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Masks from UMCOR for Desert Southwest Conference UMC

In May, Rev. Tom Mattick who chairs our Conference Disaster Response team, shared an email with me that UMCOR had notified all annual conferences of the availability of more than 172,000 cloth facial coverings infused with copper and silver. The masks came from FEMA...

Water for the Navajo Nation Part 2

Mission Project 2020:Water for the Navajo Nation Billie K. Fidlin Director of Outreach & Justice   As we continue in this time of trial with the COVID-19 virus, things continue to decline on the Navajo Reservation. While many tribes throughout the country are...

Keeping You Connected During COVID-19

On Sunday March 1st our conference Disaster Response Team reached out our Bishop and the conference began mobilizing a response to COVID-19.  Since Bishop Bob’s first letter to the conference, our Connectional Ministry team has been hard at work to get you the...

Conferencing in the era of COVID-19

Since 1744 the people called Methodists have come together at different times for events called conferences.  Whether quarterly, annually, or every four years the Methodist movement has used conferences to unify the various local leaders and preachers around what and...

We have been here before – historical reflections for COVID-19

This is a time of superlatives.  “Never before have we,” “unprecedented social change,” “reorganization on a civilization level” can easily be used to describe the news.  In less than a week, more than half of the churches in the...

Disaster Response Team Acts during COVID-19

In a time of stay-at-home orders, troubling statistics, and vulnerable populations, UMCOR and the conference Disaster Response Committee are deploying resources . UMCOR donated more than 80,000 masks stored at the Sager Brown Depot to first responders in Louisiana....

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