United Methodist Committee on Relief

Training Calendar

UMCOR offers training to local churches, districts and conferences to prepare God’s people to respond when disaster strikes a community. The courses on this calendar represent some of the training opportunities available through UMCOR. 

To attend an already-scheduled training, please contact the person listed with that particular event. 

UMCOR provides training for Early Response Teams; however, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) coordinates these volunteers. If you’re interested in participating in a short-term volunteer team, please contact your jurisdictional or conference UMVIM coordinatorVisit the Jurisdictional websites for the most up to date information: Northeastern | Southeastern | North Central | South Central | Western

For information about scheduling a training event in your area, please contact:
Amelia Mendizabal - Email: or Phone: 404-460-7690.



8 –Connecting Neighbors (9:30 am – 1:00 pm)
Conference: New England
Location: Church on the Cape UMC, 3 Langsford Road, Kennebunkport, ME
Contact: Barbara Burnside @
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29 - Connecting Neighbors (Ready Congregants, Ready Churches, Ready Response)  
Conference: Upper New York 
Location: First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St, Fredonia, New York
Contact: Linda Cooper @ (716) 785-0174


6 - Early Response Team - Basic
Conference: West Ohio
Location: Hilliard UMC, 545 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, OH
Contact: Carol & Hugh Gaylord @ 419-261-5356

13 - ERT Certification and Re-Certification Classes
Conference: West Ohio United Methodist Church
Location: Bowling Green First United Methodist
Contacts: Carol Gaylord @ 419-261-5375


8 – ERT Evaluation
Conference: North Georgia Conference
Location: Trinity on the Hill UMC, 1330 Monte Sano Ave, Augusta, GA 30904
Contact: Timothy Eric Long @


10-13 SCJ Academy
Location: TBD
Contact: Please check back for contact details.

26-29 SEJ Disaster Response Academy
Location: Asheboro, NC
Contact: SEJ Academy 2017

30 - Early Response Team-Basic
Conference: New England
Location: Boston Area – Specific location being verified
Contacts: Barbara Burnside @ 203-470-1539

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