United Methodist Early Response Team Training for disaster responses will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Tyson United Methodist Church, 324 West Tyson Street in Versailles, Ind. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Jim Byerly will be the trainer for those over 18 years of age interested in responding to disasters. The cost is $35 person and includes lunch, basic materials and an UMCOR identification badge, to be mailed to participants after the training.

Some of the topics include: Team formation, equipment, tarping and mucking out. Please be prepared to provide your Social Security number and to complete an information form for a “Safe Sanctuaries” background check.

For more information: Contact Jim Byerly at pastorbyerly@comcast.net or call 812-689-6976 or 812-689-5046. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 3. A registration form is available on the Indiana Conference UMC Web site at www.inumc.org or send name, full address with ZIP, phone number with area code, church and city to address below.

Make checks payable to the Tyson UMC with memo “ERT Training.” Send check and registration information to: ERT TRAINING c/o Tyson Pastor, 322 West Tyson Street, P.O. Box 246, Versailles, IN 47042.