United Methodist Committee on Relief


UMCOR is responding to the needs of refugees through our close partner Church World Service and its network of over 35 refugee resettlement sites across the country.

UMCOR seeks to meet the needs of refugees and build more welcoming communities by facilitating partnerships between newcomers and local United Methodist congregations.

In addition, UMCOR offers a small number of Refugee Ministry Grants to strengthen projects connected to the church that serve immigrants and refugees. Projects must be community based and have a relationship with a local United Methodist church.

Read how UMCOR is responding to global migration around the world. 


Justice For Our Neighbors (NJFON) is a network of legal clinics based in United Methodist churches around the country. NJFON's goal is to provide hospitality and compassion to low-income immigrants through immigration legal services, advocacy, and education. JFON was founded in 1999 as a ministry within UMCOR.

If you or your congregation feels called to refugee ministry, please contact Joya Colon-Berezin, Ecumenical Relations Coordinator for the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program at 212-870-3304 or

Refugee News

Accompanying Migrants in Germany
Global Mission Fellows Peter Karanja and Taurai Jokonya describe their work with International and Migrant Ministries in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Advocacy for Our Neighbors
United Methodists respond to Trump administration decision to end DACA.
Global Ministries Leader Joins Humanitarian Appeal on Syria
Thomas Kemper among co-signers from 130 organizations calling for peace and access to civilians affected by conflict.
Julia Chang, who came with her parents to the U.S. as refugees, was recognized last fall by the General Board of Global Ministries for her 35 years of service to the mission agency. Photo: Christopher Tricomi
Hong Kong Refugee Honored for 35 Years of Service to Mission Agency
Julia Chang, senior accountant with Global Ministries, is honored for 35 years of service.
Internally displaced family finds hope, thanks to UMCOR
For more than a decade, UMCOR has met shelter needs of internally displaced families in East Darfur.
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