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Haiti Update: Response and Resources

SUMMARY: United Methodist Communications continues to provide news coverage, including how the church is responding, at www.umc.org/haiti.  Check out the UMNS photostream and slideshow on Flickr.  

Donating money, volunteering, assembling health kits and writing on a prayer wall, United Methodists are involved. A variety of resources are available as we continue to keep Haiti high on our list of current mission and ministries. 

Donations
Givers can support relief efforts online at UMCOR Advance # 418325. One hundred percent of gifts to UMCOR through The Advance support the designated project.

Volunteers and Health Kits 
UMCOR’s two relief supply warehouses are asking for health kits.  Go here for instructions on assembling and shipping.

Worship and Advertising Resources
Resources are for annual conferences and local churches include downloadable bulletin inserts, PowerPoint, newspaper print ads and a worship version of the television spot aired on CNN.  Continue >>

GBOD Worship Resources
GBOD offers hymns and prayers related to Haiti, as well as other worship materials suitable for times of crisis. Continue >> 

Small Group Resources
United Methodist Communications produced a video and study guide titled "God, Why?" to help people cope with the spiritual and emotional impact of disasters. The resource, available from EcuFilm, explores why such tragedies happen and God’s role in them.  The study guide provides a basis for group discussion. The newly reduced price is $4. Continue >>

UMCOR’s Sam Dixon remembered for life of service
Hundreds of worshippers this morning celebrated the life of the Rev. Sam Dixon, the leader of the United Methodist Committee on Relief who was on a mission of mercy when he died in the rubble of the Haitian earthquake. Continue >> 

Mission leader Rabb celebrated for making difference
A mission leader who died serving one of the world’s poorest nations was remembered as a friend and advocate for the most vulnerable of God’s children. Continue >>

Online Prayer Wall
Share a prayer for those affected by the Haiti earthquake.  Visit the Facebook group for 10thousanddoors.org to lift up your praise or concern on the wall.

Music Video
A United Methodist composer has offered a song “to inspire people in the midst of all the hopelessness and despair.”  The music video includes images from Haiti. Continue >>

Make UMC.org my home page
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