UMCOR responses in 2021 continue to climb

UMCOR responses in 2021 continue to climb

A three-part overview of the work of UMCOR in the first three-quarters of 2021. This Part 1 in the series outlines disaster response in the United States.
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A hard-earned degree made possible by a World Communion Scholarship

A hard-earned degree made possible by a World Communion Scholarship

Martha Fatoma, a 2021 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Africa University, has worked in her field for 20 years. A World Communion Scholarship helped her attain a degree as well as a higher level of understanding and professionalism, which she now passes on to the nurses she supervises.
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Remembering 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary

Remembering 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary

For 5 years, UMCOR assisted those who lost loved ones and livelihoods as a result of the 9/11 attacks. On this 20th anniversary, read General Secretary Roland Fernandes’ remembrance of that day and the days that followed
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UMCOR’s response to Hurricane Ida

UMCOR’s response to Hurricane Ida

In response to the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm that made landfall on the U.S. gulf coast on August 29, UMCOR remains in prayer and is providing relief for the many communities that were in its path.
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Vietnam Consultation 2021: Hope in God’s faithfulness

Vietnam Consultation 2021: Hope in God’s faithfulness

Vietnam United Methodist Church leaders and laity met with U.S. conference and local church partners in a virtual consultation about the life and ministry of the Vietnam Mission Initiative.
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UMCOR supports Afghans in need

UMCOR supports Afghans in need

In collaboration with long-standing partners, UMCOR is providing humanitarian relief and is prepared to assist with refugee resettlement.
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UMCOR issues first grants for Haiti relief

UMCOR issues first grants for Haiti relief

In response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on August 14, UMCOR is working with partners to provide urgently needed medical supplies to Haitian hospitals.
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Hate is the other pandemic

Hate is the other pandemic

In response to an increase in violence against Asian Americans in the U.S., a series of monthly webinars is creating a safe space where Asian Americans and their allies can learn about and discuss issues of racism.
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Growing community with the help of an organic garden

Growing community with the help of an organic garden

EarthKeeper Angie Gage in Cherokee Village, Arkansas, discovers how growing a garden can build community, provide food and feed the soul.
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Preparing the way – UMCOR supports conferences in disaster readiness

Preparing the way – UMCOR supports conferences in disaster readiness

UMCOR partners with the Florida Annual Conference to develop a “Blue Sky” disaster preparedness program, getting ready for probable weather events in fall 2021 and beyond.
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Give love, joy, hope and peace in year-end campaign

Give love, joy, hope and peace in year-end campaign

Between November 1 and December 31, Global Ministries will share stories of transformational mission work and the ways financial gifts through the Advance impact lives.
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A missionary journey of hope

A missionary journey of hope

Daniel takes a journey to visit house churches across a Southeast Asian country, plan a solar project and marvel at the faith, hope and resiliency of local Methodists
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Hope amid stunning devastation

Hope amid stunning devastation

With the help of three grants from UMCOR, the people of Beirut, Lebanon, are attempting to rebuild their lives and livelihoods after the port blast that destroyed much of their city.
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Accessible health care spreads hope in Nigeria

Accessible health care spreads hope in Nigeria

A year-long Imagine No Malaria program provided bed nets, prophylaxis and treatment in rural communities, reaching 21,075 people in its first six months and saving 2,038 lives.
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Working together for health in Zimbabwe

Working together for health in Zimbabwe

Led by coordinator Hannah Mafunda, the UMC health board makes the most of its resources by collaborating with other religious communities to fight diseases like coronavirus and Ebola.
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ReNew congregation celebrates one-year anniversary

ReNew congregation celebrates one-year anniversary

In its first year, ReNew UMC in California tripled its membership. This multicultural congregation partially supported by the Korean Ministry Plan focuses on fresh ideas to reach more people.
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Relief with love: UMCOR COVID-19 grants in Brazil

Relief with love: UMCOR COVID-19 grants in Brazil

Seven UMCOR COVID-19 grants helped churches in Brazil offer much needed relief for at-risk children, seniors, and families of health workers.
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United in Love: Walls, borders and open tables

United in Love: Walls, borders and open tables

Serving in Tijuana as migration ministry advocates, GMFs Yabes Manokaran and Eric Agron found that listening to the journeys of those in transit was a sacred act.
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