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Summer Learning Loss

The following brief video segment about summer learning loss inspires and motivates our churches to create ways to supplement learning opportunities for our lower-income public school children during the summer months when they are not involved in daily, planned, organized instruction. Sending children home for the summer with donated new and gently used age-appropriate books... Continue Reading→

Celebrating Asian American Authors

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are highlighting books in our collection written by Asian American authors to honor their significant contribution to the work of the church. A Worship Workbook: A Practical Guide for Extraordinary Liturgy By Gerald C. Liu & Khalia J. Williams Extraordinary Christian worship is honest and... Continue Reading→

UMCOR’s Response to COVID-19

April 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected health systems globally, crippling service delivery in both high and low-resource countries. However, the effects on already weakened health systems in the developing world have been far more devastating. In recent weeks, the COVID-19 case count – first in Brazil and now in India – has risen... Continue Reading→

Procession of Peace

The week following Andrew Brown Jr. losing his life at the hands of sheriff deputies in Elizabeth City, an ecumenical group of clergy gathered at Mount Lebanon AME Zion Church to march to the location where he was killed.

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2021

May 9-15, 2021 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Here are a few resources to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season:  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. Read our Hurricane Preparation... Continue Reading→
Bishop's Crest

Bishop Ward Announces Retirement in September

Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, I give thanks to you all, using the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians, for partnership in ministry from the first day until now. Called to ordained ministry, I was set apart for this life of itinerant clergy leadership 42 years ago at the North Carolina Annual Conference Session... Continue Reading→

Spring Book Drives

May is upon us, when many of our local churches throughout the conference hold book drives to collect age-appropriate books for elementary school students to take home in an effort to reduce learning loss over the summer months. Local church C4C volunteers coordinate with their partner elementary school teachers, media specialists, counselors, or other staff... Continue Reading→

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