3 Wise Men

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Photo

Using the biblical theme of the three wise men who visited Jesus with gifts, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference will start a special emphasis on aiding hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. more

Dec 18, 2017 12:45 PM Local Church

Puerto Rico Methodists

UM Insight Screencap from YouTube

Facing unequal response because of racism, Puerto Rico needs United Methodists to hold U.S. officials accountable for providing the same level of aid given to Americans recovering from other recent disasters. more

Oct 13, 2017 3:58 PM Views from a Ridge

Harvey Pews

Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Victims of Hurricane Harvey still await cleanup and rebuilding as the supply of able-bodied volunteers begins to diminish, writes Jim Truitt of Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. more

Oct 12, 2017 7:01 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Maria HELP

Photo by Kris Grogan, U.S. Customs Border Patrol

Devastation in Puerto Rico is hampering efforts to bring relief to Hurricane Maria's survivors, including the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, writes Linda Bloom. more

Oct 3, 2017 5:06 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Mexico City Earthquake

Wikimedia Commons Photo

In addition to hurricane recovery, United Methodists are sending funds to aid with recovery from two devastating earthquakes in Mexico. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:50 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Florida National Guard

Photo Courtesy of the Florida National Guard

After their experience with Hurricane Charlie, the Rev. Jerry Eckert and his wife Ann weren't going to wait around to see if Hurricane Irma battered their home in Port Charlotte, Fla. more

Sep 28, 2017 3:28 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Team Rubicon

Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

United Methodist layman Jim Truitt, disaster response coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, details the scope of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath awaiting response. more

Sep 28, 2017 2:28 PM Perspectives

Montana Burning Video

UM Insight Screencap from YouTube

The devastation wrought by wildfires in the western United States over the past few years – along with United Methodists' efforts to cope with the effects – pose a long-term disaster recovery challenge for the region as great as hurricanes elsewhere. more

Sep 14, 2017 3:28 PM Local Church

Sierra Leone Relief

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

The Sierra Leone Annual Conference has pledged long-term aid to two communities stricken with many deaths and devastation from Aug. 15 floods and mudslide in the west African nation. more

Sep 11, 2017 2:57 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change


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

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

SL Mudslide Children

Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

As thousands of people are homeless from an Aug. 14 mudslide in Sierra Leone, United Methodists have increase efforts to provide relief for those affected by the disaster that killed more than 1,000 people. more

Sep 1, 2017 9:32 AM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

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

Sierra Leone Medical Response

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

With the help of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, United Methodists in Sierra Leone have stepped up to provide emergency medical services and grief counseling after a mudslide killed some 500 people. more

Aug 28, 2017 4:25 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

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

Mudslide Sierra Leone

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

United Methodists in Sierra Leone have lost family and friends in a massive mudslide and flooding that have killed some 400 people with another 600 people still missing. more

Aug 16, 2017 2:35 PM In the World

Aid in Philippines

Photo by the Rev. Israel M Painit via UMNS

Filipino United Methodists are assisting their fellow citizens from Marawi City, who have fled fighting between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao. more

Jul 14, 2017 1:33 PM In the World

Champions Sign

NIC e-News Photo

The Northern Illinois and East Ohio conferences -- home sites of World Series contenders Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians -- raised some $70,000 for Haiti hurricane aid through competing donations to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. more

Nov 17, 2016 10:55 AM In the World