Early Response Team (ERT) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. ERTs are not a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams. Under very specific guidelines, ERTs assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected community. ERTs require an invitation to travel to another district, conference, or jurisdiction. Please contact the Serve Team if you are interested in training to become ERT certified and for more information.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.
GGC Wesley: BFUMC supports the Georgia Gwinnett College Wesley Foundation. The Wesley Foundation is a United Methodist campus student organization. Campus ministries are able to make an impact on student’s lives, as well as the future health of the church.
Family Promise is a nonprofit organization that provides temporary housing and comprehensive services to homeless children and their families. We enable a community response through a coalition of faith-based congregations who use their facilities and their organization’s volunteers to provide shelter, transportation, food, and intensive support for the families. BFUMC has 4 Family Promise weeks each year. You can sign up to help with Family Promise through the linktree.