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Preventing Church Emergencies during Advent and Christmas

By the Rev Greg Ellis ( Coordinator of Disaster Preparedness & Response Ministry and Coordinator of UM Volunteers in Ministry Eastern PA Conference, The United Methodist Church Phone: 484 350… Read more

An Appeal for Prayers, Donations for South Carolina

An Appeal for Prayers, Donations for South Carolina

Bishop Peggy Johnson asks Eastern PA Conference churches to please offer generous prayers and donations to support our sisters and brothers in South Carolina who are trying to rebound from… Read more


Hurricane Joaquin no longer a threat, but flooding may be

Hurricane Joaquin wreaked havoc in the Bahamas Thursday. But its current path is expected to head out to sea and not affect us in Eastern PA, reports the Rev. Greg… Read more

Nepal Earthquake Damage, Yeeshu Shukla, ACT Christian Aid

Zimmermans report on Nepal earthquake recovery

Deirdre Zimmerman serves with her husband Mark as UMC Global Ministries missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal along with and their sons, Zachary and Benjamin. She wrote recently to supporters in the… Read more

Missionaries Mark Deirdre Zimmerman

United Methodists Respond to Nepal Quake

Note: Dr. Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman receive direct missionary support from the Eastern PA Conference. From UMCOR–April 27, 2015—-The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, through its disaster-relief arm… Read more

UMCOR: 75 Years of Hope, One Great Hour of Sharing

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) turns 75 this year. What started as a relief effort to help a war ravaged China in 1940 has grown and transformed into… Read more

Five Years Keeping faith with Haiti

The Jan. 12, 2010, 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti left more than 200,000 dead; displaced 1.5 million and damaged or destroyed some 300,000 buildings. The United Methodist Church, which lost… Read more

10 years later, pointing to a good tsunami recovery

Around the Indian Ocean – in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Maldives and even far-away Somalia – the Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake and tsunami left more than… Read more

Early Response Teams and Volunteers in Mission

ABOUT: Early Response Teams (ERTs) are the volunteers who go in right after the emergency phase of a disaster to muck out homes, tarp roofs, remove wet drywall and insulation… Read more