Hurricane Sandy Conference Message

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.

As we con­tin­ue to learn more about the expan­sive destruc­tion from Hur­ri­cane Sandy, espe­cial­ly to our North­ern neigh­bors, North Car­oli­na Con­fer­ence Unit­ed Methodist Men are learn­ing about assis­tance need­ed in our coastal areas. We give thanks for the prepa­ra­tions of the Unit­ed Methodist Men, who lead us in the first response in the wake of disaster.

Please keep in your prayers all who have been impact­ed by the storm. Ear­ly response teams are asked to respond where need­ed. Ear­ly response needs in North Car­oli­na will be list­ed on the con­fer­ence web­site, nccumc.org, and the UMM web­site, nccumm.org.

Local church­es, oth­er groups, or indi­vid­u­als can be part of imme­di­ate assis­tance in two ways: 1) Local church­es, oth­ers groups and indi­vid­u­als can be part of imme­di­ate assis­tance to indi­vid­u­als suf­fer­ing from the storm destruc­tion by donat­ing to UMCOR US Dis­as­ter Response. Once on the site, select Hur­ri­canes 2012 from the drop-down menu label. Dona­tions can also be made by plac­ing a check in the Sun­day offer­ing plate. Checks can be made payable to the NC Con­fer­ence or to the local church but be sure to write “Hur­ri­cane 2012, Advance #3021787” in the memo line.100% of dona­tions will be used for hur­ri­cane relief. and,
2) By col­lect­ing sup­plies and assem­bling clean­ing buck­ets. The Unit­ed Methodist Com­mit­tee on Relief web­site lists the con­tents for clean­ing buck­ets, as well as a video on assem­bling the buck­ets. Assem­bled buck­ets can be deliv­ered to the 3MC ware­house, 676 Com­mu­ni­ty Dri­ve, Goldsboro. 

With grat­i­tude for the min­istry we share in Christ,

Bish­op Hope Mor­gan Ward
Res­i­dent Bish­op, North Car­oli­na Conference
The Unit­ed Methodist Church

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