monday, June 18, the deadline to register for aid for those who suffered losses or damage from hurricanes Maria and Irma,… Read more

Disaster response grows, but Puerto Rico’s recovery is slow

In Puerto Rico the 2018 hurricane season began June 1, with over 11,000 residents still lacking electrical power and an estimated 5,000 or more lives lost from the September 2017… Read more

2 disaster response trainings set for July 14

The Eastern PA Conference’s new Disaster Response ministry team will sponsor two simultaneous training events for UM Volunteers in Ministry (UMVIM) July 14, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at… Read more

Volunteers in Mission Team Leader training, July 14

Learning to show Christian Love in Action The Eastern PA Conference has a new Disaster Response Leadership Team in place and a training event on the calendar for the first… Read more

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

‘Deacon Greg’ Ellis joins UMCOR staff

The Rev. Greg Ellis, Coordinator of the Eastern PA Conference Disaster Ministry and UM Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) has a new job. He will join UMCOR (the UM Committee on Relief) as… 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