This is an UMCOR certified training for Disaster Response ministries of Volunteers in Mission. Non-United Methodist participants are welcome but will not be badged or deployed through the UMCOR-UMVIM ministry network. Clearances are required from United Methodists on the day of the training.
The Disaster Response Ministry is a way for us to go out of the church building and provide a caring Christian presence to the survivors of natural disasters. We primarily respond within the Western PA Conference, but there are times when we are asked to travel to other Conferences. When we travel to support other conferences, a current badge is required.
UMCOR has changed the rules for recertification effective December 31, 2021. You can currently do the recertification class if you expired during the second half of 2019 or during 2020 and 2021. These two classes will be last ones that you can take to recertify through the four-hour class.
The new rule will only let you recertify if your badge expiration date is less than six months past. If your badge is more than six months past then you will need to do the basic training class again.
UMCOR has enabled us to utilize virtual training for recertifications. Please prayerfully consider registering for one of the classes and continue serving the Lord through the Disaster Response Ministry. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact David Kissinger at email@example.com
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- October 16, 2021. 8:30 am - 12:30pm EDT
- November 13, 2021. 8:30am- 12:30pm EDT