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Archives 2007

Immigration and Refugees: It Takes the Church to Settle a Refugee Family
1 John 3:17 says—“How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?”
 
WORLD AIDS DAY 2007: Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.
United Methodists are stepping up to provide a tangible response to the HIV/AIDS crisis through the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. The fund was established at the 2004 General Conference to raise $8 million by 2008.
 
California Wildfires: Help for Those in Need
As the California wildfires continue to rage and set ablaze large portions of Southern California—UMCOR is already at work. An emergency grant from UMCOR will help the California-Nevada Annual Conference in these initial days.
 
Rebuilding Communities One Family at a Time: Disaster Response in the US
After emergency response to a natural disaster, a community organizes to tackle the long-term rebuilding process. Northshore Disaster Recovery, Inc. (NDRI) is leading the multi-year recovery effort in Slidell, La.
 
Help Zimbabweans in Need
The Central Methodist Church of Johannesburg has become the place of refuge for many homeless Zimbabweans. Learn more about the plight of many who are fleeing Zimbabwe and what one Methodist church is doing to help.
 
WORLD FOOD DAY:“Bullets to Seeds, Guns into Plows”
Under the strong Congo sun, a hand-lettered sign read: “UMCOR Sustainable Agriculture and Development, Foods Resource Bank— Christian Response to World Hunger.”
 
Material Resources: Flood Buckets Urgently Needed
The response effort to the recent Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma storm emergencies has nearly depleted the supply of flood buckets at the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, La.
 
Indonesia: A Quick Response in Time of Need
UMCOR responds resourcefully and fast helping the people of Indonesia make it through the initial days of recovery following a powerful earthquake.
 
Eye of the Storm: Disaster Response in the US
Revised! Newly revised insert lifts UMCOR's Domestic Disaster Response program. In the wake of the most turbulent storms UMCOR responds, rebuilds, walks with survivors and stays until the job is done.
 
Girls’ Education: Hope for Recovery
Marijo is one of 2,500 girls in five villages and towns in the southern highlands of Democratic Republic of Congo who qualify for assistance in a girls’ education program managed by United Methodist Committee on Relief.
 
World Refugee Day 2007
Learn how one church was able to make an incredible difference in the lives of a refugee family from Eritrea. You can use this insert as part of your World Refugee Day observances on or near June 20, 2007.
 
World Fair Trade Day
Fair trade addresses one of the root causes of hunger and poverty: inequality in the market place. Simply put, fair trade enables small farmers to sell their crops for a fair price.
 
World Malaria Day: Make Malaria History
April 25 is World Malaria Day. United Methodists are joining with others to eradicate this deadly but preventable disease through the Make Malaria History campaign. Learn more about what you and your church can do to make malaria history through this bulletin insert.
 
World Health Day
Use this bulletin insert to observe World Health Day on or near April 7, 2007. Learn how United Methodists are combating diseases of poverty and what you can do to help.
 
Malaria: Sending a Message of Prevention and Hope
The church’s Community-Based Malaria Control Program seeks to create a culture of malaria prevention, educating people most at risk about basic measures they can take to prevent malaria.
 
Everything Changes When There’s Hope
ONCE a year, during One Great Hour of Sharing, you and your congregation can join other United Methodists worldwide by making a special offering to support humanitarian aid from UMCOR.
 
Sudan: New Hope for the Future
UMCOR is working to improve life for people in Darfur and South Sudan. Learn how UMCOR is giving people, especially children, new hope for the future in this church bulletin insert.
 
Water—A Gift of Life in South Darfur
NO WATER. Without water children, women and men perish. Without water, cattle and goats can’t live or give milk. Without water, seed dries up and can’t produce luscious green crops.
 
Eye of the Storm: Disaster Response in the US
United Methodists in the United States can be proud of their church’s response to domestic natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and fires, as well as disasters of human origin.