As United Methodists, we are inspired by John Wesley’s words: “Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can.” Barrington United Methodist Church’s Missions and Outreach Work Group provides a means of discipleship by sharing our resources for the benefit of others so that they might know Christ’s compassion and caring and by providing opportunities for hands-on mission service locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Click on the images to the right to find out more about our serving opportunities and ways to become involved.
UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, provides a very significant humanitarian response to crises and disasters world-wide. A ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, UMCOR’s goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. In addition, UMCOR helps communities in the United States and abroad prepare for emergencies and reduce the risk of disasters through a roster of training programs.
UMCOR acted quickly in response to the destruction and death caused most recently by Hurricane Matthew. The provision of emergency supplies, food, health kits, and other assistance builds on UMCOR’s sustained presence in Haiti, work that has continued since the disastrous earthquake in January 2010. More than 500 deaths in Haiti have been attributed to Hurricane Matthew, with the greatest loss and storm damage in the southern region. We continue to work in Haiti and have already responded to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Donations continue to be accepted in support of UMCOR’s Haiti Hurricane Relief. Checks should be directed to Barrington UMC, please indicate “UMCOR Hurricane Relief” on the memo line.