Disaster Recovery

Mission trips are planned in response to disasters, but it’s always much more than a trip. Participants are on a mission— a mission to share God’s love through presence, prayers, and work. As a Volunteer in Mission (VIM) people who serve make a difference in the lives of others while finding that their own lives are changed forever. Often the mission focuses on home repair, but construction skills are not needed. A willingness to be the presence of Christ is all that is required. Each mission trip includes time for both action and reflection.

Disaster recovery teams from Powell have responded to flooding in West Virginia and hurricanes in New Jersey and Louisiana.

In the last few years, teams from Powell UMC went to support the recovery work in West Virginia. That work came to an end and we thank all who are able to support this mission. Below is the video celebrating this mission.


Mission Trip to Western Kentucky, Oct 19-23, to provide help to those continuing to recover from a tornado producing severe to catastrophic damage. The work includes home repair, but the most important work is the gift of presence. A willingness to work and a desire to be transformed through work, time away and reflection are all that are needed. Informational meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept 15th. Questions, email Pastor Katya, katyabrodbeck@powellumc.org.