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UMCOR responds to crises in Haiti, Afghanistan

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is responding to suffering and loss in an earthquake-ravaged section of Haiti, providing funds to Methodists and other partners there to help Haitians who have lost their homes and family members and to buy urgently needed medical supplies for doctors and hospitals... Learn More

Meanwhile, UMCOR and its sponsoring UM Global Ministries agency are working with longtime global partners to address the deadly political chaos in Afghanistan. They are aiding desperate, displaced families in the Kabul area... Learn More

You can support these critical, international humanitarian efforts—individually or through your church. Mail donations to Global Ministries/UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068 (indicate Advance Project #982450), or give online to International Disaster Response and Recovery Advance #982450.

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Congo Partnership Projects Overview – August 2021 Update

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference is a vital part of the Congo Partnership, an exciting relationship with the Central Congo Episcopal Area and several U.S. Annual Conferences. Learn about the Congo Partnership History & Covenant Agreement:  Congo-Mission – Congo Partnership Covenant Agreement.

While financial support is given to all the Partnership Projects  from individuals, churches, and districts in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, several specific projects have caught the imagination and passion of our Annual Conference in recent years. (Click here for video of projects.) Learn More...

View and download this update as a PDF.

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Despite Ebola lessons, COVID-19 challenges Africans

Aug. 30, 2021 | Phileas Jusu | FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UM News)

Health officials across Africa are struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lessons learned in the fight against Ebola.

As with the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, they are striving to overcome public skepticism and other barriers, but they are also wiser... Learn More

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New Connection for Health Ministries, Missions, and Social Action

The Global Ministries Team was just formed to combine the work of three conference committees: the Health and Healing Council, the Mission Committee, and the Church and Society Work Team. Why? Because there is a natural connection between health, missions, and social action... Read More