Compelled by Christ

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need.

UMCOR Sunday is March 22

Gifts given on this Sunday cover the costs of doing business so that UMCOR can respond when and where it is needed most, working to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

   
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Mission Board CEO will not stand for reelection

Thomas Kemper announces intention to not seek reelection to the executive post he assumed in 2010.

UMCOR moves to support local partner in China fighting coronavirus crisis

An emergency grant funds measures to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

UMCOR Receives Grant to Create The John Wesley Fund for U.S. Disaster Response

A new fund makes UMCOR training possible and encourages support.

UMCOR names new executive director

The United Methodist Committee on Relief will enter its ninth decade led by Lara S. Martin who brings a strong background in international disaster response, public health and child welfare.

Puerto Rican Methodists tackle earthquake response

A series of earthquakes in recent weeks has left the people of Puerto Rico in a constant state of unease and distress. The Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has shared in that unease, but also is respon ...

Letter from a partner: Methodist Church of Peru

Read a word of thanks from Carmen of Casa de la Esperanza who works to welcome and care for Venezuelan migrant families in Lima.

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Connection is at the core of our work. UMCOR 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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Upcoming Events

PrimeTimers: Experience the Holy Land

PrimeTimers have an opportunity to participate in a unique experience by combining service projects with visits to holy sites, educational information and meetings with the indigenous Christian commun ...

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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