We have begun receiving calls and emails regarding possible material donations for those victims of Hurricane Sandy and also generous servants wishing to go to the disaster zone and serve. Our first advice is this: If you are not trained and certified in Early Response, please do not go to the disaster area at this time. […]
UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Sandy
Dear 10-Fold Advocate:Even with advance notice, a natural disaster is devastating. But with the knowledge that Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the East Coast, The United Methodist Church immediately prepared to help. • United Methodist Early Response Teams (ERT) from many states were put on alert, ready to deploy when needed. • United Methodist-trained […]
Hurricane Sandy Response – Please Donate Now
Hurricane Sandy has been a devastating storm. At this writing, there are 17 people confirmed dead in the U.S. and more than 69 deaths across the Caribbean. Property damage and destruction is only now being assessed. It is another storm of historic proportion. Our southern and northern neighbors need our help. After we here in North Carolina […]
10 Fold – Support our Hard-working Brothers and Sisters through Fair Trade
10-Fold Emphasis for Week Five: Fair Trade The emphasis for 10-Fold for this week is on Fair Trade. Our United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) connects consumers with Fair Trade-certified companies and other socially responsible businesses. When you choose to buy Fair Trade items, you support farmers and artisans who are paid fair wages […]
10-Fold: Week One – UMCOR Sager-Brown Depot
This week’s emphasis on 10-Fold from the General Board of Global Ministries of the UMC centers on UMCOR and Disaster Relief. You will find a special emphasis on the UMCOR Sager-Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA. This depot helps our local churches to distribute around $4 million worth of supplies to many parts of our country […]
Great Opportunities for Outreach and Love! 10-Fold
Mark your calendar and spread the word! Beginning October 1st and throughout the entire month, there will be an important event called 10-Fold that will mobilize passionate people to stand up and be counted for causes they believe in. Each week will feature a different United Methodist ministry supported by the General Board of Global […]
Rhems UMC Refugee Ministry Births New Life in Christ!
Faith calls us to keep our hearts open, trust God and take the next step, even though we don’t quite know where to put our foot down next. That certainly has been the experience for Rhems United Methodist Church in New Bern, N.C. When encouraged to get involved with refugees, this small rural congregation could […]
Hurricane Irene Recovery – We Still Need You!
The NC Conference United Methodist Church thanks every one of you who has brought volunteer teams to help clean up, tear out and rebuild homes destroyed by the many disasters that have impacted North Carolina over the past decade. Last August, Hurricane Irene’s wind and rain spent almost 36 hours over eastern North Carolina leaving thousands […]
UMCOR Response to Recent Tornado Disaster
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is in contact with United Methodist annual conference Disaster Response personnel in conferences affected by the recent severe storms across the Midwest, to assess relief needs. UMCOR executive for US Disaster Response, the Rev. Tom Hazelwood, reached out to Disaster Response coordinators in the Kansas East, Missouri, Illinois, […]
10 Fold – 10 Days of Mission and Outreach!
What is 10-Fold? What’s The Advance? 10-Fold is a movement to raise awareness of projects of the General Board of Global Ministries around the world, supported through The Advance—the designated-giving arm of The United Methodist Church. This message of doing something (advocating, raising awareness, or giving) and watching it expand “10-Fold,” comes with the guarantee […]