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As United Methodists, we believe war is "incompatible with the teachings and example of Christ. We therefore reject war as an instrument of national foreign policy." To read our full social principles around War and Peace, click HERE.

We pray for a day when violence is not used and lives do not have to be lost to solve political disagreements. Until that day comes, we continue to hold our siblings in Christ around the world in prayer and seek to find tangible ways to help them in their time of need. 

Ukraine Arts & Crafts Marketplace

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United Methodist Resources

Click the bolded links below to learn more about organizations on the ground working to help people in Ukraine right now.

Eurasia In Mission Together – Ukraine and Moldova

UMCOR: How To Assist People in Ukraine

  • Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450

  • By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174

  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church

How Are United Methodists Present In Ukraine?

An article about our connection in Ukraine and a prayer for peace by Bishop Khegay

A Call For Peace in Ukraine from the UMC Bishops

Bishop Christian Alsted, who serves in the Central Conference that consists of Nordic, Baltic and Eurasian countries, including Russia and Ukraine, is offering a profound pastoral word on the crisis in Ukraine. 

Additional Resources

World Central Kitchen

This charity is currently providing hot meals to displaced people in Ukraine. Many volunteer chefs began serving at a 24-hour boarder crossing site in Poland in late Feb, and now are serving hot meals to refugees at eight different boarder crossing sites.

UNICEF USA

UNICEF has been working nonstop in eastern Ukraine, even before the war, delivering lifesaving programs for affected children and families as fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the civilian population of 3.4 million people — including 510,000 children — living in the Donbas region. 

CARE: The Ukrainian Crisis Fund​

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Ukraine as attacks of war put millions of lives at risk. Innocent families, women and girls, and the elderly will suffer most. CARE’s immediate crisis response aims to reach 4 million with your help.

WTOP: How people in the DC area can support Ukraine

A list of restaurants, venues, and non-profits in our area who are gathering together to raise support for Ukraine