UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is an international church agency which provides disaster relief around the world. Because SHUMC and other United Methodist churches fund UMCOR's administration, 100% of any contribution made by individual members of congregations is used directly for the disaster it is intended for.

One ongoing activity of UMCOR is sending emergency health care kits to areas of need.  A list of items needed for each kit is on the back table of the sanctuary.  Members may collect items for the kits themselves and bring them to church, or contribute $12 to pay for a kit. It is helpful to add $1 for mailing expenses in either case.