UM connection aids Hurricane Michael recovery



A hurricane-ravaged church in the Florida Panhandle is slowly rebounding, helped by agencies of The United Methodist Church and generous neighboring churches.

“We’re happy to be Methodists right now, because our annual conference is paying the staff payroll in October,” said the Rev. Craig Carter, of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Panama City, Florida. “Right now we pass all of our needs to Woodlawn, which has just been phenomenal in the help they provided our community.”

Woodlawn United Methodist Church, in nearby Panama City Beach, Florida, is coordinating the collection of supplies for Lynn Haven, as well as providing the candy for a planned “Trunk or Treat” Halloween for area youths. The trick-or-treating will be done at automobiles this year, since many homes in the region were destroyed by the Hurricane Michael.

The hurricane damage looks like a tornado struck the area for 40 miles wide, he said.

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