UMCOR Response to US Tornadoes

Advance # 901670

United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) responds to natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, major storms and tornadoes, as well as disasters of human origin, such as explosions, shootings, and bombings.

Over the past couple of days, a rash of tornadoes has broken out over the Midwest and across the South with devastating effects. This is a cruel reminder of the tornadoes that cut a swath across the Southern states last year. Many of the same towns under threat of tornadoes today were places where tornadoes touched down last April.

Please take a moment and respond in both prayer and action. Give to UMCOR and help a neighbor whom you may never meet.

100% of your gift to UMCOR through an “Advance” number goes to the relief effort itself. None is used for administration purposes.

Rick Reynolds Preaching February 19

Operation Nightwatch Executive Director Rick Reynolds will be preaching and presiding over worship on Transfiguration Sunday, February 19.

Operation Nightwatch provides shelter, meals, housing, food, and advocacy for Seattle’s homeless populations. More than that, though, Operation Nightwatch is committed to the spiritual care of people who are living on the street.

Pastor Rick Reynolds will offer a sermon called “Lessons from the Street” at our 10 AM worship this Sunday – Transfiguration Sunday.

Transfiguration is not only about Jesus shining with glory. It is a story of how God’s glory cannot be contained, and how those in God’s presence are forever changed. To be present with people living on the street is to be changed forever. To live on the street is to be changed. God is found in Pioneer Square, in Belltown, and in the alleys and covered spaces around our businesses. God is found in the lives of the 8,000 homeless people in Seattle.

Come and do more than remember Jesus’ Transfiguration. Come this Sunday to be transfigured – to be come something new – by the stories of God living in and on our streets.