In this video, Bishop Ward invites us to plan for generosity this upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Taking Christmas spirit on the road with “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour” Sixteen states, 21 cities, 23 days, 500+ volunteers, 16,400 cups of cocoa, a truckload of Christmas spirit and just one purpose: to help people unwrap the true meaning of Christmas. The United Methodist Church is hitting the road in December in a… Continue Reading→
White supremacy culture is the idea (ideology) that white people and the ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions of white people are superior to People of Color and their ideas, thoughts, beliefs and actions. www.dismantlingracism.org Dr. Tema Okun recently led a session on the culture of white supremacy as a part of the Conflict Conversations series at… Continue Reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2017 WASHINGTON – The Council of Bishops (COB) met at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina last week to receive an interim report from the Commission on a Way Forward; elect new officers; and prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference among other things. From the president’s address… Continue Reading→
We believe human sexuality is God’s good gift. One abuse of this good gift is sexual harassment. We define sexual harassment as any unwanted sexual comment, advance, or demand, either verbal or physical, that is reasonably perceived by the recipient as demeaning, intimidating, or coercive. Sexual harassment must be understood as an exploitation of a… Continue Reading→
Open Enrollment for Conference Insurance elections will end on November 30. Participants can make changes to their health, life and dental coverage during November for an effective date of January 1, 2018. For more details visit the Insurance webpage.
Credit: Jamie Thompson The New Room Society daily devotions will be paused this week as we take time to celebrate Thanksgiving. We encourage you to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving in worship of the abundance of God’s love in our lives. A Thanksgiving Prayer “Thanksgiving is inseparable from true prayer; it is almost essentially connected… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Early Sunday morning, vandals painted racist and misogynist graffiti on classroom trailers of Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Cary. This is deeply disturbing to us all as people baptized into Christ and deeply committed to honoring all as beloved… Continue Reading→
Alternative Christmas Cards! It’s time to plan for Christmas giving! So often, you want to give a special gift to friends or relatives, but hesitate to give something physical or tangible to those you love and care for, who “already have everything.” And there are others on your list, as well, who you may want… Continue Reading→
Having the needed insurance plans in place when negative circumstances arise provides protection for financial plans and assets, and also gives peace of mind and reassurance. Read our primer on the basic types of insurance most people need.