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United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to worldwide needs!

How you can help:

Online at: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Support
By phone: 1-800-554-8583
at your local church, or by mail: UMCOR
PO Box 9068
New York, NY 10087-9068

Checks should be written to UMCOR. If you would prefer that your funds to go to recovery in a specific region, please note that on your donation. One hundred percent of your gift goes to relief and recovery efforts.

See the UMCOR Website for more information.


Friday Night Shelter

Friday Night Shelter

Along with five other congregations, we comprise the Faith Community Shelter. On each night of the week (our night is Friday), a group from the church brings together a dinner feast, a shelter for the night for up to 20 men, women and children, and sends them out in the morning with prayers, following breakfast. In this way, we are the hands and feet of Jesus.


Faith in Action

Faith in Action

UMC Santa Cruz cleans up! On the last Sunday of each month, members of the UMC Santa Cruz congregation provide litter clean up in the neighborhood around the church including Neary Lagoon Park. The UMC Santa Cruz congregation lives out their faith by caring for the earth right here in their own neighborhood!


Rebele Family Shelter

Rebele Family Shelter

Rebele Family Shelter

Since the Rebele Family Shelter opened its doors in the spring of 2005, the four bedrooms supported by our church have welcomed and protected many mothers and their children. The children have been newborn to age 15. When a mother and newborn come into the shelter, it is directly from the hospital. This has got to be a very scary time for a new mother! An even scarier time for a mother would be having a child and no home, no safety. Our church helps to support these women and children on their way to a better, safer future.

To read about the history and philosophy of homeless programs in Santa Cruz, see the book The Quality of Mercy.

Visit the Homeless Services Center in Santa Cruz webite for more information.


Other missions supported by members of UMC Santa Cruz

UMC Santa Cruz provides support for United Methodist missionaries worldwide through our connectional giving.

Members of the UMC Santa Cruz congregation participate in mission locally in Santa Cruz with such organizations as the Western Service Workers Association - Mission and Service, The Human Race, Habitat for Humanity, the Resource Center for Nonviolence, and many others.


For more information about any of these mission activities contact the church office (831-429-6800)