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UMCOR Disaster Response Training

UMCOR Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. … Read More

New Mission Interpreters Arrive in Cal-Pac

Nan McCurdy and Miguel Mairena are Board of Global Ministries Missionaries newly assigned as Mission Interpreters (mission ambassadors from Global Ministries) for the Western Jurisdiction. They are living in the California Pacific Conference and follow Rev. Jim Dwyer in this … Read More

Call to Prayer: Two Hurricanes Approaching Hawaii

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño calls the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church to prayer for Hawaii as two hurricanes, Iselle and Julio, approach the islands.

Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall today and Julio sometime this weekend. In … Read More

Early Response Training (Cal-Pac)

Participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification … Read More

Call to Prayer: Tornadoes and Deadly Weather

Resident Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is calling to prayer the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church for the victims of recent deadly weather throughout the Midwest and South of The United States.

United Methodists and United Methodist Church … Read More

Philippines Advocacy & Relief Drive (Hollywood UMC)

Join Hollywood UMC, the Heart of Hollywood Foundation and Stop Hunger Now on Saturday May 3rd to help package dry food for the Philippines and on Sunday May 4th to package U.M.C.O.R. health kits.

Co-Sponsors needed:  Would your church be … Read More

Remembering the Haapai Islands and Victims of Tropical Cyclone Ian

On January 11, 2014, Cyclone Ian hit Tonga with gusts of up to 178 miles per hour. The storm was later downgraded from Category 5 – the most destructive level – to Category 4, with gusts of up to 155 … Read More

One Great Hour of Sharing

Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing provide a strong foundation for UMCOR and ensure that 100 percent of contributions designated for specific programs go to those programs.   Read More

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Special Instructions for UMCOR Giving for Typhoon Haiyan

The following are detailed instructions for supporting UMCOR’s relief and recovery work in the Philippines through donations to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450:

  • Make checks payable to the California-Pacific Annual Conference
  • Make a notation that the check is for … Read More

CALL TO PRAYER // Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines 2013

Brothers and Sisters, I write to you from the meeting of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church.  As we have done our work as your bishops one of the concerns we have been actively carrying this week … Read More