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
April 10, 2021 from 9 am – 5 pm at First UMC, Havelock
324 Miller Blvd, Havelock, NC 28532
April 19, 2021 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Seaside UMC
1300 Seaside Rd SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
May 8, 2021 from 8 am – 4 pm, Online Training
Note: Registration must be completed prior to course date.
ERT 200 Recertification Classes: Cost $20
Learn how to prepare congregations, churches, and communities for disasters by registering for UMCOR’s Connecting Neighbors course.