Natural disasters bring out the best in us. We spring into action, helping wherever we can. It also brings out scammers who try to trick people into giving away their money. The United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) has released some helpful guidelines on avoiding these potential scams. Before you click links on Hurricane… Continue Reading→
Posts and information about the response to Hurricane Matthew.
Thank you to everyone who is willing and able to respond with help to those suffering in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew. You can find all related Hurricane Matthew information by following this link: Hurricane Matthew Response. Right now our priority is to keep everyone safe. Many communities are still asking for people to… Continue Reading→
“Eternal God, You are our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore we shall not fear, Through the earth should change And the mountains shake in the depth of the sea. O God, you are in our midst. You will help us when morning dawns. We pause and become still,… Continue Reading→
Jesus Christ, you became fully human and suffered for us. You are the companion of all who weep in Haiti. Our hearts are deeply connected to the Haitian people, and we hold them in prayer before you. Use the faithfulness of your church and the goodwill of humanity to comfort those who grieve, sustain those… Continue Reading→
Are your church services cancelled this weekend due to Hurricane Matthew? Swansboro UMC is providing an alternative worship service to their congregation this Sunday. If you will not be having your standard services, consider joining Swansboro with the service outline below. While we will not be meeting at Church on Sunday morning, we would love… Continue Reading→
UMCOR in Atlanta has been contacted in regards to inquiries about the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti. The Reverend Jack Amick, the Assistant General Secretary for International Disaster Response, has been in contact with the UMCOR office in Haiti. That office was closed for safety reasons during the Hurricane. UMCOR in Haiti is working with… Continue Reading→
Hurricane Matthew is projected to hit North Carolina this weekend. We want you and your church to be as prepared as possible in the event of a disaster. We hope that you won’t need to use the following information, but it’s best to be prepared. 1. Create a Disaster Kit Basic items for Disaster Kits… Continue Reading→