Refugee Ministries

Participation in the refugee ministries of the United Methodist Church can take several different paths:

  • Monetary support to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) through the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering and to Global Refugee Response (Advance # 982540-1)
  • Be a legislative advocate by calling and writing letters to federal legislators on issues that effect refugees and encourage lawmakers to create just policies toward immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Sponsor a refugee through UMCOR.  Sponsors are in great demand.  Choosing a path of involvement means you help a refugee family settle in your community and help them to become outstanding US citizens.  This can be done by individual congregations or clusters of congregations.

To get more information concerning refugee issues or if you are considering refugee sponsoring contact:

Conference Refugee Coordinator
Flo Waybright
371 Little Creek Road
Spring Grove 17362

Flo Waybright
Conference Secretary, Global Ministries

Michelle Schwartzman
Volunteers In Mission Coordinator