President of Bishops Issues Statement on Cuba Relief

The Pastors and People of the United Methodist Church in the United States Storms continue to leave tragedy and challenging rebuilding across the United States and in other nations. Through UMCOR, and other denominational and ecumenical partnerships, efforts are being... read more

Relief to Myanmar

“The United Methodist Committee on Relief is persistently pursuing all avenues to provide relief in Myanmar,” said Sam Dixon, UMCOR’s top executive. “The faith-based disaster response community is working closely together to bring relief to those... read more

UMCOR Responds to Active Tornado Season

By Susan J. Meister* Tornadoes and severe storms raced across the mid-South Saturday evening, May 10, carving up towns throughout the region. Reports indicate that 27 persons died in the storms. As response begins, an area from Texas to Illinois is facing forecasts of... read more

UMCOR Provides Help to Myanmar

Cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar (Burma) May 2 with unexpected fury, causing a tidal surge that swept inland and devastated Myanmar’s most populated regions, leaving homes and businesses flattened and families forever changed. Satellite images reveal... read more

New Orleans Clinic Offers Healing and Hope

By Melissa Hinnen * In the heart of uptown New Orleans, historic Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church had its steeple destroyed and sanctuary badly damaged from Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Working with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the... read more

Flood Buckets Supply Cleaning Items and Encouragement

* By Susan Meister When Dee Montgomery went into her Watseka, Illinois home after flooding in January and February, 2008, she didn’t know where to begin. That is, until fellow United Methodist Diann Peabody came by with a flood bucket. “Why, there were things in there... read more

Call for Remembrance and Renewal for Katrina Recovery

General Conference paused on Monday morning to recognize the tragedy and celebrate the resulting witness that grew out of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in August 2005. Episcopal leadership from all areas affected by Katrina took part inthe time of remembrance... read more