Mission and Ministry
Lauren Przybyl, an anchor at Fox4 News in Dallas, and the Rev. Arthur Jones, senior pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas, host a March 21 benefit concert for Ukraine at the church. Since Russia's invasion of that country six weeks ago, more than $5 million has come into the United Methodist Committee of Relief for Ukraine-related humanitarian aid, and the total grows daily. Photo by Jenny Skinner.

United Methodists pass plate for Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, denomination members have been busy and creative raising funds for humanitarian aid, with the United Methodist Committee on Relief reporting targeted donations of more than $5 million.
Mission and Ministry
A woman reacts in a residential district damaged by shelling, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 18, 2022. United Methodists with close ties to Ukraine have reacted with special feeling to the invasion, but also have found creative ways to help with relief efforts. Photo by Vladyslav Musiienko, REUTERS © 2022.

Blessed be their Ukrainian ties

Since the Russian invasion began, United Methodists with close connections to Ukraine have been sweating out friends and family members, while also finding creative ways to help.
Disaster Relief
Community members walk past a food distribution site for the United Methodist Committee on Relief following Typhoon Haiyan in Dagami, Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: How can I help with disaster relief?

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides resources and relief to many to overcome world hunger and poverty.
Thousands of Ukrainian refugees, mostly women and children, are arriving daily at the Budapest Keleti railway station in Hungary. United Methodists across eastern Europe are providing shelter, food and other help for those who have fled Ukraine. Photo courtesy of the Rev. László Khaled.

United Methodists in and near Ukraine help refugees

Cluj-Napoca United Methodist Church in Romania opened a community center last year. Now the former hotel is once again hosting "guests" who had to flee Ukraine.

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