Training Opportunities

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Early Response Team (ERT) certification training.
Early Response Teams respond during the first phase of disaster relief, providing Christian presence. Your church and community could also be faced with a disaster. Train to be ready to respond and know the first steps to help. Registration fee is $55, which includes training manual. UMCOR ERT badge, T-shirt and background check fee (forms will be handed out at training). Checks should be made out to the Virginia Conference and brought the day of training.  


Effective January 1 you must have taken Early Response Team (ERT) 200 Team Leader to serve as an ERT Leader in addition to the Basic Class. The class is 2 to 3 hours in length and qualifies for recertification of your ERT credentials.

Early Response Team Training
February 17 and/or 24
Christ Church, 7600 Ox Rd.,  Fairfax Station, VA. 22039
Class will run from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. with registration starting at 8 a.m.
Cost is $55 which includes manual, background check, T-shirt and badge. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Contact Jeff Kimmel at Christ Church to register. JKIMMEL@CHRISTCHURCHVA.ORG

ERT Leader/ Recrtification Training
March 3
Galilee UMC, Sterling
Registrations starts at 8 a.m. Class runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost is $55. Email to register or use this link:
If you have never created an Infellowship Account through Galilee (we use this for all of our small groups and our event registrations), click on "dont' have an account? Sign up!" at the bottom and it will walk you through the process.


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
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