United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Early Response Team (ERT) Basic training is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Stephens UMC, 9203 Braddock Rd., Burke. The Conference Disaster Response Team invites anyone interested in disaster ministries to participate in this training event. Cost is $55 (includes background check, t-shirt, badge, manual, snacks and breakfast). You must attend both dates to receive a badge. The class will be taught by an authorized UMCOR trainer and Virginia Conference ERT Coordinator, Michele Michaelian. For more information and to register, contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org.