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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

    mission / UNY Mission Central HUB

    Everyday Disaster Grant recipients

    In 2023, there were 31 recipients of the Everyday Disaster grants. The UNY Communication team has visited some of these ministries and has their stories here.

    Every day someone is facing a disaster. We hear about natural disasters frequently and the harsh conditions that the survivors face, but how often do we hear about personal and socioeconomic disasters that people in our communities face day in and day out? The Upper New York Conference Mission Central HUB opened the “Everyday Disaster Grant” in 2022 to bring attention to the often unnoticed socioeconomic disasters that exist: racism, diaper need, homelessness, food insecurity, and so much more.

    The grant was intended to connect, build relationships, and celebrate the impactful outreaches that are happening throughout Upper New York and are playing a vital role in creating disciples that transform the world through the values of neighboring, diversity, justice, and collaboration.

    The UNY Mission Central HUB distributed a total of $28,400 to 31 different churches in the categories of Racial Justice, Children and Families, Education, Housing, Environment, and Food Insecurity in 2023. 

    Over the next several months, the Upper New York Communications Team will be sharing stories of how these wonderful ministries are being God’s love with our neighbors in all places. Here you can find their stories.

    Story #1: Nueva Cosecha offers hope for immigrants

    Story #2: Nueva Cosecha offers hope for immigrants (VIDEO)

    Story #3: Watertown First UMC: A little child will lead us

    Story #4: Watertown First UMC: A little child will lead us (VIDEO)

    Story #5: Mission Bros.: From refugee to homeowner: The power of mission work

    Story #6: Skaneateles UMC Storks Diaper Bank (VIDEO)

    Story #7: Operation: Home Repair, a success

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."