Tag: New Jersey

Pastor, now homeless, feeds drenched community through his Bay Head, N.J., church

“When I heard of the level of devastation to so much of the community and to other churches,” Bostwick said, “I thought it was important to restore a sense of normalcy and routine here. We needed to provide a place of sanctuary and respite for those who have been bailing water out of their homes and dealing with the level of destruction in their town.”

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Up to 500 a day turning to N.J. United Methodist church as it opens doors for community space

Hurricane Sandy has transformed Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church in Maplewood, N.J., into a living room, office, play space and kitchen for the entire neighborhood.

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Nov. 2: United Methodists roll up sleeves to help those enduring the impact of Sandy

United Methodist News Service will continue to update information on recovery efforts as the information becomes available. From providing shelters and soup kitchens to ferrying truckloads of requested items, United Methodists are helping their neighbors as they recover from Hurricane Sandy. In Bloomfield, N.J., Park United Methodist Church is operating a warming center. “We’re just …

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Nov. 1: Response in middle of disaster; prayer, flood buckets order of day

“As the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Sandy, business was as usual at Drew Theological School,” wrote Ivelisse G. Castellano, a second-year Master of Divinity student and a Latino/Latina seminary recruiter for Drew, a United Methodist-related seminary.

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Tuesday, Oct. 30: United Methodists report on storm damage

The United Methodist Committee on Relief has made contact with disaster response coordinators in the denomination’s New York and Greater New Jersey annual (regional) conferences, but little information is available at this time.

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