Too often we only think about disasters when they strike. When a disaster does strike (and it will) the community turns to the church for refuge, support, comfort, and hope. Are you prepared?
The truth is, we can be preparing as individual disciples, as congregations, and as communities to prepare for and mitigate the effects of the next disaster. Your local Disaster Response Coordinator can help guide you. One of the best tools at their disposal is the Connecting Neighbors curriculum developed by UMCOR.
Connecting Neighbors is a "Disaster Ready Congregations" Curriculum of the United Methodist Church. Its purpose is to inspire congregations to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative, and caring ways on behalf of the church and in the spirit of Jesus Christ.
You can look for a Connecting Neighbors training in your area here.