WJ Disaster Academy March 28th – 31st, 2019

Last change to register for the Western Jurisdiction Disaster Academy at the Franciscan Renewal Center. Do not lose the chance to experience an opportunity to help others in crisis. REGISTER NOW and make a difference. It is not too late to sign up for the 2019...

ERT Update

Mission Leaders from First UMC Gilbert invite interested individuals to join in a post-Hurricane Harvey rebuild mission trip to the Rio Texas Conference May 1-6.

Hurricanes, Fires, Blizzards – ERT Update

Help is needed. The United Methodist Church has a tradition of helping those in need from the beginning of its existence to the current day. Read more to see the needs.

We have much to be thankful for this fall……..

Desert Southwest Conference sent 6 teams to the Victoria-Refugio-Rockport area of Texas where the worst of the hurricane damage occurred: 40 ERTs plus 8 chainsaw guys who deployed twice for 3 weeks each. Jo Robinson (ERT) worked 2 weeks on an ERT team, then stayed 2 ½...

We are a Connectional Church

My heart is breaking.
And heavy.
And convicted.
Looking at the photos and video from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey creates such a space for me.
And, I’m sure for you, as well.

Early Response Team Training

The next Early Response Team (ERT) Training will take place on May 20, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at St. Matthew UMC, 2540 West Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85284. The cost is only $30.

ERT Update

My arms are aching this morning, but ready for another day of pry bar and hammer, pulling out wet drywall, insulation, carpet and tile. We have worked three days and mucked out three homes. The first home was an…

Early Response subgroup makes camp possible again

[A letter from Buckhorn Camp] Buckhorn Camp is located on a magnificent 360 acres about 45 minutes mostly west of Fort Collins, CO. Since 1964 Buckhorn Camp has been serving summer campers, adults with disabilities, church groups, retreats and school groups of all...

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