The NCCUMC Congregations for Children Committee is pleased to announce that five churches in our conference have been awarded C4C Community Connectivity Mini-Grants. The funds were made possible by a $5000 grant to C4C from the NCCUMC Board of Church and Society to encourage and support churches’ advocacy efforts for local public schools. The purpose... Continue Reading→
On her final day as our Resident Bishop, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward shared with Bishop LaTrelle Easterling in a conversation about their work together regarding race reconciliation and the Cabinet of Bishop’s Anti-Racism Task Force. Two groups of clergywomen hosted this conversation, Clergywomen of Color and White Women Doing the Work (WWDTW) of Antiracism. The invitation for this conversation was open to all clergy women, and a few men joined us as well.
Bishops Ward and Easterling talked about the relationship they had developed with each other, and the trust they shared.
In this episode, Dr. Margaret Brunson shares with us her experiences growing up to understand race at a young age, and navigating being Black in church, school, and the workplace. Dr. Margaret Brunson is a transformative leader, luminary, entrepreneur, thought partner, and media personality. She considers brunch a verb, well-being a priority, dance floors sacred,... Continue Reading→
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Media Center recommends these curricula, books, and online resources for pastors, church leaders, and small groups to help prevent violence against women and be able to respond appropriately when abuse occurs. Resources are also available for use with youth and children. Also, The Office of Black Church Studies... Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites all who proclaim from the pulpit to join us this Thursday, 10-11:30am ET, for our first of three virtual workshops. Our Preaching WELL theme this year is Wade in the Water: Engaging Challenging Topics from the Pulpit, and this first week we welcome Lisa Yebuah (Southeast Raleigh Table) and Jamie Thompson... Continue Reading→
In a tough and tiring year, how do we find our feet and continue stepping forward in faith, trusting in God’s abundant gifts for our present and our future? Join us on October 13, 10am-noon ET, for a virtual workshop with Tom Berlin. This workshop is designed for clergy and laity to attend together, and... Continue Reading→
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? We are in need of volunteers to help repair damage in a parsonage in the Sanford Circuit. Teams of up to 12 are invited to volunteer for a day trip to repair flooring and cabinets. Overnight housing can be arranged if needed. Read Disaster Ministries volunteer COVID-19 guidelines. ... Continue Reading→
October 3 – 9, 2021 is National Fire Prevention Week. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for home fires and wildfires: Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Please contact your insurance company for more information.... Continue Reading→
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” – Isaiah 52:7 There are some expressions of thanksgiving, gratitude, and appreciation where words are often inadequate. In this season of our lives together, I find this... Continue Reading→