See the church newsletter, The Outlook, for more frequently updated announcements.
If there's something you've heard about United Methodists in the regular or alternative news media (especially controversial topics), check out the United Methodist News website to see what the United Methodist church body is saying about the topic. You'll quickly see that we United Methodists are not a monolithic block and we like to debate issues (sometimes quite heatedly) but always from a Biblically-based viewpoint.
The members of the United Methodist Church pay for all of the administrative overhead costs so ALL of your donation goes to the project you specify. UMCOR has an "A" (top, excellent) rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. To find out more about UMCOR, see their "About Us" page and here's a direct link to their "Financials" page and FAQ page. UMCOR is among the first organizations into a disaster area and among the last to leave after several years of work—we're in it for the long haul, long after the situation leaves the media spotlight. See also Charity Navigator's evaluation of UMCOR.
Our church's United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) and United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) are the two best avenues for us to help those affected by the several recent natural disasters.
join a UMVIM team, or create another UMVIM team, contact Susan King, at:
United Methodist Conference Center
1276 Halyard Dr.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1582 or (916) 374-1525
Powered by the Holy Spirit, 'Rethink Church' serves as a catalyst that moves the denomination, and those we hope to reach, into dialogue -- and ultimately, into transformative, collaborative action. What if church were a verb? What would it look like? Go to "RethinkChurch.org" for more about changes underway in the United Methodist Church.