As we honor St. Patrick on March 17 and approach the first day of spring, let us look and see God in all of creation.
One of the teachings that appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament is to “love your neighbor as yourself.” (Lev. 19:18; Mark 12: 30-31; Matt. 22: 36-40) This is to serve as a principle to guide our actions. The legal authorities in biblical times, when the Israelites ruled themselves, were also religious… Continue Reading→
Washington, D.C. – As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., United Methodists will unite with members of the National Council of Churches in Washington, D.C., April 3-5, for the Truth and Racial Justice Initiative. The events begin with a briefing on alleviating racism and… Continue Reading→
Credit: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/dome-of-the-rock-jerusalem-israel-207989/) This daily post is designed to help you live into our New Room Society covenant of practicing daily prayer together. Below is this week’s theme and daily practice. Week 29: Grounded What does it mean to be spiritually formed? What things tend to draw you toward or away from becoming the person… Continue Reading→
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Registration for the annual Clergy Benefits Seminar will close on Monday, March 19th. The seminar will be held April 26 – 27 in Wilmington, NC. Visit the registration page to register online or download a brochure to register by mail. There are limited seats for this event.
For Immediate Release March 14, 2018 Washington D.C. – The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward will meet in Los Angeles on March 19-22… Continue Reading→
We all know that human beings cannot live without food, water or shelter – but are those the only needs we have? When we consider the current debate around guns and gun ownership in America, I think it’s important to remember the motivating power of three other essential needs: safety, identity and belonging. The motivating power of… Continue Reading→
Dear Friends, Words are truly inadequate to describe the gift of being in community with the shared-focus of spiritual formation. Our NC Academy For Spiritual Formation exists to immerse persons in the life-giving power of Christian community. The late, Dr. Robert Mulholland reminds us why this is important. My working definition of spiritual formation is… Continue Reading→
In 2017, Hurricanes Maria and Irma caused substantial damage in Puerto Rico. UMVIM is now joining with UMCOR to help rebuild in the area. The North Carolina conference UMVIM committee is going to be leading two mission work teams to Puerto Rico this year to assist in that effort: First team: August 16 – 23… Continue Reading→