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GBCS broadcasting worship service on Oct 4 for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Originally published at https://www.umcjustice.org/news-and-stories/join-us-for-a-special-worship-service-broadcast-celebrating-national-day-of-prayer-for-mental-illness-recovery-and-understanding-1642 Join the General Board of Church and Society for a special worship...

Tuesday Talks wrap up includes Pastor Appreciation, Laity Sunday, and more

This week’s Tuesday Talks session with church communicators covered the items listed below. Watch the recording at https://youtu.be/Hl_I2Fj70tw and find the notes from the session below. The video is also available on the Tuesday Talks playlist at...

First UMC in Sun City hosts Cultural Competency Training and your church can too

First UMC in Sun City hosted its own Cultural Competency Training and so could your church! Learn more.

Green Team Eco-Tips for October

Your Desert Southwest Conference Earth Care team will be providing you with a short tip each month to help address things we can do to care for environmental justice. Here is this month's tip. Fall into savings by trying out these money-saving ideas that make cleaning...

WOW. Just WOW!

Learn more about the unique and creative experience that occurred at the worship service at St. Mark’s UMC on September 25.

Begin with Prayer

Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by recent disasters. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers.

Share Opportunities to Respond

Use the new Power Point Presentation in worship or to create social media graphics to let your community know what they can do to support the disaster relief efforts.

Share the NEW Bulletin Insert

Advance #901670: UMCOR United States Disaster Response

UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and ERTs to provide relief in areas impacted by epidemics, devastated by storms, ongoing recovery from floods, and wildfires. Check out the options for extending the love of Jesus below or contact Tom Mattick by clicking here.

ERT Supplies & Scholarships

Help replenish the Desert Southwest Conference Disaster Response trailer and fund volunteers scholarships to travel to the affected areas. To contribute by mail, send your check payable to the Desert Southwest Conference, 1550 E Meadowbrook Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014, and indicate “floods” in the memo line.

NOW: Get Trained as an Early Response Team (ERT) & Volunteer

UM Volunteers In Mission

Advance #982450: UMCOR international relief fund

Unite with Hope

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is grateful for your relentless prayers and support.

Need some help putting together your clean up kit for UMCOR?  Here are some links.  We ask that local churches ship these kits directly to UMCOR or UMCOR West using the labels below.  We know that the cost for shipping kits is significant please plan for this as you undertake a kit project.

Clean Up Bucket Supply List

See the UMCOR list of supplies that need to be included in the cleaning buckets.

Sager Brown Shipping Label

Download the shipping label that needs to be used to ship buckets to the Sager Brown Depot Louisiana

UMCOR West Depot

Please use this label to ship buckets to the UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City.