"The one thing on which we can all agree, all faiths and ideologies, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor. God is in the slums, in the cardboard box where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them".
Bono, 54th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, February 2, 2006
Through partnerships with other churches both here and abroad, we can participate in an ever-expanding faith community that permeates the walls of the church.
Guatemala Mission - See Guatemala 2012 video here.
Our 2011 Guatemala missioners assisted with construction and support of the medical clinic. Our 2010 team helped complete two houses for families in the villages of San Pablo.
To provide support for our 2012 team click here.
"In Mission Together" Partnership with Bratislava UMC in Slovakia
UPUMC has been in a partnership with Bratislava UMC since 2000. As part of the partnership, UPUMC provides financial support for their church. Bratislava UMC is a church that is strong in spirit and has survived despite 40 years of communist rule. In this partnership, our congregations work to encourage and build up each other so that we may continue to grow our hearts in the mission of Christ.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Our mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people.