The mission of an early response team is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster. It is a cooperative effort between the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. The team is neither a first response group of emergency workers nor a recovery, rebuild or repair team. Rather, it fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the presence of the church.
- Peoria Bethel UMC will host an early response training Nov. 4. Register here by Oct. 27th.
- Fairbury UMC will host a re-certification of early response team members whose certification has expired or will expire in the near future on Nov. 10. Register here by Nov. 3rd.
- Fairbury UMC will host an early response training Nov. 11. Register here by Nov. 3rd.