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A United Methodist delegation visiting Christians in China said the denomination will assist in providing relief to the earthquake survivors in southwest Sichuan Province.

The April 20 earthquake, centered in Ya'an, borders the area where a devastating earthquake occurred in 2008. This time, 208 people had been reported dead by April 23, with 11,826 injured.

As the delegation met April 22 with officials and staff of the China Christian Council, Thomas Kemper, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, announced a grant to the council's Social Service Department.

"We would like to make an immediate donation of $10,000 as an expression of our solidarity," he told the council. That grant, along with a $10,000 grant to the Amity Foundation, a Christian organization and long-time partner, will come from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

The two groups also joined in prayer on behalf of the 1.5 million people affected by the earthquake.

Support relief efforts in China and elsewhere in the world when disaster strikes with your gift to International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450.


Pray for the people of West, Texas, as they mourn and begin the healing process after the fertilizer plant explosion last week. UMCOR is reaching out to those in need of assistance. Read more.

Tomorrow, April 25, is World Malaria Day. Take time to learn more about this preventable but deadly disease. Pray for those who suffer needlessly and for those who are working to eradicate malaria. Find out what The United Methodist Church is doing at


UMCOR has two open positions in its Sudan country office:

  • UMCOR Sudan WASH Sector Manager, Darfur
  • UMCOR Sudan Program Manager, Peace Building and CSO Capacity Development
Visit our careers page to learn more.


World Malaria Day is this Thursday, April 25. View a video and learn more about how The United Methodist Church is confronting this deadly disease.


Use this church bulletin insert to raise awareness about mental health and the Caring Communities program in the month of May.

UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit 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
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Voice Phone: 1-212-870-3816; FAX: 1-212-870-3624

Mission Statement:
Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

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Parishioners pray at the altar rail during worship at Muen church in shanghai china.
Parishioners pray at the altar rail during worship at Mu'en Church in Shanghai, China.
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April 25 is World Malaria Day. Pray for those working to eradicate this deadly disease.
April 25 is World Malaria Day. Pray for those working to eradicate this deadly disease.
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UMCOR is seeking a deputy general secretary to lead its programs.
UMCOR is seeking personnel for its Sudan country office.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Use this resource to promote a discussion.

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