As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to break down walls that divide us. We refuse to label people. We are called to extend the hospitality of God and live in beloved community with our neighbors.
The Clergy Benefits Seminar shows clergy of any age and stage of ministry the tools and resources they have to support their financial, physical and emotional well-being. Seating is limited and filling fast so register now!
The General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church has recently expanded their relationship with Vanco Payment Solutions, a provider of giving technology for faith-based organizations, to help churches strengthen financial stewardship. Through their Empowering Generosity program, Vanco encourages and facilitates the adoption of electronic giving to enable churches to fulfill their mission… Continue Reading→
ENVISION 2017 – FEBRUARY 25, 2017 AT 09:00 AM All 100 counties in North Carolina have Hispanic and Latino populations. From a recent NCCUMC survey, 90% of respondents indicated a strong desire to engage Hispanic/Latino ministry. ENVISION will help churches to learn how to take the first step and increase awareness of resources available in… Continue Reading→
Due to a malfunction in the original submission form, the deadline for submitting a Lenten Reflection image has been extended to March 1. Please use the form to submit an original photo and a scriptural reference or description reflecting God’s generosity in your life.
“In every nook of every zip code of our state exists some part of our faith community. In all, as of last year, there were 8,961 religious institutions in North Carolina, and we’ve seen the incredible volunteer power that the faith community has in moving projects forward.” This week, in the First in Future Podcast, Bishop Hope Morgan… Continue Reading→
February 15, 2017 The Commission on a Way Forward has begun meeting, and reporting of our conversation has been shared with the church. Because we are a body that meets every few weeks, and because the pace of social media is one measured in minutes or hours, there is a gap between the perception of… Continue Reading→
“When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you: you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:33 –… Continue Reading→
The North Carolina Annual Conference’s summer internship program begins in May, and applications are being accepted until Friday, March 3rd. Churches across eastern North Carolina host young adults, ages 18-25, and provide opportunities to preach, lead worship, engage in pastoral care visits, and experience community in a local church congregation. More information and applications are… Continue Reading→
The North Carolina Conference will celebrate Camp Sunday on Feb. 26. This is an opportunity to highlight Camps Chestnut Ridge, Don Lee and Rockfish as vital partners in faith formation. Please ask current and former campers and staff members, and others who have experienced the impact of a camp to share their stories on Camp… Continue Reading→