Disaster Relief

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Despite challenges like the gasoline shortage and having to pay customs clearance and taxes on goods, United Methodists in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic continue to help refugees and send supplies into Ukraine. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

United Methodists continue helping Ukrainian neighbors

Despite challenges like the gasoline shortage and having to pay customs clearance and taxes on goods, churches in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic continue to help refugees and send supplies into Ukraine.
Disaster Relief
United Methodists in countries bordering Ukraine continue to offer aid and encouragement to Ukrainian refugees. One United Methodist church in Poland is teaching Polish to Ukrainian refugees but also teaching Ukrainian to Poles who want to do their part toward better communications with the refugees. Ukrainian flag courtesy of Wikimedia; graphic by UM News.

New wrinkles in aid to Ukrainian refugees

United Methodist churches in countries near Ukraine rely on volunteers as they work with Ukrainian refugees, but they're also hiring Ukrainians for certain relief-related tasks. One church in Poland is teaching Polish to Ukrainian refugees but also teaching Ukrainian to Poles helping refugees.
Mission and Ministry
Hikers make their way across Kennicott Glacier near McCarthy, Alaska, in 2021. Scientists say glaciers worldwide are projected to lose anywhere from 18% to 36% of their mass by 2100, resulting in almost 10 inches of sea level rise. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Report released on church’s net-zero efforts

Church officials are maintaining a delicate balance between meeting the goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions and running effective ministries that use energy. A one-year progress report was issued April 19.
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United Methodists in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe are providing aid to Ukrainians fleeing war. Graphic by UM News.

Providing Ukrainian refugees ‘soul care’

United Methodists in countries near Ukraine continue to take care of the practical needs of Ukrainian refugees. They find them safe places to stay and provide food, clothes and other necessities. But those responsible also aim to help beyond concrete support.

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