Humanitarian Relief

Mission and Ministry
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crewmember assists a group of people needing medical attention in the Bahamas, Sept 4. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading response and search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Methodists in Bahamas cope with Dorian’s trauma

Two Methodist denominations in the Bahamas respond to immediate needs and worry about the hurricane’s psychological impact.
Social Concerns
Participants sing during worship at a United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ pilot project aimed at providing training for pastors and laity who are leading congregations impacted by migration. The session was held Aug. 22-30 at The United Methodist Church of Germany Educational and Training Center in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo by Üllas Tankler, Board of Global Ministries.

Multicultural ministries in the midst of migration

As Methodist congregations across Europe open their doors to migrants, leaders see the need to adapt their ministry to include new and different cultures.
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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