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7 May 2015 Nepal Church Bulletin
Download and share this Nepal church bulletin for ways to meet the practical needs of communities impacted by the April 25 earthquake.
5 May 2015 In Liberia, Helping Vulnerable People Fight Ebola
In a border town, UMCOR support for elderly and persons living with disabilities was invaluable.
5 May 2015 Nepal Relief Challenge: Accessing Rural Villages
United Methodist missionaries report extensive damage outside of Kathmandu and difficulty in getting food and shelter supplies to earthquake survivors.
GlobalMedic volunteers prepare and load a shipment of blast film for Ukraine. Photo: GlobalMedic
5 May 2015 Window Shields Offer Protection From Ukraine Bomb Blasts
UMCOR and GlobalMedic provide protective blast film for hospital and school windows in Ukraine conflict.
4 May 2015 Working to Bring Relief to Nepal
Global Ministries Missionary Katherine Parker shares an update on relief efforts to Nepal in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake.
Children gather for lunch at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Baltimore as part of the church’s outreach ministry on Tuesday, April 28. Baltimore area churches were asked to open their doors to provide food, toiletries and prayer in the wake of the unrest in the city. Photo credit: Photo by Melissa Lauber
1 May 2015 UMCOR Grant for Baltimore Fosters Dialogue, Peace, Healing
An emergency grant and relief-supply kits help local churches to be present in challenging times.
30 Apr 2015 The Day of the Nepal Earthquake
Global Ministries Missionaries Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman, serving in Kathmandu, Nepal, share the moments leading up to the April 25 Nepal earthquake.
New homes constructed by caring volunteers are a sign of spring and hope in the small town of Brookport, Illinois. Photo: Darius Alemzadeh
30 Apr 2015 Newly-Constructed Homes are a Sign of Hope in Illinois
UMCOR and American Red Cross combine resources for rebuilding in tornado-struck town.
30 Apr 2015 UMCOR Provides Food to the Most Vulnerable in Liberia
Missionary Mary Zigbuo shares about a young girl named Mary in Liberia who benefitted from an UMCOR-sponsored food security and Ebola awareness intervention.
30 Apr 2015 New Initiative Will Promote “Healthy Congregations, Healthy Communities”
A new congregational health initiative will be introduced at a U.S. Health Summit in Houston, September 8-10.
Members of the Kasungami community in DR Congo on one of their small holdings.
28 Apr 2015 UMCOR and Child Action Initiative Work to Improve Food Security and Nutrition in DRC
UMCOR is working with Child Action Initiative to improve children’s access to food, clean water and medical assistance.
28 Apr 2015 Responding with Prayer, Aid After Nepal Earthquake
UMCOR and other church-related aid groups look to assist Nepal earthquake survivors.
27 Apr 2015 United Methodist Mission in Nepal to Help Survivors of Earthquake
Global Ministries Missionary Katherine Parker, serving United Mission to Nepal (UMN), makes specific prayer requests for Nepal earthquake survivors and shares an update on response.
People survey a site damaged by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. The shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday; killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said. Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
27 Apr 2015 United Methodists Respond to Nepal Quake
Longtime local and international partnerships spur response to earthquake emergency.
27 Apr 2015 Nepal Missionary Shares About Earthquake
Global Ministries Missionary Mark Zimmerman, who serves in Kathmandu, Nepal, along with his wife Deirdre, shares an update about the devastating earthquake which shook the region on April 26.
27 Apr 2015 United Methodists Help Bring Healing Water to Kentucky
Water kiosk at Red Bird Mission will offer clean water to 6,000 residents in remote Appalachia.
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.

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