UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

The Light Shines in the Darkness

thelightshines-500Bishop Hee-Soo Jung heads the Wisconsin Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, and is also president of the board of directors of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Message from Bishop Hee-Soo Jung*

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:5) 

Please join me during this Advent season in celebrating the Embodiment of Light shared with our world. Christ’s Light is witnessed through the generous and loving hearts that support our United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Their efforts bring hope and life throughout the world, especially in times of sorrow and great loss.

As United Methodists, our commitment to justice and mercy flows from our firm belief that being in relationship with God requires us to live our faith in relationship to others.  I join you in great gratitude to God in this time of Advent. I give thanks for our joyful witness as we strive to be for others in need the embodiment of Christ’s Light, and the hands and feet of God’s outreach. Through us, Christ's Light feeds people, heals the sick, and offers the power of life.

Through our response to the long-term recovery needs in the Philippines and elsewhere, we continue to experience the true Incarnation without limits, God’s unconditional and unending love and compassion.

Thank you for allowing Christ’s Light to shine through the darkness!


*Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, who heads the Wisconsin Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, is also president of the board of directors of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).