Zion UMC – Resurrection from the Flames!

June 29, 2017
On Tuesday, June 6, an early morning fire gutted and destroyed the sanctuary of Zion UMC in Las Vegas. District Superintendent Dan Morley and I visited the church and met with pastor Larry Johnson and members of the Zion church family. As we drove up to the scene in the photo above, I was not sure what the spirit of the gathered group would be. What I did find was that even in the aftermath of the destruction of their beloved church, the congregation was already focused on getting back on their ...

New Facebook Page for UMVIM Western Jurisdiction

May 17, 2017
UMVIM Western Jurisdiction has created a new Facebook page. Please feel free to take a look. Please pass the word on to other mission volunteers to join the group and share pictures, joys, concerns, and opportunities for service.  Click Here    

Team Leader Training

September 29, 2016
The Mission Volunteer Team Leader training is designed to teach people how to create and lead small groups of volunteers, create hands-on ministry projects, facilitate a powerful spiritual journey, and host team projects that transform individuals and make a difference. Leader training covers all aspects of identifying, planning, and completing a mission project.  The one day class is led by trained staff and covers such topics as project logistics, team safety, administrative forms, ...

Volunteer In Weed, CA!

August 31, 2016
Weed Long Term Recovery Group, Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity, and the Coordination Team invite you, your friends, church or service group to join us in rebuilding Weed homes lost in the Boles Fire. Many volunteer opportunities beyond swinging a hammer await you, although there are plenty of those projects, too. A day or a week of your time and talents will make a lifetime of difference to people whose lives were turned upside down. Seeking teams of any size to join in rebuilding our community. ...


June 02, 2016
There will be no collection of United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) Kits at the Annual Conference Session in Burlingame.  For information on teams traveling to the UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City in the near future, please visit Volunteer Opportunities tab under the UMVIM website.

Butte Fire Recovery Helped Along By Volunteers

February 11, 2016
77-year-old Barbara Burdette knew fire was very possible, living in Calaveras County near the town of Mountain Ranch. She lost everything in the Butte Fire last September. read more