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Global

Through our connectional giving as a United Methodist congregation, Saginaw United Methodist Church supports the work of The United Methodist Church which is engaged in ministry around the world. Click here to read more about the four areas of focus of the UMC. In particular, we engage in these areas of global outreach:

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

This humanitarian agency of The United Methodist Church provides disaster response to critical needs in nearly 100 countries around the world. The agency is also involved in areas long-term to addresss the needs of hunger and poverty.

United Methodist Missionary

SUMC finacially supports the missionary work of Guilermo Berman Ramirez, who serves in Reynosa, Mexico as the Mexican Methodist Border Mission Coordinator. Mr. Berman’s call to mission was inspired by the work of his parents as they received and worked with mission teams in the poor areas of Reynosa, Mexico. He began sensing God's call to mission as he saw how US teams in Reynosa worked with the people with so much love and care, and how inactive his local church was in mission. "I felt they (US teams) were doing what we (the Methodist Church of Mexico) were supposed to be doing as a church," Mr. Berman shares. During the past few years Willie has been involved in many opportunities of ministry and mission. New ministries have been started in the communities with which work teams serve: sewing classes, wood-working shops for men, medical clinics, scholarship programs, Bible distribution, construction of houses/schools/community centers, breakfast and lunch programs, craft programs, a Personal Energy Transportation (P.E.T.) Shop and many other programs.