As we walk this week with Jesus, the Apostle Paul reminds us that at the end of the journey is the mystery of Easter – resurrection, new life, abundant life, eternal life.
As a follow-up to these past 40 devotions and 40 days of Lent, people from several different Boards, Agencies, and Committees of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church have come together to affirm our hopes for loving, seeing, serving, and living together with our immigrant neighbors. To this end, we have affirmed… Continue Reading→
Golgotha… Out of pure love for humanity…out of pure love for you and for me… out of pure love for all… God set out on a sublime journey of migration from the heavens to the earth. God set out on this migration journey to give us life, abundant and eternal. God set out on this… Continue Reading→
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.” — Jesus in Mark 14:24 Back in Jesus’ day, blood and bodily fluids kept people apart. This morning I was reading in Deuteronomy about bodily fluids — that a lack of blood at the consummation of a marriage could mean separation… Continue Reading→
Saint James UMC (Newport) has now opened up to house Hurricane Florence recovery workteams. A youth workteam from Michigan gives us a look at the facilities.
By: Home Missioner Steve Taylor Psalm 70 – A Prayer of the Immigrant (1b) Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O LORD, make haste to help me! (2) Let those be put to shame and confusion who seek my life. Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire to hurt me…. Continue Reading→
“To the natural eye, they are big and beautiful monuments that bear inscriptions of honor for those Americans who sacrificed their lives, in both the War for Independence and the Civil War. But, what most have failed to realize is that these man-made altars were really erected to commemorate the political revolution of 1898, which… Continue Reading→
Greetings from Ghana! I am sharing my first newsletter of 2019 with you today and hope the second newsletter will come alive soon with very interesting news from current happenings in the communities you have supported. We are embarking on training of farmers in organic agriculture with the hope to change from production of food… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter has called on United Methodists to use the Holy Week to forgive one another and to seek forgiveness in return. In a Holy Week pastoral letter released April 15, 2019, Bishop Carter, who is also the resident bishop of the Florida Area, noted that the… Continue Reading→
“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” —… Continue Reading→