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

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    Help for churches and communities experiencing natural disasters

    July 17, 2023 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As you may have seen in recent news broadcasts, severe flooding has impacted much of the Northeast, including the Long Lake area in the Adirondack District. Last December, a brutal winter blizzard devastated Buffalo and churches in the Niagara Frontier District.  

    United Methodists of Upper New York can help when your church or community is impacted by a natural disaster! There is a simple protocol to follow in these instances. Contact your Superintendency Administrative Assistant who will then contact Kristina Clark, the United Methodists of Upper New York Director of Missional Engagement. She can organize and send response teams to your community, deliver disaster relief kits, and may help you receive financial support through a United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) grant or Upper New York funds.

    Kristina said, “It is important for churches to know they are not alone when tragedy hits their community. The Christmas Blizzard of 2022 showed just how strong United Methodists of Upper New York are in caring for one another. Churches across our region donated money towards recovery efforts and many teams deployed to assist survivors. But, the gifts of compassion can only happen when we know of the pains communities are facing. Whether big or small, please always report to your Superintendency Administrative Assistant how we can show up and care for you and your neighbors.”

    TAGGED / Mission Central

    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."