Memphis & Tennessee Disaster Response Update

By Robert Craig, Disaster Response Coordinator for Memphis and Tennessee When communities around the world are devastated by natural disasters like Hurricane Dorian, the United Methodist Church responds.  This is possible because the people called Methodist live out their faith in loving service to their neighbors, near and far.  If you desire to aid neighbors in need […]

How to Help After ICE Raids

In light of the recent ICE raids in the Mississippi community, local organizations have come together and developed a strategic plan to assist our neighbors who have been affected by the raids. Below is a list of places needing your assistance along with addresses to deliver/mail donations, and additional volunteer opportunities. UPDATED 8/12/2019 Giving Options […]

2019 PrimeTimers Events and Scholarships

Global Ministries and the Mission Volunteers Office are pleased to offer twogreat educational and mission service events, one in the Czech Republic and one in Paducah, Kentucky. Both events are designed with less strenuous activities than the traditional UMVIM team. The events will continue to focus on peace and poverty, history and sustainability of resources, […]

Robert Craig Now Coordinating Disaster Response Ministry

‘Disaster response’ is now a single Episcopal Area ministry for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, coordinated by Rev. Robert Craig By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Effective Jan. 1, the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences of the Nashville Episcopal Area have combined their disaster response ministries into a single area-wide ministry, according to […]

Volunteers Needed in Florida

Florida is ready for volunteers. Trained ERTs will be placed in IRMA relief and those who are not trained will be serving with recovery for Hermine and Matthew. The link to volunteer is here: https://florida-reg.brtapp.com/hurricaneirmaregistration. For more information regarding needs in Florida, you can go their disaster response page, found here:http://www.flumc.org/disasterrecoveryministry.

How to give to UMCOR for different disasters

UMCOR Responds to Current Disasters Around the World In the wake of recent disasters in the United States and abroad, the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) is working to fulfill unmet food, clean water, temporary shelter, hygiene supplies, and non-food item needs. For details on the response in each of these areas and countries, please […]

Texas Hurricane Recovery

With over a half a million homes flooded because of Hurricane Harvey, it’s going to take a while before things are back to normal in Southeast Texas. Five of our nine church districts were decimated, with thousands of our church members and pastors being displaced because of flooding. There are still hundreds and thousands of […]

Disaster Response for Southeast Storms – How You Can Help | January 2017

We ask that you be in prayer for those in the Southeast who have experienced the deadly tornadoes and severe storms that tore through parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas January 21-23, 2017. The Weather Channel reports that at least 20 deaths are being blamed on the severe weather across […]