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The Rev. J.F. Lacaria surveys flood damage at Clendenin (W. Va.) United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

West Virginia churches cope, help after historic floods

United Methodists join in relief efforts, even as they’re mucking out their own church buildings Read More

Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas was a hub for relief work by various agencies after flooding in the city in May 2016. Photo by Hannah Terry, The Texas Conference.

Top four worst, and best, ways to help after a disaster

You see a need and want to respond, but how? Through United Methodist programs, your prayer, donations, and volunteering can have more impact. 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

Image of Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven. Courtesy: Archives and History.

Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View

Pastor Rolf Held talks about how United Methodist church members in Germany have welcomed refugees fleeing war-torn countries. Image from video by UMCOR.

United Methodists in Germany Welcome Refugees

A United Methodist pastor in southern Germany describes the impact that thousands of refugees have had on his community. View

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

Ahlam Al Khaled, a health and nutrition educator for International Orthodox Christian Charities, walks with children in a settlement of Syrian refugees in Minyara, a village in the Akkar district of northern Lebanon. Photo by Paul Jeffrey for ACT Alliance

Christians under threat in Syria, Iraq

Trying not to forget daily suffering of all, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has committed more than $2 million to Syria-Iraq refugee crisis. Read More

Crayons are a part of UMCOR's school kits for children. Screen grab from video, courtesy of UMCOR.

Make a school kit and help kids

In some countries, children do not have books or school supplies. School kits may be their only educational resources. Can you help? Read More

During “Poop in a Hole” workshop, youth brainstorm and create a campaign to promote UMCOR’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene work at their home churches. Photo by Hannah Hanson, courtesy of UMCOR.

UMCOR celebrates with youth at Y15

When 4,000 young adults gathered for Youth 2015, the Committee on Relief hosted projects like a mock latrine to highlight sanitation for vulnerable populations. Read More

Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas was a hub for relief work by various agencies after flooding in the city in May 2016. Photo by Hannah Terry, The Texas Conference.

Saturated Southwest sees more rain

Tropical Storm Bill wasn’t as bad as expected, but church officials brace for more flooding Read More

A beneficiary in Iraq carries an UMCOR bag full of the hygiene supplies that will meet the needs of every member in his family. Photo by GlobalMedic, courtesy of UMCOR.

Supplying basic needs to families in Syria, Iraq

Thanks to your donations, UMCOR has channeled more than $500,000 to initiatives in Syria, Iraq, and other countries hosting more than 4 million Syrian refugees. Read More

Aerial shot of damage in Van, Texas.  Photo courtesy of KLTV 7

U.S. tornado losses include two from Texas church

United Methodists move to assist after storms, flooding in several states; church couple in Van, Texas, is among tornado fatalities. Read More

Earthquake survivors carry supplies through the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. The United Methodist Committee on Relief and other members of ACT Alliance are organizing to provide assistance. Photo courtesy of ACT Alliance

Nepal earthquake survivors in dire need of food, shelter

Outside Kathmandu and other cities, the fact that the earthquake struck at noon reduced casualties. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is preparing its response. Read More

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the most powerful quake in 81 years to hit the region, caused significant damage in Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Photo by ACT Alliance, DCA

Responding with prayer, aid after Nepal earthquake

United Methodist Committee on Relief, other church-related aid groups look to assist; five missionaries in Nepal are safe. Read More

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