Historic UMCOR Sager Brown is a fully evolved United Methodist mission station where almost anyone of any age or ability level can contribute directly to the worldwide mission work of the church.  The central function of Sager Brown is the UMCOR Depot out of which 4-5 million dollars worth of donated relief supplies are shipped each year.  Mission team members work in the depot checking and packing various kits and flood buckets.  Others may work in a sewing room preparing items for the kits, go out into the community to repair homes, work in a women’s shelter, help at a food bank, or tutor children in local schools.  There is also work done to maintain the Sager Brown campus and, in the offices, depending on a team member’s skills and abilities.

To reserve a spot on the May 21-26, 2023 or January 7-12, 2024 mission teams being assembled from the TWK Conference, you would need to call, text, or email Rev. Gary Wedgewood at 615-390-2432 or gary.wedgewood@gmail.com as soon as possible.  There are four openings for the May 2023 team and seven openings for the January 2024 team at this time.  Feel free to register for one or both of these teams.

The cost of fees paid to Sager Brown for each team member is $25 plus $230.00 plus $10.36 (if you need a background check that is less than three years old as of May 27, 2023 or January 13, 2024) for a grand
total of $255 plus $10.36 if background check is needed.  Other expenses would include transportation to Baldwin, LA where Sager Brown is located, meals as you travel and on Wednesday night during the week, and personal expenditures.

On the Sager Brown website, you will be able to download a pdf file entitled “KnowBeforeYouGo_rev082007” which should answer any questions about Sager Brown and the mission work that goes on there.

Other lodging options would be to drive an RV and park it at the Sager Brown RV facility at a cost of $100/RV space for the week or to rent one of the apartments on campus at additional cost.