Churches Dealing with Disaster
When disaster strikes, United Methodists respond with prayers and support.
Learn from the stories of United Methodists congregations that have faced hardship, healing and hope after disasters.
- Preparedness, training: key to tornado response
- United Methodists respond to deadly tornadoes
- Top 4 worst and best ways to help after a disaster
- Prayers and relief in wake of deadly storms
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
- Top Four Best and Worst Ways to Help after a Disaster (PDF)
- Prayer and worship resources
- United Methodist Insurance
- Tips on Preventing Lightning Strikes
- Preparing a Church Emergency Plan
Disaster preparedness and response
Storms and flood
Part I of this series shares how the United Methodist Committee on Relief responds to disasters. The n ext four segments tell the stories of three churches — in Alabama, Indiana and North Dakota — that are recovering from tornadoes and floods.
- When disaster hits: Churches must prepare
- When disaster hits: Lessons from others
- Disaster recovery: Minot celebrates beginnings
- Disaster recovery: Harvest reaps blessings
- Disaster recovery: Indiana town bounces back
During 2012 and early 2013, fire destroyed or damaged more than a dozen United Methodist church properties across the United States. This special news series reported on the damage from those fires, the response to the affected congregations and what churches can do to protect themselves.
- Church fires challenge United Methodists (Part 1)
- Arsonists torch four neighboring churches (Part 2)
- Church fire offers 'moments of deep grace' (Part 3)
- How do you protect your church property? (Part 4)