Emergency Relief Training Opportunities

Two Opportunities for Early Response Team (ERT) Training in the Ann Arbor District

Early Response Teams (ERT) are an active part of the United Methodist Disaster Response effort and are an essential part of the domestic and global disaster relief and recovery efforts of the United Methodist Church. The ERT program trains individuals to go into a community or area where a natural disaster has struck to help families begin the process of putting their lives back in order.

The work of the ERT is to “Be a Caring Christian Presence in the aftermath of a disaster”. This happens through working with families to make their home and yard safe by picking up debris, tarping roofs, removing and sorting items that were harmed, tearing out damaged carpet and dry wall. It may also include mucking out a basement, or cleaning where mold has begun to grow. This is a ministry of caring for those who have been affected by a disaster in which offering this type of help, begins their journey back to normal. If you believe that working for three days of intense sharing, caring, sorting, sifting and lifting sounds like a ministry for you, then consider this training event.

If you have already taken the basic course, but your certification has lapsed, this course will cover your recertification.  This 8-hour basic course costs $35 and includes the Training Manual, ERT Badge, T-Shirt, lunch and snacks. 

2 training dates and locations:

 Saturday, November 4, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Brighton First UMC, 400 E Grand River, Brighton, MI  48116. 

Email Bob McCormick at mccor1958@gmail.com (registration deadline October 31)


Saturday, November 11, 9:00 am to 5:00pm

Marble Memorial UMC, 8 Park Ln, Milan MI 48160

Email or call Lisa at office@marbleumc.org (registration deadline November 3)

A registration packet will be mailed/emailed to you to complete and bring to the event.