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Recognizing that climate change and environmental degradation increase disaster risk, the UMCOR Creation Care program looks inward at the work of UMCOR and Global Ministries and outward at the ministries of The United Methodist Church to equip the church to address modes of living and working that contribute to climate change and environmental degradation. These include wasteful consumption, deforestation, poor water management and agricultural practices that diminish the land. The EarthKeepers program equips United Methodist laity and clergy to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their communities.

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The Global Ministries EarthKeepers training equips United Methodists in the United States to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their churches and communities. 


The Impact of Creation Care

Dear UMCOR: Letter from partner in Haiti

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, an UMCOR-supported organization in Haiti writes to share how they have been able to pivot from sewing sanitary pads to sewing reusable, washable masks to distribute within their community.

Solidarity, training and relief in coronavirus response

Global Ministries’ coronavirus response is reaching those in need internationally and in the U.S. In addition to grants from the Sheltering in Love UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund, 32 solidarity grants have been dispersed from UMCOR, Global Health and other program units, totaling about $346,000.

Relief and fresh water for the Bahamas

UMCOR assisted several Methodist-related partners in the relief phase of the Dorian Hurricane response in the Bahamas. This year, UMCOR continues to support those partners working on shelter and case management, and a new partner moves forward to help the islands provide fresh water for 70,000 peopl ...

Resource: UMCOR “Connecting Neighbors” disaster readiness curriculum

Access a 3-module curriculum designed to equip congregations and communities to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property.

New opportunities in UMCOR response

Mellie Thomas, Disaster Recovery Project Manager of the Mississippi Annual Conference, talks about changes in disaster response due to the coronavirus.

Peace in the midst of pandemic

Vicki McCuistion reflects on the work of UMCOR in the Rio Texas Conference and how her training as a disaster recovery asset manager prepared her to navigate a different kind of disaster: the coronavirus.