The United Methodist Church has a long history of being in mission to the world, taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to countries around the globe. We train and financially support missionaries in over sixty countries, preaching, teaching and healing. Africa University in Zimbabwe trains ministers and teachers for many other African countries. The United Methodist Committee on Relief sends supplies and volunteers to disasters and emergencies all over the world. Our local church participates in this world mission by giving a portion of our offerings to our Conference and National Church (our apportionments). In addition, our congregation participates in a number of outreach programs in our own Whittier Community.