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September 2016

Disaster Response Training

September 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - September 24, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Central United Protestant, 1124 Stevens Dr.
Richland, WA 99354 United States
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Free

Disaster Response Training September 23 - 24, 2016 | Central United Protestant Church, Richland, Wa Over the coming months, and maybe years, many volunteers are needed to help recover from the recent fires in Eastern Washington's Okanogan County plus be prepared to respond to other natural disasters locally, regionally and even nationally. As with anything else, there is a right way and a less that right way to provide volunteer services.  Hear from experienced volunteers, participate in hands-on activities and learn the right…

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December 2016

Charge Conference Paperwork Due

December 15, 2016
Alton Collins Retreat Center, 32867 OR-211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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Please submit your church's Charge Conference paperwork by end of business today.

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January 2017

Seattle District Training Day – It’s Time to Change!

January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renton First UMC, 2201 Northeast 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056 United States
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$15.00

We need to become unusual.

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March 2017

Shakin’ and Bakin’ the WJ Way

March 10, 2017 - March 13, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764-4431 United States
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Western Jurisdiction Disaster Response Academy Bi-annual Western Jurisdiction Disaster Response Academy will be held on March 10-13, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Ontario, California. Participants will have an abundance of fun and informative learning opportunities led by staff from the United Methodist Committee on Relief and others. Stories will be shared from across the Jurisdiction and the ERT, Recovery and Shower trailer for disaster response will be on view. All are invited to this wonderful event. Click here…

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April 2017

Early Response Team (ERT) Spring Training

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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The PNWUMC Volunteers in Mission team is hosting the First Annual Early Response Team “Spring Training” April 28-30, 2017 at the Lazy F UMC Camp near Ellensburg, Wa.  Have fun in a beautiful setting, learn new skills and meet the ERT community. UMCOR trained instructors will teach ERT Basic, Refresher and Advanced ERT classes. Beginning Friday evening, the Spring Training team will offer a full schedule of weekend classes.  Current ERT badge holders and those interested in refreshing their ERT…

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September 2017

Early Response Team (ERT) Fall Training

September 30, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th Street NE
Marysville, WA 98270 United States
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The PNWUMC Volunteers in Mission team is hosting the Early Response Team “Fall Training” September 30, 2017 at Marysville UMC in Marysville, Wa. Join us to learn new skills and meet the ERT community. UMCOR trained instructors will teach ERT Basic, Refresher and Site Assessment training. Classes are free. Lunch is included. Register Now

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October 2017

“Be Ready to Answer the Call” – ERT Training Kitsap County

October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bremerton United Methodist Church, 1150 Marine Dr
Bremerton, WA 98312 United States
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The PNWUMC Disaster Response team is hosting an Early Response Team Basic Training October 14, 2017 at Bremerton UMC.  UMCOR trained instructors will teach the ERT Basic and Refresher Class. For ERT members needing their badge renewed, the refresher segment is just the afternoon portion.  Must be 18 years or older to participate. Classes are free.  Lunch is included for both classes. Classes offerred: Basic Class for new participants  8:30am - 4:00pm Refresher Course for badge renewal  12:00pm - 4:00pm…

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Early Response Team (ERT) Training

October 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Portland First UMC, 1838 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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As The United Methodist Church, we primarily serve those within of our local communities, but when the unimaginable happens, we serve however and wherever we can. Participants of this Early Response Team (ERT) training will learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge. Certification requires attendance at an ERT…

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UM Volunteers in Mission Team Leader/Team Member Training

October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pasco: Riverview UMC, 4012 W. Court Street
Pasco, WA 99302-2306 United States
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$20.00

You are invited to join your Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Coordinator and your Pacific Northwest UMVIM Coordinator for new, updated team leader training. Not planning to be a team leader? This information will also be useful to team members in general – we welcome everyone who wants to know more about volunteer service through UMVIM. East side training is at Riverview UMC in Pasco, October 28th, 9:00 – 3:30. Register for East side Training West side…

