Bishop Leeland requests special offering for victims of Hurricane Harvey on September 3rd


Please plan to join United Methodists from across the globe on Sunday and take a special offering to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Donations can be remitted to the Conference Treasurer and designated for U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670 which will give UMCOR maximum flexibility in responding to needs.

Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist ChurchLouisiana Conference of The United Methodist ChurchRío Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey.

Download this UMCOR church bulletin insert to share "5 Things You Can Do" in response to Harvey. 

You can follow what we are doing in Western North Carolina at our Disaster Response page.

You can also make personal donations online at: Donations- Hurricane Harvey

Many thanks for your generosity in this time of need!

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Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment







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