United Methodist Commission on Relief (UMCOR) SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2018
We cannot all be present when disaster strikes. However, we can equip others to go.
For more than 75 years, UMCOR has provided disaster relief, often long after others have left the scene. UMCOR has aided refugees and confronted the crippling challenges of world hunger and poverty. However, UMCOR simply cannot do it without us. On the 11th we join thousands of other congregations across the United States in this effort by participating in a United Methodist Church wide special Sunday offering on March 11. Together, we will help fund the critical disaster-relief efforts of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Unlike other benevolent causes, UMCOR receives no funds from the regular United Methodist Church budget. Our generous gifts help cover the agency’s administrative costs so UMCOR can continue to guarantee that 100 percent of all other donations go toward specific relief projects. The examples are many — helping rebuild after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the U.S.; offering assistance after mudslides in Sierra Leone; and continuing to help survivors of floods and other natural disasters that happened before 2017.
UMCOR Sunday allows The United Methodist Church to respond when disaster strikes. Think of UMCOR as our “Go Team” who can be present when help is needed.
Friends, our support is critical. Let’s be there for those in need.
Please prayerfully consider how God would have you cheerfully and generously show God’s love around the world with your gifts.
DUMC Missions Committee
Learn more about UMCOR on their Web Site.