Those who feel called to providing a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster, are not only welcome but encouraged to attend an early response team (ERT) training.
There are two ERT trainings taking place in October. The first will be Saturday, October 7 at Byhalia United Methodist Church in Byhalia, and the second will happen Saturday, October 21 at Pascagoula First United Methodist Church in Pascagoula. Both trainings will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The registration fee is $40 and includes a manual, t-shirt, lunch, background check and leader expenses. For ERT certification, participants will need to attend the entire course.