United Methodists Invest in Sandy Recovery

Disaster Recovery Ministries Team

May 07, 2013

To help the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, UMCOR has allocated much of the $8.35 million it had received in Sandy donations by early March. On April 12, UMCOR directors approved $3 million grants to both the New York and Greater New Jersey conferences, to be delivered in six-month installments. The Peninsula-Delaware Conference received $500,000 for its Sandy recovery work in Somerset County, Md. Another $500,000, not yet approved, has been earmarked for the Methodist Church of Cuba, which is preparing its grant proposal.

Remembering Closed Churches: Summerfield UMC, Port Chester NY

Beth Patkus

May 02, 2013

  Summerfield United Methodist Church, organized in 1828, was closed in 2012. The third church building, dedicated in June 1902, was designed by architect O.S. Teale of New York City and was sometimes known as “The Castle”. Click the title to read more...

Helping Others Can Ease Bouts of Boredom

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

May 01, 2013

Are we there yet? I’m bored, there is nothing to do! Have you ever heard these words from a child? If you have raised children and have ever taken them for a ride, I guarantee that you probably have. When our children had all grown up, we thought we had heard them for the last time. But then along came the grandchildren! It tickled me to hear my daughter, who now has three children of her own, say: “I don’t understand. They have their electronic games, movies, and what have you—all of them in ...

What's New in the Resource Library

Lynda Gomi

April 26, 2013

Did you miss the miniseries, The Bible on TV? The Resource Library has a copy you can borrow.

FEMA Deadline Extended Once Again to April 13th

Disaster Recovery Ministries Team

April 04, 2013

New York survivors have until April 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Click title to read more.

UMCOR Disaster Ministries Workshop Announced

April 04, 2013

You are invited to attend a workshop to better understand disaster ministry in behalf of the United Methodist Church, and to identify opportunities for service in response to Hurricane Sandy. UMCOR US Disaster Response executive, Cathy Earl, will be the presenter and facilitator. April 16, 2013

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Children's Disaster Services Training

March 29, 2013

Caring for children after a disaster brings new volunteers to disaster work, often drawing from teachers and child care providers and others who work with children, according to Children’s Disaster Services. If you’ve thought about how a disaster affects children and have wanted to help, this May workshop is a unique opportunity to find out what Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is all about and possibly to become a volunteer. Click title to read more.

Martin D. McLee - On the Occasion of Holy Week

Previous Bishops

March 28, 2013

Greetings on the occasion of Holy Week 2013! Click title to read more.

What's New in the Resource Library

Lynda Gomi

March 22, 2013

Learn about recently acquired material from baptism to death

Ecuador VIM / March 2013

VIM Teams

March 07, 2013

The team included pastors Oscar Destruge, Arturo Maine, Susan Woodworth and Bob Kersten. Woodworth shares her thoughts in these entries.


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