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VIDEO: PNW Laity, Okanogan County Immersion

On July 8-9, 2016 laity from The Pacific Northwest Conference participated in a special immersion trip to the Okanogan area in Central Washington. Rosalee Mohney, lay leader for the Seattle...

Philippines: Learning Disaster’s Lessons

UMCOR Philippines Director Ciony Ayo-Eduarte with children in eastern Mindanao, Philippines, soon after Typhoon Bopha. UMCOR is a member of the ACT Alliance. Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance By David Tereshchuk*  January 14, 2013—A...

Rebuild: Up from the Ashes | Stories of Hope

(Clockwise from top left) Germaine Savoie, Bill VanTassell, Karen Fisher, and The Gray Family all share their stories of hope as each have been affected and/or recovering from  the...

Early Response Team Training is coming, Oct. 14!

Be Ready. Do Good. Repeat. When: October 14, 2017 Location: Bremerton UMC, 1150 Marine Drive, Bremerton, WA ERT Basic Class: 8:30am – 4:00pm ERT Refresher Course: (For previously certified ERT volunteers) 12 Noon – 4:00pm Lunch...

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bulletin Inserts Available

By Royya James, UMCOM Conference Relations Coordinator United Methodist Communications has partnered with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to create a bulletin insert for churches in your annual conferences....

SAVE THE DATE: Disaster Response Training, September 23 and 24 in Richland

An Early Response Team heads back home while serving in Fairbanks, Alaska to fix houses affected by flooding of the Yukon River back in 2013. SAVE THE DATE: Disaster Response...

Using Animation to Battle Ebola

Nashville-based United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and iHeed to create an animated video for use in West Africa that helps dispel myths about how Ebola is...

What are cooperative, caring ways we can reach out to neighbors during a disaster?

By Wendy Riddle | Photos by Dave Riddle On Saturday, January 20, 2018, over 50 people from 15 congregations and 5 different denominations gathered at Bremerton United Methodist Church for...

Relief for those fleeing Washington fires

By Linda Bloom | Aug. 26, 2015 | NEW YORK (UMNS) Last summer, a wildfire scorched the back of Pateros Community United Methodist Church in Washington State and burned down its parsonage. This August,...

UMCOR Disaster Case Management Training Returns to the Northwest

Stanley Norman and Gerri Harvill serve as Co-Pastors of Sandpoint United Methodist Church (Idaho) and as Disaster Response Coordinators (UMCOR) for The Pacific Northwest Conference. UMCOR Disaster Case Management Training...

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