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Week of Compassion Offering – 2021

Week of Compassion Leads the relief, refugee, and development work of the Church Received in many congregations on the last two Sundays of February

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Posted on February 28, 2021
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Week of Compassion Offering – 2021

Week of Compassion Leads the relief, refugee, and development work of the Church Received in many congregations on the last two Sundays of February

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Posted on February 21, 2021
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When the waters rise

Submitted by Week of Compassion We are the Church together.  Through your support of the Special Offering, Week of Compassion is prepared to respond immediately when there is need from a disaster. Flooding in Eastern Oregon damaged many homes last week, as well as roads and bridges, making travel difficult. Rev. Marc Mullins of First […]

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Posted on February 14, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries
First response: a behind-the-scenes look at response and resource distribution

Submitted by Week of Compassion There are many phases of disaster response – from the immediate needs of water, food, and shelter, to long-term needs like livelihood programs and psycho-social support – and everything in between. While you often hear stories about the initial responses, and see updates on the progress of rebuilding through Week […]

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Posted on February 10, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
When is help helpful?

For the many communities across the U.S. and Canada affected by disasters, outside help can bring needed resources to the recovery process and be a vital source of hope. Help that comes at the wrong time or in the wrong form, though, can actually be distracting, disempowering, and even damaging.  When volunteers show up before […]

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Posted on January 31, 2020
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Opportunities to serve: Pamlico County recovery

Submitted by Week of Compassion Disaster Recovery is all about getting the right people working together. From first responders providing early relief; to volunteers for long-term rebuilding; to local community partners all along the way, it truly takes a village to restore life following a disaster.  A perfect example is the ongoing recovery from Hurricane […]

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Posted on January 30, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions
10 steps toward disaster preparedness

from Week of Compassion Thinking about preparing your church for a disaster can be overwhelming. How can leaders begin such a big task with so many variables and unknowns? The best way to begin is simply to begin! Every step you take toward preparedness, even small steps, will help protect people and assets and–most importantly–better […]

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Posted on January 16, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Disciples leaders visit Missouri tornado victims

Submitted by Week of Compassion After the devastation of recent tornadoes and significant flooding that followed, communities across the Midwest begin the long journey towards recovery. Jefferson City, MO suffered some of the most significant impact. Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin says, “As our city and state recover from these devastating storms and flooding, the […]

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Compassion inspires Florida church’s generosity

Submitted by Rev. Richard Hull, Interim Minister at First Christian Church Last June a major portion of a stately live oak fell across the driveway at First Christian Church in Jacksonville, Florida. The cost to remove it was $2,500. At that point the congregation’s finances were stretched, and it didn’t have the money needed. Week of […]

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Posted on February 27, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries