UMNS Briefs:

January 06, 2011

BBC Features Haiti Survivor Jim Gulley
LONDON (UMNS) ­– Though his contributions may only be a "drop in the bucket," the Rev. Jim Gulley told BBC Radio 4 that he is determined to follow God's calling to help those in need in Haiti. The United Methodist agricultural specialist reflected on what happened a year ago during the Haiti earthquake, when he and the Revs. Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb were trapped in the collapse of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince. Both Dixon and Rabb died as a result of that collapse. Gulley's reflections can be found near the 13-minute mark. The audio clip is available through January 8, 2011.

UMCOR Offers Haiti Anniversary Resources
NEW YORK (UMNS) – The United Methodist Committee on Relief has prepared a set of resources to help congregations mark the first anniversary of relief and recovery work in Haiti following the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. Church bulletin inserts, a poster, and a worship slide are available for download. A timeline also provides a chronology of the denomination's relief and recovery efforts. UMCOR's Haiti Digest provides a monthly recap of recovery efforts by the agency and its partners in Haiti and the United States. Subscribe to the digest or look for it each month at