Disaster Relief

Local Church
Russell Alexie and 45 other residents of Karluk Manor took shelter at St. John United Methodist Church after the Nov. 30 earthquake. Photo by Anne Hillman, courtesy of Alaska Public Media.

Church steps up after earthquake

St. John United Methodist of Anchorage becomes temporary shelter after 7.0 temblor.
Mission and Ministry
A satellite image shows smoke pouring from a wildfire that broke out in the early morning hours of Nov. 8, just outside Paradise, Ca. The Camp Fire, named for its proximity to Camp Creek Road in Feather River Canyon, has overtaken and nearly burned out the town of 30,000 residents located in northern California. NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Churches coping with California fires

California Methodists hit by wildfires can expect the full support of the local and national United Methodist Church.
Disaster Relief
The congregation of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Panama City, Fla., worships in the parking lot of their sanctuary, which was destroyed by Hurricane Michael. About 250 worshipers attended. Photo courtesy of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.

UM connection aids hurricane recovery

Volunteers continue hurricane relief efforts, while the Alabama-West Florida Conference taps a pastor with construction experience to lead recovery.
Mission and Ministry
An early response team from Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church in Midland, Ga., pauses from their work in cleaning up storm debris left by Hurricane Michael at Cooks Union United Methodist Church in Colquitt, Ga. Photo courtesy of the South Georgia Conference.

'Long road' for recovery from Hurricane Michael

In response to Hurricane Michael, South Georgia bishop says church’s mission work “really builds up compassion and strength over time.”

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