District Disaster Response and UMVIM Coordinators
UMCOR provides on assembling the kits and a list of contents for each.
Please contact the site prior to delivering buckets/kits to confirm drop-off hours.
New England United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (NEUMVIM) teams serve where invited locally, nationally and internationally; VIM teams work in a ministry endorsed by the host Methodist church, partner church or agency, or non-government organization (NGO), and serve in cooperation with the local host group.
Your team’s mission may be repairing homes after a disaster, building a school in another country or serving food and distributing clothes to those in need in your own town.
You may be teaching a Vacation Bible School class for a church that does not have the resources to do it themselves or at one of our New England Mission sites or you might take the challenge to host an UMVIM team at your church to perform local mission in your community or investigate other opportunities further away (nationally or internationally). There are so many mission opportunities and so many ways to serve the least, the lost, the discouraged, the devastated or the last.
So what are you waiting for?
The 1996 General Conference established the Mission Volunteers Program Area (of which UMVIM is a part) within the General Board of Global Ministries, with instructions to enable the participation of Methodists throughout the world in global mission volunteer programs so that affirming, empowering, and trusting relationships would be established. The strength of this movement gains momentum day by day as the worldwide Church prepares to send and receive those who want to make the love of God visible, meaningful, supportive, and redemptive.
The UMVIM motto, “Christian Love in Action,” is taken from 1 John 3:18, in which Christians are asked to love “not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”
Living our faith is at the very heart of our Christian calling and reflects the purpose that has grown out of our understanding of who we are and what we want to be: those who express “Christian Love in Action.”