"Connecting Neighbors” is UMCOR’s recently-updated curriculum that gives congregations the tools and information they need to guide the development of their disaster-response ministries. Congregations that invest their time in “Connecting Neighbors” training are better prepared for what emergencies may come, able to draw on local resources more quickly in the wake of a disaster and more confident that United Methodists will be a resource for community recovery.
Too often we only think about disasters when they strike. When a disaster does strike (and it will) the community turns to the church for refuge, support, comfort, and hope. Are you prepared? The truth is, we can be preparing as individual disciples, as congregations, and as communities to prepare for and mitigate the effects of the next disaster.
If you would like more information, or to host a training at your church, please contact Luis Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.