The word conjures mental images: stained glass, wooden seats, an organ. It’s a church word. The space where Christians worship is called a sanctuary.
When I show up at a church building on a Sunday morning, the question I’m most ready to ask is “Where is the sanctuary?”
But being in a sanctuary is different than finding sanctuary. The challenge for today, though, is that fewer and fewer people want to know where the sanctuary is. More and more, people want to know if they can actually have sanctuary.
In addition to financial giving, one of the greatest ways to provide relief after a disaster is to by creating a disaster relief kit. Disaster relief kits are practical, tangible gifts of hope to those in need and can be created by individuals, families or other groups.
In 1940, The United Methodist Church saw the need for a “voice of conscience among Methodists to act in the relief of human suffering without distinction of race, color, or creed.” That voice has evolved into what is known today as The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)