As a church family, we have seen the devastation from many natural disasters.
Each Sunday, we say to each other, “May the peace of Christ be with you.” This is our prayer and response for all who are affected by these storms. As a church family, we're rallying together and responding by offering our prayers, donations, and emotional and spiritual care. The following are three immediate ways to respond:
- PRAY for those who are stranded, First Responders, displaced families, those grieving loss of life and homes, safety, leaders, the sick and elderly, volunteers, and as God leads you.
- CARE Let the church care for you and your loved ones affected by the storm. If you have loved ones affected by the storms, please submit your prayer requests so we many in prayer for them.
- GIVE to UMCOR’s US Disaster Response Advance #901670. Please share this link with your colleagues and friends. Let them know that every dollar donated to this fund goes directly to US Disaster Response. You can also donate through BUMC by check with “Disaster Response Fund” in the memo line.
Finally, the recovery process is going to
BUMC has four missions initiatives: Housing, Healing, Hunger, and Human Development. These initiatives provide a framework for us to forge relationships and have a deep impact in our community, both locally and around the world.
The Housing Initiative provides a framework for us to help our neighbors have a place to call home and that local ministries have spaces to flourish. This lay-led ministry recruits and empowers our members to serve and address the need for affordable housing, for schools for vulnerable children, for playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods, for the repair of our neighbors’ homes, for spaces for effective ministry, and for the refurbishment of worn-out United Methodist Churches that are engaged in mission with their neighbors. As a church, we value these spaces as avenues for making disciples of Christ for the transformation of individuals, families, communities, and ultimately our world.
The Healing Initiative stands in solidarity with those
The Hunger Initiative joins with our neighbors to ensure that all stomachs are filled with wholesome foods. Through the Hunger Initiative, we strive to become disciples of Jesus Christ by obeying Christ’s command to feed the hungry and spread Christ’s message by meeting the most basic needs of life. Church members give
Human Development is a core BUMC missional initiative by which we journey with individuals and communities in the work of holistic transformation. This extends to all dimensions of life, such as education, economic, personal, communal and spiritual transformation. Ultimately, we strive to live into our