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Early Response Team training, Battle Creek, MI
February 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Response Teams (ERT) are an active part of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) program. The ERT program trains individuals to go into a community or area where a natural disaster has hit to help families begin the process of putting their lives back in order. The work of the ERT is to “Be a Caring Christian Presence in the aftermath of a disaster”. This happens through working with families to make their home and yard safe by picking up debris, tarping roofs, removing and sorting items that were harmed, tearing out damaged carpet and dry wall. It may also include mucking out a basement, or cleaning where mold has begun to grow. It is a ministry of caring for those who have been affected by a disaster through offering help which begins their journey back to normal. If you believe that working for three days of intense sharing, caring, sorting, sifting and lifting sounds like a ministry for you, then consider participating in one of these training events. If you have already taken the basic course, but your certification has lapsed, this course will cover your recertification. Training events run from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information please contact Bob Freysinger ERT Certified Trainer. Pastorrjf913@yahoo.com
Current Scheduled Training Events:
February 25, 2017 – Newton United Methodist Church – near Battle Creek, MI
March 25, 2017 – Millville United Methodist Church – near Stockbridge,
June 24, 2017 – Marble Memorial United Methodist Church – Milan, MI