Tag Archive: Help

Marion District pastors turn to each other in flood’s wake

Oct. 12, 2018 United Methodist churches in the Marion District of the South Carolina Annual Conference have taken the brunt of natural disasters that have struck the state in recent years. From the 1,000-year floods of 2015, through Hurricane Matthew a year later, to last month’s Hurricane Florence – the district that ranges from the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/marion-district-pastors-turn-to-each-other-in-floods-wake/

S.C. Disaster Response assessing Tropical Storm Michael damage

Disaster Response leaders and volunteers from the South Carolina Annual Conference are out assessing neighborhoods as the remnants of Hurricane Michael leave the state. As needed, specially trained Early Response Teams will deploy to help clear downed trees, place tarps on damaged roofs and help clean up any other damages caused by the storm, which …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/s-c-disaster-response-assessing-tropical-storm-michael-damage/

Volunteers – all skill levels – needed for flood response

South Carolina UMC Disaster Response Ministries needs volunteers of all ability levels to help us clean out homes that have been flooded by Hurricane Florence. Until this point, conditions have dictated that only specially trained Early Response Teams handle these duties. We now can welcome all volunteers of any skill level to join us in this …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/volunteers-all-skill-levels-needed-for-flood-response/

Bishop Holston to flood survivors: ‘You are not alone’

Sept. 28, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston brought a message of hope Thursday to members of Trinity United Methodist Church and others in Conway ravaged by historic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. “It’s hard to fathom that a few days of water will equate to years of putting your lives back together,” he told about …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/bishop-conway/

ERTs begin disaster response work in Marion

Sept. 26, 2018 Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church this week began assisting homeowners in Marion whose houses were flooded in the wake of Hurricane Florence. ERTs can’t move into areas affected by storms until local emergency management officials notify them that it is safe to do so. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/erts-begin-disaster-response-work-in-marion/

New hotline set up for Hurricane Florence assistance: 800-451-1954

A centralized Crisis Assistance Hotline has been established to take in and manage calls for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is poised to strike along the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina late Thursday or Friday: 800-451-1954 This hotline is part of an effort by volunteer organizations statewide – including the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/new-hotline-set-up-for-hurricane-florence-assistance-800-451-1954/

Volunteers (that’s you!) needed at 2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference Meeting is fast approaching, and volunteers are needed to help make the experience a welcoming, smooth and productive experience for all of the delegates. Pulling off the annual miracle that is the Annual Conference Meeting – scheduled this year for June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville – takes …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/volunteers-thats-you-needed-at-2018-annual-conference/

Volunteers needed to help with storm relief calls for assistance

Volunteers are needed to help take calls through the United Way of South Carolina’s 2-1-1 system, which is coordinating the response to needs following Tropical Storm Irma. The efforts of the South Carolina Conference’s Disaster Response and Disaster Recovery ministries and other response agencies will be managed through this system to decrease the potential for …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/volunteers-needed-to-help-with-storm-relief-calls-for-assistance/

Tips for preparing for Hurricane Irma

With the approach of Hurricane Irma, here’s what you can be doing to prepare yourself and your church for what the massive storm might bring. While we still do not know the exact track Irma could take, nor the level of damage it could inflict, there’s plenty that pastors and other church members can do …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/tips-for-preparing-for-hurricane-irma/

Fire destroys cabins at historic UMC campground; arson suspected

By Jessica Brodie S.C. United Methodist Advocate ROWESVILLE – A late-night fire destroyed more than a dozen rustic cabins at a historic religious campground March 10, many of them belonging to United Methodists. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blaze that claimed 15 cabins – known as “tents” – at Cattle …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.umcsc.org/home/fire-destroys-tents-at-historic-umc-campground-arson-suspected/

Older posts «