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Explore the World Through the Ministries of Volunteers in Mission & Early Response Teams

Training Events (Simultaneous)Ponder anew what the Almighty can do . . . through you! You could travel a few miles from home or halfway round the world to share God’s… Read more

UMVIM recommends no travel to Haiti for now

Many UM Volunteers in Mission have journeyed to Haiti over the years and especially since the earthquake in 2010. Anyone with current plans to go there now should heed the… Read more

2 Disaster Response volunteer training events, March 16

Volunteers in Mission and Early Response Teams (2 simultaneous training events) By the Rev. Russell Atkinson Eastern PA Conference UM Volunteers in Mission Coordinator Pastor of Drexel Hill UMC Explore… Read more

First Conference VIM team brings hope to Puerto Rico

REHACE, the social ministry arm of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, stands for Rehaciendo Comunidades con Esperanza (Rebuilding Communities of Hope), an apt description of that church’s mission to… Read more

Conference VIM team brings recovery aid to Puerto Rico

The first Eastern PA Conference Volunteers in Mission team to work onsite helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria is there this week restoring a home in Arecibo. The nine-member,… Read more

UMs struggle for recovery from Florence’s floods

The Rev. Tyler Daniels spent his Sunday not preaching but rescuing hundreds of people from their flooded homes in and around Leland, North Carolina. “We saved a lot of people’s… Read more

VIM/ERT training

Volunteering with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico

How to Get Your Church Involved Eastern PA Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Robert Simcox and the Rev. Russell Atkinson, conference UM Volunteers in Mission Coordinator, organized dual, daylong training events… Read more

Conference, churches rally to recover from recent floods

Donations, volunteers needed for disaster response By John W. Coleman “The Eastern PA Conference is operating in full disaster response phase,” said Disaster Response Coordinator Robert Simcox this week. “We are… Read more

Churches, communities of hope ‘make room for a new future’

By the Rev. Jennifer Freymoyer—On August 15, the Rev. Steve Morton and I traveled to some of the churches and towns most affected by the flooding in our North District. I’ve been in…

More flood damage prompts appeal for help in North District

By John W. Coleman Disaster struck again in Tremont and surrounding towns in Schuylkill County this week. Rainstorms produced flooding in communities throughout our region that some say is worse… Read more