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In March, explore how relief is embodied through our work in disaster response, the sending of missionaries, global migration and more.

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Explore stories about relief


Mission is: Relief

During the month of March, explore stories that show relief in action through the ministries and initiatives of Global Ministries. From a response to earthquakes in Puerto Rico to offering welcome and needed services to Venezuelan migrants, relief is embodied in every aspect of the work of Global Mi ...

Providing relief now and into the future

Lara Martin, executive director of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, shares her excitement to lead UMCOR’s work of alleviating suffering around the world.

Partners in relief for Venezuelan migrants

Because of the continuing political crisis, more than 4.6 million Venezuelans, or 16% of the country’s population, have migrated to other countries in South America. UMCOR partners with Methodist churches in Colombia, Peru and Brazil to offer welcome and needed services.

Jubilee Water Project installs indoor plumbing in Tennessee mountain homes

Only about 34% of the homes in Hancock County, Tennessee, are connected to the municipal water system. Wells and mountain springs supply the rest. The United Methodist Jubilee Water Project seeks to ensure that mountain residents have access to clean, filtered water in their homes; some for the firs ...


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Connection is at the core of our work. Global Ministries connects The United Methodist Church, its people and congregations to partner with others engaged in God’s global work, which takes place in a variety of settings, countries and cultures.


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News and Statements

UMCOR donates needed supplies to first responders in Louisiana

More than 80,000 masks in sealed and unopened cartons purchased for future use are being distributed to first responders serving communities near UMCOR Sager Brown Depot.

Most mission and relief grant payments put on hold

Given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on revenue sources and cash flow, Global Ministries and UMCOR have placed temporary holds on most grant payments.

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The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world demands the attention of the global ecumenical community.

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Global Ministries partners with agencies and individuals to alleviate human suffering; seek justice, freedom and peace; strengthen congregations and communities; and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Celebrating 200 years in mission and ministry

At its core, Methodism is a missional movement. Two-hundred years ago, the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (a forerunner of The United Methodist Church) began when a most unlikely missionary was compelled to serve. Today, the denomination celebrates the thousands of missionaries who have stepped out in faith and uncertainty to share the Gospel and the many United Methodists who faithfully support them.

Upcoming Events

PrimeTimers: Experience the Holy Land

Learn more and register for the September 8-19, 2020, educational and mission service trip to Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

2020 Mission Volunteer Trainings

Apply now for the September 2-5 training in Salt Lake City, Utah or the December 2-5 training in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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