UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the fourth Sunday of Lent. This offering supports disaster and emergency relief administered by the United Methodist Committee on Relief. It enables emergency grants and supplies immediately after a disaster, provides for sustainable sources of food, water, and shelter, and allows UMCOR workers and volunteers to be among the earliest to arrive and the last to leave when people are in need. This offering helps strengthen communities through both disaster preparedness and long-term recovery. The special Sunday offering underwrites UMCOR’s costs of doing business, allowing UMCOR to keep the promise that 100% of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project (through Advances), rather than administrative costs. The offering is also used to create grants for partners around the world under UMCOR’s different programmatic areas.