Disaster Ministries serves as a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster, fostering partnerships between United Methodists and others to help rebuild homes, communities, and lives. Our Conference offers training courses from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to help staff, churches, and volunteers learn how to prepare and respond to disasters.
Early Response Team Certification
Early Response Teams (ERT) help make homes safe and sanitary after a natural disaster. Register for an upcoming course below to learn how to muck out homes, tarp roofs, and safely remove debris.
Basic ERT Classes: Cost $30
August 7, 2021 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Edenton Street UMC
228 W. Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603
August 14, 2021 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Trinity UMC
2311 Elizabeth Ave, New Bern, NC 28562
August 14, 2021 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Mt. Zion UMC
5326 London Church Rd., Elm City, NC 27822
August 28, 2021 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Salem UMC
2165 Middle Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312
October 9, 2021 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Horne Memorial UMC
121 East 2nd Street, Clayton, NC 27520
ERT 200 Recertification Classes: Cost $20
Learn how to prepare congregations, churches, and communities for disasters by registering for UMCOR’s Connecting Neighbors course.