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27 Apr 2015 Update on UMCOR's Response to Nepal Earthquake
Donations to support the response to the earthquake in Nepal and other international disasters can be made through UMCOR Advance #982450.
Young members of Grace United Methodist Church in Kansas enjoy cupcakes during the UMCOR’s 75th anniversary celebration.
24 Apr 2015 Longtime UMCOR Disaster Responders Share Ministry Passion
Conference disaster responders are UMCOR “ambassadors,” inspiring the next generations to get involved.
23 Apr 2015 Mission Directors Focus on Global Health and Celebrate UMCOR
Highlights from Global Ministries’ 2015 spring board meeting.
23 Apr 2015 UMCOR Board Marks 75th Anniversary
UMCOR directors heard of past accomplishments and future challenges.
23 Apr 2015 Mission Directors Consider Proposals for 2016 UM Legislative Session
A summary of a new propose resolution, “Religious Freedom: Grounded in Love,” endorsed by directors of Global Ministries and a look at some revised resolutions for church policy consideration.
(From center, third from left) The Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s International Disaster Response executive, stands with construction workers in Tanauan, Phillippines, where evacuation shelters are being constructed with the support of UMCOR. The area was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
22 Apr 2015 UMCOR Board Approves Funding for Evacuation Shelters in the Philippines
UMCOR evacuation shelters bring hope to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines.
21 Apr 2015 United Methodist Mission Agency Welcomes Thaw in U.S.-Cuban Relations
Global Ministries directors approve a statement which calls for an end to the 50 year-old U.S. embargo of Cuba.
20 Apr 2015 UMCOR Board Approves Grants
UMCOR board of directors approve more than $7 million in grants for ongoing disaster response and longer-term development needs.
16 Apr 2015 Understanding Disaster Risk Reduction and the Environment
Disaster Risk Reduction is essential to living in harmony with nature.
UMCOR school kits were distributed at Ligitolo church and school in South Sudan.
14 Apr 2015 Relief-Supply Kits Make a Difference in South Sudan
Relief supply kits are a vital part of UMCOR’s support in South Sudan.
World Fair Trade Day is May 9: Get your church involved.
9 Apr 2015 Fair Trade is an Act of Social Justice
World Fair Trade Day is May 9: Get your church involved.
8 Apr 2015 Identifying and Supporting Projects Meaningful to Youth
Youth Bank in Sudan allows youths to identify and monitor programs for young people.
Members of all ages from the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Georgia assembled 1,246 health kits, exceeding their relief kit challenge.
7 Apr 2015 UMCOR Needs Health, School Kits
Another UMC sets and surpasses a relief-kit challenge.
Volunteer Cuban construction teams smooth out cement that will become the foundation of a new home.
31 Mar 2015 More than 60 Homes Built in Cuba after Sandy
UMCOR is working with the Methodist Church in Cuba to rebuild 100 homes and 21 churches.
27 Mar 2015 Mission Agency Completes Purchase of Atlanta Property
Global Ministries finalizes purchase of Grace UMC property in Atlanta.
After more than a decade of HIV and AIDS, STI and TB prevention work, UMCOR Armenia extends its health focus to women’s reproductive health, particularly breast cancer awareness. PHOTO CREDIT: J. Santiago
26 Mar 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness, Extension of Health-Based Work in Armenia
UMCOR Armenia extends its health-based work into another critical area: women’s reproductive health.
26 Mar 2015 UMCOR Assesses Damage After Tornado Outbreak
UMCOR confers with conference disaster response coordinators after tornado outbreak.
Participants and trainers gather for a group photo on the last day of the UMCOR/Asia Partner training.
24 Mar 2015 UMCOR and Reps from 11 Countries Gather on Disaster Response Readiness
UMCOR International Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction staff hosted the weeklong gathering in the Philippines.
A view of Mtskheta, a city in Kartli province of Georgia. It is one of the oldest cities of Georgia, located more than 12 miles north of Tbilisi, the country’s capital.
19 Mar 2015 GEOCOR Emerges from Georgia Field Mission
UMCOR has empowered a new, local organization to continue its humanitarian work in Georgia.
UMCOR’s partnership with Mennonite Disaster Service has enabled more people in Mississippi to get back home. PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of MDS
17 Mar 2015 Ecumenical Tornado Response in Mississippi
In Mississippi, UMCOR and Mennonites find strength together.
16 Mar 2015 UMCOR Celebrates 75th at Atlantic City Church
UMCOR returned to its New Jersey roots in a joyful celebration of 75 years of service.
16 Mar 2015 UMCOR Assessing Response to Vanuatu Cyclone
Cyclone Pam tore through the island nation of Vanuatu over the weekend and caused widespread destruction.
11 Mar 2015 At 75: UMCOR Training Extends Church’s Reach in Disasters
UMCOR’s focus on formal training for church members responding to disasters has increased over the years, especially since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
UMCOR is able to give 100 percent of designated funds to help those in need, thanks to One Great Hour of Sharing. Photo: Kathleen Barry, UMNS
10 Mar 2015 Celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing This Sunday
How does One Great Hour of Sharing work?
Assembling UMCOR relief-supply kits is an activity for all ages. PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Kim
5 Mar 2015 'Do Something Here and Now'
Can your church meet UMCOR’s Relief-Kit Challenge?

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