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UMCOR News Stories 2016

The Challenging Message of Christmas
Jesus’ model as Prince of Peace is the one for Christians to follow today, even in a world built on violence, might and the right of the stronger.
A Christmas Message from the President of the General Board of Global Ministries
As we engage with more people in more places, and in more ways, we become the church God calls us to be-- understanding “church” not as a place we attend once a week, but the place we worship God, gro ...
Haywood Street Community Residency Program
Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC is inviting applications for a year-long residency program designed to equip mission-minded individuals for effective and transformative ministry WITH the ...
Southeastern Wildfire
The wildfires in the southeastern United States have been threatening people, property, pets, and livestock for weeks. Cathy Earl, UMCOR U.S. disaster response manager, has been in communication with ...
Global Ministries Celebrates Giving Tuesday Outcome
More than 2,550 persons in 19 countries contributed a total of $853,909.78 to United Methodist mission projects and missionary support through the 2016 UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.
World AIDS Day: Working Towards An AIDS-Free World
An opportunity to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV.
Linking Communities with Life-Saving Obstetric Care Through Maternity Waiting Homes
Expectant mothers at the Anoldine Clinic in Zimbabwe.
Global Ministries Holds Mission Initiatives Training at New Atlanta Headquarters
Global Ministries Holds Mission Initiatives Training at New Atlanta Headquarters
Keeping Our Promise to Children in Liberia
In the face of life-threatening illness, entire communities of subsistence farmers are cut off from health care because there are no connecting roads to the cities where the hospitals are located.
Giving Tuesday Celebrating Advent Through Mission Commitment
Giving Tuesday is not only about collecting money. It is about awareness of the opportunity and need for individuals, families, congregations, and communities to unite in mission in the season of Adve ...
World Children's Day-Advocating for Children
Generation Transformation is an initiative of Global Ministries to increase opportunities for young adults to engage in mission throughout the connection.
World Toilet Day: November 19
World Toilet Day is about taking action to reach the 2.4 billion people in the world living without a toilet. The theme of World Toilet Day 2016 is "toilets and jobs," focusing on how sanitation, or t ...
Methodist Church of Haiti and UMCOR Rebuild Historic School
UMCOR and the Methodist Church of Haiti celebrate the dedication of a new secondary school building, one of three New College Bird school buildings that were destroyed by the devastating earthquake of ...
Sarah’s Story in Jordan
UMCOR relief-supply kits supplement health workshops for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Recovery in Louisiana: Hope and Promise
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Louisiana Annual Conference, recognizes the process of disaster recovery from devastating floods in Louisiana, and faces that process with hope as survivors live into the ...
Going the Extra Mile with UMCOR
UMCOR's recent trip to Haiti following devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
Water and Laughter in Iraq
UMCOR and partner GlobalMedic respond to needs in northern Iraq where access to clean drinking water and basic hygiene supplies is severely limited due to ongoing violence.
UMCOR Grants Target U.S. Flooding
Nearly $2 million for disaster response funding for flooding in four U.S. states was approved during the UMCOR board meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
Reducing the Risk of Disaster
Today, October 13, is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Read how disaster risk reduction is an approach that seeks to alleviate suffering in proactive and long-lasting ways.
UMCOR Responds Quickly to Hurricane Damage in Haiti
UMCOR works with partners to respond to emergency needs of communities hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, particularly Haiti.
Preparing for Matthew
As Hurricane Matthew barrels through the Caribbean, UMCOR reaches out to partners in preparation for response.
‘Bittersweet’ Departure from New York
In a worship service acknowledged by all as “bittersweet,” the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries celebrated the rich history of Methodist mission work in New York on Sept. 27 as part of its ...
La Trinidad UMC Opens Its Doors to Refugees
In response to the overflow of migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle, La Trinidad UMC becomes an emergency transitional relief center to help those needing shelter, food, and more.
UMCOR Relief Supplies Are Visible Sign of Hope
UMCOR relief supplies bring hope to flood survivors in Louisiana, and connects volunteers with disaster survivors.
Director of United Methodist Relief Work in the United States Accepts New Position
Gregory A. Forrester, UMCOR’s U.S. Disaster Response executive, resigns to accept new post as CEO of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).