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As United Methodists, we commit to supporting the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. This does not mean that everyone is called to become a missionary vocationally, but it does mean that we should strive to support the missionary work being done around the globe by United Methodists. Two ways that you can do this are through The Advance and through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
The Advance is an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary, designated, second-mile giving. Through The Advance, United Methodist annual conferences, districts, local churches, and organizations, as well as individuals and families, may choose to support mission programs or mission personnel with their financial gifts. Each Advance project has been vetted and approved by Global Ministries and Advance staff.
For more information about The Advance, click here!
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.
UMCOR relief-supply kits are stored at this material resources depot, which provides increased opportunities for kit ministry to United Methodist churches in the Western Jurisdiction. Adjacent to the 22,000 sq. ft. warehouse is Crossroads, an ecumenical organization that provides grassroots support to those in need in the community; UMCOR West works closely with Crossroads to provide meaningful volunteer experiences.
For more information about how support these ministries or to volunteer, please email Rev. Brian Diggs, Director