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Early Response Team

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"In the hours and days after disaster, those who survive are looking for anything to give them hope.  ERT's can provide the kind of immediate response that restores hope, builds faith, and encourages those who are looking to their neighbor for support"  

- Rev. Tom Hazelwood, Assistant General Secretary, UMCOR

In partnership with The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and The Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church, Manchester UMC is creating a new Early Response Team (ERT) ministry.  

ERT's fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence.

For more information on the ERT ministry at Manchester UMC, please contact Dave Bertolino, John Himpel, or David Watson.

Adult/Youth Spring Break Mission Journey to Baton Rouge, LA

March 11-18, 2017

Adults and Youth (ages 16+) are invited to take part in a flood relief/clean-up effort in Baton Rouge, LA this March.  Participants will travel to Baton Rouge via MUMC bus/van transportation, stay in an area United Methodist Church, and participate in clean-up/recovery efforts through the Louisiana Conference of the UMC following the devastating flooding in 2016.   
No experience or specific skill sets required - this is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others.
(All adults must be Safe Sanctuary certified by February 25, 2017.)
Cost per participant is approx. $350 (which includes all group meals, transportation, etc.).
Deadline for signing up is February 20.  
For more information, please contact Rev. Nick Nicholas or Rev. Beth Elders.