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UMCOR News Stories 2017

UMCOR Grants to Boost Hurricane Relief Efforts
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approves $7 million for 2017 hurricanes and other U.S. disasters...
When Disaster Strikes, UMCOR is the Last to Leave
When disasters overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own, UMCOR partners with local United Methodist churches and other organizations to facilitate complete restoration.
Standing in Solidarity with Puerto Rico
The 2017 hurricane season caused Puerto Rico unprecedented levels of destruction, devastating the lives of millions of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and displaced.
5 Things You Can Do
Learn how you and your church can respond to current disasters and support UMCOR’s efforts.
UMCOR Responds to Earthquakes in Mexico
UMCOR is communication with its partners in the impacted region, including the local Methodist Church, and is ready to support with relief efforts.
Ready to Respond to Northwest Forest Fires
UMCOR is in communication with Conference Disaster Response Coordinators in the northwest who are monitoring active forest fires.
Building a Vibrant National Immigrant Justice Ministry
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) presents six stories from its offices across the United States.
UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Maria
UMCOR is in communications with its partners in the Caribbean region and is ready to provide relief to survivors of hurricane Maria.
UMCOR Responds to Current Disasters Around the World
In the wake of recent disasters in the United States and internationally, UMCOR is working with its partners to meet the needs of those in impacted areas.
UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Irma
UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to those impacted by hurricane Irma.
UMCOR Responds to Harvey
UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many survivors of hurricane Harvey.
Syrian Refugees Receive Relief in Lebanon
Half of Syrian refugees are between the ages of 10 and 24, and most are forced to drop out of school due to the crisis. To reach these children, UMCOR provided 45,000 Syrian children with relief suppl ...
Responding to Mudslides in Sierra Leone
On Monday, August 14, 2017, Sierra Leone experienced torrential rain, triggering a series of heavy floods and mudslides in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
New Class of EarthKeepers Prepares to Launch Creation Care Projects
Are you called to a vocation of creation care? United Methodists attend EarthKeepers, a training established as a response to the growing awareness of creation care and environmental justice.
Foundational To Mission
Accompaniment and welcome are foundational to mission in the Christian faith—from New World Outlook’s editor, Christie R. House.
Migrants and the Gospel
Thomas Kemper considers the ways in which migrants, past and present, spread the message of the gospel.
Accompanying Migrants in Germany
Global Mission Fellows Peter Karanja and Taurai Jokonya describe their work with International and Migrant Ministries in Frankfurt, Germany.
UMCOR Sager Brown Campus Celebrates 150 Years
For 150 years, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sager Brown campus has distributed life-sustaining relief kits to those in need, domestically and abroad.
A Diverse People, Sharing Christ’s Love and Serving the Community: Blanchardstown Methodist Church
Global Mission Fellow Albert Wakili, from Nigeria, answered the call from Irish Methodists to work with youth from many cultures, all members of the Blanchardstown Methodist Church in Dublin.
Keynote Speaker Announced for Sager Brown’s 150th Anniversary
Sager Brown, now home to the UMCOR Relief-Supply Depot, will celebrate 150 years of service to Baldwin, Louisiana, and the world on September 17, 2017.
Engagement With Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Europe
Global Mission Fellow Nicodemus Doe, from Liberia, describes his experience working in Belgium on behalf of refugees across Europe.
Going God's Way
After two years of trying to schedule a US volunteer medical team to conduct a cataract surgery clinic in the DR Congo, missionaries Jonathan and Donna Lee Baker discover that God had a different plan ...
When Love Overcomes Terror
Amidst the violence and chaos perpetuated by Boko Haram, UMCOR is partnering with Mission 21 to provide more than 600 men, women, and children with lifesaving nutrition and essential non-food assistan ...
Bible Seminars for Young Adults in Tanzania
The Bible is studied in the far reaches of the Kasulu District and the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania through Next Generation Ministries, with missionary Young Seon Kim.
World Refugee Day: Standing with Refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees defines a refugee as a person who is forced to flee their home because of violence, war, or persecution. Today, there are 65 million refugees in the w ...