The UMCOR Hotline
NEWS: SMALL CHURCH MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE
In 2008, Union United Methodist Church had about 60 people who regularly attended Sunday worship. At that time, the parish leadership met to discuss much-needed repairs, congregational development, and the members’ call to respond to the needs of others outside the parish community.
“This calling led Union into a working relationship with the United Methodist Committee on Relief [UMCOR]. The leadership bodies of Union and UMCOR decided that God was calling us to dig wells and latrines in Africa, specifically in the town of Kamina, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” explains Rev. Scott Johnson, Union’s pastor.
Union UMC began a stewardship campaign to address both church repair and mission needs in equal proportion. Today, funds raised by the church and leveraged with other support have allowed UMCOR to build six wells and nine latrines in DR Congo. Read more.
Your gift to Water and Sanitation, UMCOR Advance #3020600, provides safe water and sanitation facilities where they are needed most.
PRAYER: WORLD REFUGEE DAY
Pray for refugees worldwide this week. World Refugee Day (June 20) is a day set aside to remember the plight of the more than 43 million refugees, internally displaced, and stateless people in the world. Pray for these uprooted people and consider how you and your congregation can support actions that provide help and hope to refugees.
MEDIA: HEALTH CARE ON THE AMAZON
Learn about the Wesley Boat, which serves isolated indigenous communities along the Amazon in Brazil through UMCOR’s newest video.
RESOURCE: WEBCAST WITH PROSPERITY CANDLE
Join UMCOR and Prosperity Candle in a live webcast on June 19, 12:00-12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). They will talk about their work in supporting refugee women who have escaped conflict areas and about Prosperity Candle’s future work in Haiti. Interact with us live at www.umcmission.org/live using your Twitter or Facebook account, or join us on Google+ Hangouts.
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