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Hurricane Harvey

Our string of global disasters – hurricanes, mudslides, wildfires, floods and more – reveals eternal truths about how we affect the world God gives by the ways we live in it, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Sep 11, 2017 6:00 PM Views from a Ridge 1 Comments

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Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

As Hurricane Irma bore down on the U.S. mainland, survivors of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas were giving thanks and praying for those in Irma's path. more

Sep 11, 2017 2:47 PM Local Church

Bishop Robert Schnase

Photo courtesy of the Rio Texas Conference via UMNS

United Methodist pastors and bishops comforted and reassured survivors of Hurricane Harvey during the first worship services after the storm flooded Houston and southeast Texas. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:11 AM Global Health

Bishop Scott Jones of Houston reassures United Methodists in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:05 AM Local Church

Packing relief food

Photo Courtesy of Frederick W. Schmidt

People who argue that natural disasters have someone’s name written on them – which is, by the way, never their own – need a good, quick metaphorical kick, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Sep 1, 2017 2:46 PM Practicing Faith

SL Mudslide Ethel Sandy Volunteers

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

United Methodists have woven a "chain of caring" through the many tumultuous events of August, providing rescue and relief, standing up for justice, and bringing hope to wounded souls, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Sep 1, 2017 2:46 PM Views from a Ridge

Corpus Christi Youth Clean Up

Photo courtesy of Whitney Hendley

The horrors of Hurricane Harvey are far from over, as United Methodists in southeast Texas and Louisiana continue to cope with the monster storm's effects, reports Sam Hodges. more

Sep 1, 2017 8:00 AM Local Church

Bear Creek UMC Rescue

Photo by Michele Sibley, courtesy Bear Creek United Methodist Church

Even with church buildings flooded and cut off from supplies, United Methodists rescue and shelter victims of Hurricane Harvey. more

Aug 31, 2017 3:47 PM Local Church

Wolfe House Flooded

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe via UMNS

If Hurricane Harvey teaches us anything, the storm should teach us that we must use both belief and knowledge -- Karl Barth's "Bible and newspapers" -- as we seek to interpret the world through our faith, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Aug 30, 2017 4:37 PM Views from a Ridge

Harvey Video

United Methodist Communications

Regional and local United Methodists help the United Methodist Committee on Relief provide immediate aid to those in need, such as the victims and evacuees of Hurricane Harvey this week. more

Aug 30, 2017 11:52 AM Local Church

Feeding Harvey Evacuees

Photo Courtesy of Josh Hale

With floodwaters near 20 feet high in spots and more torrential rain expected, United Methodists are beginning to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. more

Aug 29, 2017 5:27 PM Local Church

Island of the Son UMC

Rio Texas Conference Photo

As Texas congregations begin to report hurricane damage, church disaster response coordinators say the best way to help victims of Hurricane Harvey is to donate to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. more

Aug 28, 2017 5:15 PM Local Church

Wolfe House Flooded

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe via UMNS

Some United Methodist clergy and their families have been rescued from floodwaters in South Texas from Hurricane Harvey, and the extreme weather event isn't over yet. more

Aug 28, 2017 4:03 PM Local Church

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Photo by R. Crap Mariner CC BY 2.0

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) worked with annual conferences to prepare for the onslaught of extreme weather from Hurricane Harvey. more

Aug 28, 2017 8:43 AM Global Health