Long Island East District
Saturday, April 21, 2018
of the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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Text of letter sent to all LIE churches:

To: Church Pastor, Chairperson Church Council; Chairperson Trustees

With the authorization of the Rev. Julia YH Yim and the approval of the District Council on Ministries a new Charge Conference reporting requirement to address Church Preparedness has been requested for each Church in the Long Island East District. 

Each Church is asked to appoint an individual to be responsible for church disaster preparation and response for their church.  Each Church will address the following at their respective charge conference.

a.       Develop a disaster plan for your church (what to do in the advent of a disaster either manmade, natural or other) to be approved by the 2017 charge conference.

b.       Attend LIE district sponsored training events to prepare the disaster plan and supporting documents.

c.       Generate a list of church resources that will enable your church to meet the needs of the congregation and / or the community in time of a disaster.

d.       Coordinate with the LI East Disaster Preparedness and Response committee and attend future trainings.

e.       Seek to promote the training of members of the congregation in Early Response Team and Disaster and Emotional Spiritual Care training and other trainings as appropriate.


Warren Ferry
LI East District Disaster Preparation and Response Chairperson


Disaster Preparation and Response

 Upcoming training...                                            


Proposal accepted by District Council on Ministries: