Hurricane Sandy: The Church Responds

On Oct. 29-30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy's powerful gusts and storm surges caused once-in-a-generation flooding in coastal communities of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, leaving more than eight million people - including a large swath of Manhattan - in the dark.

Read the latest news about the Church's commitment to long-term recovery efforts below. Donate to the cause at UMCOR's website: Hurricanes 2012, Advance number 3021787. You can also text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give an immediate $10 donation.
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General Church
The Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, speaks about the pandemic and the proposed denominational split during an interview at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn. The church will host 2021 Leadership Institute on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 with a focus on helping pastors and laity address divisions in their communities. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Adam Hamilton: Leading in polarized times

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Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Wayne Dickert guides a raft down the Nantahala River near Bryson City, N.C. A 1996 U.S. Olympic kayaker and pastor of Bryson City United Methodist Church, Dickert has conducted riverside services beside the Nantahala for the past 15 years. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ministry on the river celebrates 15 years

The Rev. Wayne “Wayner” Dickert, a 1996 U.S. Olympic kayaker and pastor, runs a riverside worship service in North Carolina. Their collection money supports clean water projects in Haiti.