Churches Dealing with Disaster
Learn from the stories of United Methodists congregations that have faced hardship, healing and hope after disasters.
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 learn to prepare
- When disaster hits: Lessons from others
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)
Previous disaster coverage
- Hurricane Sandy: The Church Responds
- Minot: Faith Stays Afloat
- Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
- Hurricane Katrina: Five Years Later
- Haiti: The Church Responds
- Death and Resurrection in Haiti