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United Methodist Committee on Relief

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people throughout the world.

When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response is local—forms the foundation for UMCOR’s US disaster training and response. When responding to a disaster in the United States, UMCOR provides training, financial assistance, expertise, community collaboration to churches and partners making them more resilient to disasters.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on September 28 which caused severe flooding and power outages.  In order to help those affected by the hurricane, the Missouri Annual Conference Disaster Response Office has requested congregations to focus on the following mission and service efforts:

  • PRAY
    Pray for the people of affected areas and first responders and agencies managing damage assessment. include those affected by the storm’s path in your prayers during worship.
    Visit Missouri Annual Conference’s communication platforms to be informed of immediate needs.
  • GIVE
    By making an above and beyond donation to UMCOR, this provides financial assistance to those directly affected by the Hurricane in Florida.

One hundred percent of all UMCOR contributions go to the designated cause.

Or Text #73256

Assist the Ukrainian People
with UMCOR

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.

Or Text #73256

If questions, please email Liz Shuburte

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Pastor's Note

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by Rev. Andy Blacksher, Executive Pastor Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two other disciples were together.  Simon Peter told them, “I’m going fishing.” They said, “We’ll go with you.” They set out in a boat, but throughout the night they caught nothing.   

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