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The southeast Texas town of Deweyville, Texas experienced heavy flooding during Holy Week last month, including the Deweyville United Methodist Church, shown here. Conditions have improved, but the nearby Sabine River remains at flood stage. Photo courtesy Texas Conference.

Texas flooding prompts relief work, prayers

Latest heavy rains have hit Houston, causing deaths and widespread flooding of buildings. Read More

United Methodists  from Foundry UMC in Sterlington, La. helped salvage items from a neighbor's flooded home. Image courtesy of Louisiana Annual Conference.

Louisiana churches provide help amid floods

As rising waters forced thousands to flee their homes in Louisiana, United Methodists stepped up for neighbors in need. Read More

The United Methodist church in Lutts, Tenn., was destroyed by a tornado on Dec. 23. Photo by Angela Overstreet

No gift from Christmas weather

United Methodists bounce back from tornadoes and floods and join extensive relief efforts. "The connection works." Read More

Boats ferry South Carolina flood victims after storm in October, 2015. Courtesy of the Rev. Michael Bingham, South Carolina Conference.

South Carolina leaders, churches focus on flood recovery

“We will be involved in long-term recovery after the cameras go away.” United Methodists are helping thousands hurt by the storm, but the process could take three years. Read More

Volunteers unloading relief items at Braima Attouga Stadium in eastern Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Council of Churches helps Sierra Leone flood survivors

United Methodist Church among those providing relief to flood victims. Read More

Floodwaters at Canaan UMC, Ridgeville, South Carolina. Photo by Shawn Salley.

South Carolina trusting in God, after ‘1,000-year-flood’ [clone]

Bishop Jonathan Holston urges prayer, generosity, and volunteerism as the state begins to regroup and heal. Read More

Floodwaters at Canaan UMC, Ridgeville, South Carolina. Photo by Shawn Salley.

South Carolina trusting in God, after ‘1,000-year-flood’

Bishop Holston urges prayer, generosity, and volunteerism as the state begins to recover. See the latest updates and how you can help. Read More

Laura Gage (center) hugs Joe Royer while helping sort through the wreckage of his home in Joplin, Mo.,following the deadly tornado. At left is Kevin Kaufhardt. A UMNS photo  by Mike DuBose.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Churches Dealing with Disaster

When disaster hits a community, pastors and congregations need to be prepared. Find news and resources for facing tough times. More

Canoes and other vessels helped get teens to Cross Point United Methodist Camp in Kingston, Okla., on Monday, June 22. Recent floods have cut off road access. Photo courtesy Cross Point Camp

United Methodist flotilla gets campers across

Everything but an ark was used to transport teens to an Oklahoma Conference camp cut off by flooding Read More

An online ministry of First United Methodist Church in San Marcos, Texas, helped recruit and organize volunteers to help with flood relief there. Students from San Marcos High School and Texas State University removed items from a flooded home in San Marcos' Blanco Garden area. Photo by the Rev. Todd Salmi

Texas floods wash away people, homes

UPDATE: Authorities have recovered and identified the body of Larry Thomas who was an active member of Wimberley United Methodist Church in Wimberley, Texas. Read More

Flood waters are visible on the outskirts of Mocuba, Mozambique. Photo by Quari Ziyaad Patel

Church responds to devastating Mozambique floods

Church leaders meeting in the southern part of the country learned how Mozambican United Methodists are reaching out. Read More

How can I help with disaster relief?

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides resources and relief to many to overcome world hunger and poverty. Read More

When disaster hits: Lessons from others

As tornadoes and floods challenge churches, one clergywoman says, "People do not recover without support, nudging and compassion." Read More

Disaster recovery: Minot celebrates beginnings

"The flood changed my entire ministry here," says the Rev. Debra Ball-Kilbourne, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church. Read More

Church responds to Mozambique flood

Heavy rains washed away homes, crops and livestock, affecting 140,000. Several church entities are rushing aid. Read More

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