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NEWS: UMCOR, UMVIM STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIP
UMCOR and Volunteers in Mission, both of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, are planning to celebrate their partnership in disaster response with a 2013 summit in Nashville, Tennessee.
While an official theme is still being decided for the meeting, UMCOR consultant Barbara Tripp noted that the summit will be a milestone since it has been several years since the two groups have met to discuss the strengths of their partnership and areas for improvement.
Una Jones, who as assistant general secretary for Mission and Evangelism heads up Volunteers in Mission, said she is looking forward to the summit. Her office relates to United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) at the jurisdictional and conference levels.
“Global Ministries’ Mission Volunteers office is co-sponsoring this event to affirm and support this great partnership," she underscored. Read more.
“I like to say that, in many ways, UMCOR and UMVIM power each other's work,” said UMCOR Assistant General Secretary for US Disaster Response Tom Hazelwood.
Help UMCOR continue to respond to the western US wildfires. Please contribute to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670.
PRAYER: JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE
Pray for the upcoming United Methodist jurisdictional conferences and the work they are about to do. Lift up UMCOR staff members who will be traveling this week to some of the conferences.
MEDIA: UMCOR NOTEBOOK
Hear the voices of UMCOR staff and volunteers as they travel and experience the work of UMCOR worldwide through our blog, UMCOR Notebook. A recent entry by Clinton Bonghanoy, an UMCOR Philippines volunteer, tells how UMCOR Philippines is serving people in Metro Manila.
RESOURCE: A DREAM MADE POSSIBLE
This new bulletin insert tells the story of how UMCOR and partner Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church are helping students in East Darfur. Read now.
UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking any of the "DONATE" links or make a $10 donation anytime by texting “UMCOR” to 80888. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.
And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.
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United Methodist Committee on Relief
General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
Room 1520, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Voice Phone: 1-212-870-3816; FAX: 1-212-870-3624