To address international needs, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) works with local United Methodist churches, ACT Alliance, ecumenical, and interfaith partners to respond to disasters. ACT Alliance is a global alliance of 146 churches and related organizations working together in over 120 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people. As part of a comprehensive disaster response strategy, UMCOR coaches these partners to purchase local materials that are appropriate to the context. This is consistent with best practices and accountability standards.
Centenary United Methodist Church continues to support global emergencies through UMCOR. Please help us UMCOR to restock their relief supply kits. We collect kits twice a year, June for the United Methodist annual conference and August in time for back to school. We will also respond when there is a special call for relief kits. We will post the information on this website about the kits and drop off information when it is available.
If you are interested in learning more about this global outreach ministry, please contact the church office.
To learn more about UMCOR, visit http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies
Centenary hosts several Rise Against Hunger meal packaging events a year.
Centenary United Methodist Church makes an impact on world hunger by hosting a Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event.
All ages of our church, from preschoolers to senior adults, work together to pack meals that feed people in our world. The meals are shipped throughout the world to support school feeding programs, orphanages, and crisis relief. The Rise Against Hunger organization provides all supplies and instructions; we supply the helping hands. We need you! There are jobs for everyone: scooping ingredients into meal bags, measuring ingredients, filling boxes, and carrying and stacking boxes.
We pack several thousand meals in about two hours. Senior adults, children, youth, adults, and preschoolers age 4 and older all help. This is an excellent time for the community to come together and join in the fun and opportunity to serve.
Jesus said, "You will know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16); and the more than 900 United Methodist-supported missionaries are certainly recognizable for their fruits as they offer their gifts of health care, teaching, evangelism, refugee assistance, and congregational development in more than 70 countries around the world. By sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through their varied fruits of ministry, these missionaries help others to realize and develop their own gifts for self-reliance and service to others. Centenary currently supports several mission projects.