Global Ministries and UMCOR COVID-19 Response


Collaborations with health professionals, missionaries, disaster management coordinators and faith leaders have allowed for a global response to COVID-19 by Global Ministries and UMCOR.

From the Philippines to Pennsylvania, Brazil to Burundi, peoples’ daily needs such as healthcare, food, hygiene and job security are being met.

By equipping local churches, annual conferences and nonprofit organizations to be in mission with their communities, we are caring for one another and extending compassion to those left most vulnerable during this challenging time.

Through the Sheltering in Love campaign and unit programming, we celebrate the far-reaching impact of 230 grants totaling $2,329,785 and commit to continued care and compassion in the fight against COVID-19. Review the full list of mission partners here.

You can continue to support the work of Global Ministries and UMCOR in our ongoing programmatic response to the coronavirus. Give today.



UMCOR COVID-19 grants help with housing and homelessness

As a federal moratorium that protected an estimated 12 million people from eviction expires, two United Methodist agencies, Restore Hope Ministries in Oklahoma and Good Neighbor Settlement House in Texas, have used UMCOR COVID-19 grants to keep people from being evicted and assist them when they hav ...

UMCOR grants make global impact on response to COVID-19 pandemic

Sheltering in Love grant campaign receives nearly $2 million in donations; expedited grant awards given to nonprofits in 43 countries and 43 states

Sheltering in Love Grant Recipient: Intown Food Pantry

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave vulnerable communities hungry, Intown Collaborative Ministries in Atlanta, GA is using funds from UMCOR to ensure their food pantry is able to safely meet an increased need for food.

Faithful UMC institutions stretch to serve communities

Among the recipients of the UMCOR Rapid Response COVID-19 grants are some of the United Methodist National Mission Institutions with long histories of service in their communities. Gum Moon Residence, Red Bird Mission and Henderson Settlement extended their missions to keep people fed, housed and co ...

UMCOR COVID-19 grants in Brazil reach isolated communities

Seven UMCOR COVID-19 grants from the Sheltering in Love campaign are making a difference through caring Methodist congregations in Brazil. Support in the form of food, rent assistance, masks and protective equipment, and education about the best preventive hygiene are ministries Brazilian Methodists ...

COVID-19 prevention in East Angola

The Rev. Dr. Leo Garcia, a missionary doctor serving at the United Methodist Qu├ęssua mission in East Angola, describes how churches, health professionals and community volunteers come together to make knowledge and resources on COVID-19 prevention available to every household.

In service to our communities

Churches use UMCOR Sheltering in Love grants to supply food to immigrant communities across the United States.

Coming together for health in Zimbabwe

The UMC Health Board in Zimbabwe makes the most of its resources by collaborating with other faith-based organizations. Zimbabwe’s UMC Health Coordinator, Hannah Mafunda, chooses to walk with Catholic sisters, Protestant colleagues and traditional healers to loosen the grip of killer diseases like c ...

Podcast: Get Your Spirit in Shape

Megan Klingler, the Primary Health Care Specialist of the Global Health Unit of Global Ministries, discusses information about the coronavirus and how to keep each other safe.

Reaching and resourcing the whole community

In response to the current pandemic, UMCOR has launched virtual self-care trainings for U.S. disaster case managers.

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