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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Rev. Tom Berlin is a native of Winchester, Virginia, and is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In his current appointment, Tom serves as the Lead Pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. Headshot from his blog.

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Tom Berlin

A member of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Rev. Berlin explains that the One Church Plan tries to allow different people to “exercise their own judgment in their cultural context.”
General Conference
The Rev. Thomas Lambrecht addresses the Wesleyan Covenant Association at its April 28-29, 2017, meeting at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Lambrecht, a member of the association’s leadership council and vice president of the Good News renewal group, served as emcee for the gathering. Photo by Tim Tanton, UMNS.

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Tom Lambrecht

Vice president of Good News and a member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association leadership council, the Rev. Lambrecht gives insight into the Traditional Plan and Modified Traditional Plans.
General Conference
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter answers questions during a press conference about the United Methodist Church's Way Forward plan to address how the denomination ministers with LGBTQ individuals at the conclusion of the church's Council of Bishops meeting in Chicago in May 2018. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Carter

The president of the Council of Bishops shares some of the questions he’s been hearing about the special called General Conference taking place in February, 2019.

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