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November 2017

UM Volunteers in Mission Team Leader/Team Member Training

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tumwater UMC, 1401 Lake Park Dr SW
Tumwater, WA 98512 United States
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$20.00

You are invited to join your Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Coordinator and your Pacific Northwest UMVIM Coordinator for new, updated team leader training. Not planning to be a team leader? This information will also be useful to team members in general – we welcome everyone who wants to know more about volunteer service through UMVIM. East side training is at Riverview UMC in Pasco, October 28th, 9:00 – 3:30. Register for East side Training West side…

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May 2018

Early Response Team Spring Training

May 11, 2018
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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Tomorrow Depends on Today! Spring Training starts Friday noon and ends Saturday at 5pm. The $50 per person fee includes classes, dinner Friday night, dorm style lodging, Saturday breakfast and lunch. Classes available are Basic ERT, Advance/Renewal, or Chainsaw Class. Add $20 for a Saturday overnight stay including dinner, lodging, and a Sunday morning continental breakfast. Don't wait to register! Registration Closes May 1 or when the limited size classes fill up. Please contact Kathy Bryson, PNWUMC ERT Coordinator for…

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June 2018

Early Response Team – Basic Training Class

June 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cheney United Methodist Church, 204 4th Street
Cheney, WA 99004 United States
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Be ready to help when a disaster strikes. Learn how to clean out a flooded home, sift through ashes and work alongside survivors while staying safe. The class is open to anyone 18 years or older. Our registration fee of $25 includes training materials, lunch and snacks. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 22, 2018. Have questions or like more information? Contact Kathy Bryson, PNWUMC ERT Coordinator, at pnwumcert@gmail.com, (509) 539-2978. CLICK HERE to register!

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October 2018

CANCELLED: Fall Early Response Team Training

October 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bremerton United Methodist Church, 1150 Marine Dr
Bremerton, WA 98312 United States
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  Be ready to help when a disaster strikes. Learn from experienced instructors how to clean out a flooded home, sift through ashes and work alongside survivors while staying safe. $25 for the Basic class (8:30am – 5:00pm), $10 for Advanced Classes (8:30am – 12:30pm; for current or renewing ERT badge holders) includes training materials, lunch and snacks. Classes are open to anyone 18 years or older. Deadline to register is Friday, October 19. Have questions or like more information?…

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May 2019

PNW Early Response Team Spring Training

May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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$50

Floods - Fires - Hurricanes - Tornadoes We're there. Early Response Team members are trained and badged volunteers ready to clean out flooded homes, sift ashes, haul debris after local, regional and national disasters. Teams work alongside and provide a caring Christian presence for disaster survivors. This two-day training offers Basic training for first-time participants and Advanced classes for current and renewing badge holders. For more information please contact Kathy Bryson at pnwumcert@gmail.com. CLICK HERE to Register Today!

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August 2019

Early Response Team Training

August 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Jerome UMC, 211 South Buchanan
Jerome, ID United States
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Be ready to help when a disaster strikes. Learn how to clean out a flooded home, tarp a roof and work alongside survivors while staying safe. Early Response Teams provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. Class is open to those 18 years or older. Cost is $25. Registration includes training materials and lunch. Register now at: https://umoi-reg.brtapp.com/EarlyResponseTeamTrainingAugust242019 Registration deadline is Friday, August 16th For additional information contact Larry Johnson, ERT Coordinator, at oridumcert@gmail.com or (503)…

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October 2019

Early Response Team Basic Training

October 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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Tornado in Port Orchard • Typhoons in Saipan • Floods in Oklahoma We're There Be ready when the next disaster strikes to help those most in need. The Early Response Team Basic Training will prepare you on ways to clean out a flooded home, haul debris, sift through ashes and work alongside survivors while staying safe. The class is taught by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) certified trainers and includes examples of recent missions, hands-on activities and an opportunity…

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