GLOBAL MINISTRIES AND UMCOR COVID-19 RESPONSE



Collaborations with health professionals, missionaries, disaster management coordinators and faith leaders have allowed for a global response to COVID-19 by Global Ministries and UMCOR.

From the Philippines to Pennsylvania, Brazil to Burundi, peoples’ daily needs such as healthcare, food, hygiene and job security are being met.

By equipping local churches, annual conferences and nonprofit organizations to be in mission with their communities, we are caring for one another and extending compassion to those left most vulnerable during this challenging time.

Through the Sheltering in Love campaign and unit programming, we celebrate the far-reaching impact of 230 grants totaling $2,329,785 and commit to continued care and compassion in the fight against COVID-19. 

Review the full list of mission partners here.

You can continue to support the work of Global Ministries and UMCOR in our ongoing programmatic response to the coronavirus. 

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Church celebrates end of measles, Ebola outbreaks in Congo

Church celebrates end of measles, Ebola outbreaks in Congo

The work to end an Ebola outbreak and a measles pandemic, plus efforts to battle COVID-19, were aided by assistance from Global Ministries' Global Health unit.
United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors

United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors

UMCOR has provided emergency grants to both the Baguio and Davao episcopal areas and two grants to the Manila Area for relief operations from the trio of typhoons.
Love is patient and kind

Love is patient and kind

Dr. Belinda Forbes, a missionary in Nicaragua, tells the story of Magdalia Chavez, one of the people in her neighborhood who has crossed her doorstep many times over 20 years.
Educating for peace in pan-African relations

Educating for peace in pan-African relations

Missionary Jane Kies reflects on how God uses her role as an English teacher at Africa University to foster peace and confidence in the lives of students in their academic careers and beyond.
UMCOR COVID-19 grants in Brazil reach isolated communities

UMCOR COVID-19 grants in Brazil reach isolated communities

Seven UMCOR COVID-19 grants from the Sheltering in Love campaign are making a difference through caring Methodist congregations in Brazil. Support in the form of food, rent assistance, masks and protective equipment, and education about the best preventive hygiene are ministries Brazilian Methodists undertake to serve their neighbors.
Faithful UMC institutions stretch to serve communities

Faithful UMC institutions stretch to serve communities

Among the recipients of the UMCOR Rapid Response COVID-19 grants are some of the United Methodist National Mission Institutions with long histories of service in their communities. Gum Moon Residence, Red Bird Mission and Henderson Settlement extended their missions to keep people fed, housed and connected.
Sheltering in Love Grant Recipient: Intown Food Pantry

Sheltering in Love Grant Recipient: Intown Food Pantry

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave vulnerable communities hungry, Intown Collaborative Ministries in Atlanta, GA is using funds from UMCOR to ensure their food pantry is able to safely meet an increased need for food.
UMCOR grants make global impact on response to COVID-19 pandemic

UMCOR grants make global impact on response to COVID-19 pandemic

Sheltering in Love grant campaign receives nearly $2 million in donations; expedited grant awards given to nonprofits in 43 countries and 43 states.
UMCOR COVID-19 grants help with housing and homelessness

UMCOR COVID-19 grants help with housing and homelessness

As a federal moratorium that protected an estimated 12 million people from eviction expires, two United Methodist agencies, Restore Hope Ministries in Oklahoma and Good Neighbor Settlement House in Texas, have used UMCOR COVID-19 grants to keep people from being evicted and assist them when they have nowhere else to go but the streets.
Responding with love and compassion to serve neighbors in need

Responding with love and compassion to serve neighbors in need

Like many places in the world, Vietnam is facing economic impacts from the novel coronavirus. The Vietnam Mission Initiative partnered with Global Ministries Asia Pacific Regional Office, Scranton Women’s Leadership Center, and the Wesley Foundation to offer concrete love and compassion to its neighbors.