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Community Development

Global Ministries is engaged in a variety of programs to nurture and sustain community organizations. Through financial assistance, volunteer skills, economic development, advocacy and material resources, Global Ministries creates new initiatives to support the lives of women, children, youth, families and older adults. 

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The Impact of Community Development

UMCOR partners with a community in the Philippines in the face of landslides and relocation

The community of Tamac in the Philippines partners with UMCOR through the Baguio Episcopal Area Disaster Management Office to shore up needed water sources after typhoons and a landslide destroy homes and fields.

Global Ministries stands with persecuted Philippines’ ecumenical council

As it withstands yet another attempt to discredit its prophetic witness by the Philippines Department of National Defense, General secretary Thomas Kemper states that Global Ministries stands in solidarity with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.

Global Ministries and The Upper Room announce restructure of Buenos Aires regional office

Nearing the end of a three-year pilot plan, both agencies will make adjustments in their operations while remaining committed to continuing their presence in the region.

Implementing class meetings in Honduras

Methodists who live in Honduras revive the Wesleyan class meeting tradition to help members discern how to be the church in mission, even in the most challenging of contexts.

Church and Community Workers biennial gathering focuses on immigration and substance abuse ministries

United Methodist Church and Community Workers gather in California for their biennial meeting to celebrate and reconnect with their colleagues for mutual support and professional networking.

Church and Community Worker Janet Lynne Horman is on a mission to help migrants

Striving to embody the church in her own community, missionary and attorney Janet Horman directs Florida Justice For Our Neighbors and provides free legal services to migrants in the U.S.