1.UMVIM is an approved United Methodist ministry.

2. The mission projects are vetted and screened.

3. Volunteer teams can continue their relationship with the project site they served at via The Advance and missionaries.

4. All are welcome to serve.

5. Training, forms, insurance, etc. available

6. It's simple. Contact umvimwj@hotmail.com to get started!

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Sunday, September 22, 2013


NOVEMBER 13-16, 2013
On behalf of the Western Jurisdiction Congregational Development/New Church Starts Committee, this is an open invitation to attend the New Church Leadership Institute West, November 13-16, 2013 at Lake Merritt UMC in Oakland, CA.  The online registration is now open at https://calnev-reg.brtapp.com/NewChurchLeadershipInitiative.  Registration is $250 through November 4.  The preferred hotel for lodging is Oakland Marriot City Center for the discounted rate of $119 per night through October 23.  For more information please contact Rev. Bener Agtarap at (916)374-1581 or at benera@calnevumc.org.  Or you may contact Laddie Perez-Galang at mamcita@pacbell.net

To date, there has not yet been an invitation by the Rocky Mountain Conference for Early Response Team volunteers (ERT) or any other volunteers at this time.  Assessment is taking place and the conference is not yet prepared to receive volunteers from outside Colorado.  Many United Methodist Church properties were damaged by the flooding.  They will need help getting rebuilt so that they can in turn assist their communities.  For now, volunteers are being asked to not self-deploy from outside the state in response to this emergency.  Colorado VOAD indicated that regional volunteers are providing hospitality to families displaced by the disaster and that conditions are not yet ready for additional volunteers to come.
For now, you may make a cash donation to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670.  This is the most effective and immediate way you can support relief and recovery efforts following a disaster.  Please put this offering in you local church offering plate.  You may also assemble cleaning buckets and other relief kits.  Please visit www.umcor.org for information on how to assemble these buckets and kits.

Cambodia February 7-18, 2014 - Interested in serving in Cambodia?  The Oregon-Idaho Conference has received an invitation from Cambodia to send UMVIM teams there.  The team is limited to twelve members.  You do not need to be a United Methodist to participate.  The estimated cost is $2600.  This will include airfare, meals, housing, project fees, insurance and noted sightseeing.  This team will be led by Dee Poujade.  You may contact Dee at traveling.mimi@gmail.com or at 503-310-5577 for this amazing opportunity.
Kenya July 3-15, 2014 to work in Maua at the Maua Methodist Hospital and Meru to work in with schools and outreach programs.  Please contact one of the following team leaders for more information.  They are Louise and Jamie Kienzie at 541-620-0989 or kienzle.louise@gmail.com.  You may also contact Rev. Kate Conolly at revkat1@mac.com or t 503-559-8354 and Martin and Kathy Kannen at kmdannen@centurytel.net