October 6, 2022
In 1960, Ruth Johnson Colvin decided to volunteer her time to do something about the high rate of functional illiteracy in Syracuse, where she lived. Sixty-two years later, the nonprofit she founded and the methods she designed to teach literacy have spread across the United States and into 26 developing countries around the world.
September 29, 2022
Global Ministries EarthKeepers’ projects in 2022 include plans to increase environmentally sustainable energy projects, decrease waste and plastics, repopulate trees in urban areas, improve access to environmental resources, preserve island habitats, grow gardens in many settings and offer spiritual growth opportunities that integrate the need for human rest and restoration with the environment’s need for care and thoughtful preservation.
September 22, 2022
While many Christians across the world celebrate World Communion Sunday with the elements and rich ritual of communion, the UMC offering collected on that Sunday extend the communion table to provide tangible assistance to students around the globe.
September 19, 2022
Global Health partners with the North Katanga UMC for a cholera campaign that provides more treatment options and prevention measures, but also aims to change the understanding of entire communities about water safety and sanitation to stop the disease in its tracks.
September 6, 2022
The application has launched for the next cohort of young adults who will serve in social justice ministries in the United States in 2023-25.
September 2, 2022
UMCOR has delivered 4,000 cleaning and hygiene kits, supplies of non-potable water and generators while ERTs help assess damage.
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- Mission partners in Latin America and the Caribbean receive grants for ministry
Encounter with Christ awards 14 grants to 12 partners in support of mission within marginalized communities.
- New UMCOR grant to Mines Advisory Group will help Ukrainians deal with threat of landmines
$2 million grant will fund site surveys, demining efforts and citizen education.
- Global Ministries to commission EarthKeepers for environmental stewardship
29 new Global Ministries EarthKeepers will launch creation care projects.
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Global Ministries partners with agencies and individuals to alleviate human suffering; seek justice, freedom and peace; strengthen congregations and communities; and make disciples of Jesus Christ.