Advent Offering 2018


Advent Offering: UMCOR Wildfire Relief

Wildfires | 2018 Advent Offering | December 2018-January 2019 News & Views | Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta, OhioThe current string of California wildfires have produced unprecedented devastation. UMCOR remains in close conversation with the disaster response coordinators of the California-Pacific and California-Nevada Conferences of The United Methodist Church and is supporting both conferences as they identify and respond to the needs of those affected by the wildfires.

UMCOR has approved a request from the California-Nevada Conference for a solidarity grant of $10,000 which will be used to help facilitate the replacement of personal clothing items and food through various resources. The conference Early Response Team (ERT) Coordinator has requested UMCOR buckets as well as hygiene and school kits. As the assessment of needs continues, UMCOR stands ready to provide additional support.

The recovery period for a disaster of such magnitude will be long, but thanks to your generous support, UMCOR and its partners will be able to provide hope and tangible assistance to those in need for years to come.

You can give in any Christ Church offering by marking your envelope or check: Advent or Wildfires. You also can give online here.