Bishop Ward gives thanks for the eight district superintendents serving the North Carolina Conference and tells about their role as the chief mission strategist for their district.
Ahoskie UMC hosted an ecumenical Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation for their Hertford County community on January 16 which drew an overflow crowd of 250 celebrants. The event was highlighted by music, reflections, orations, and prayers. The Rev. Bill Haddock is the pastor at the church. The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald shares the story.
Wilson Temple United Methodist Church in Raleigh was founded in the historically Black community of Oberlin Road in 1865 and stands in its original location. A documentary about Oberlin Village was developed by UNC-TV and aired on Jan. 15, 2017. Several Wilson Temple members, whose ancestors founded the church, speak about the historical nature of Oberlin… Continue Reading→
These resources were the most popular among Media Center borrowers during 2016. As usual, prolific United Methodist pastor Adam Hamilton dominates the list. Dr. Mickey Efird’s study on the book of Revelation is also a perennial favorite. Rev. James A. Harnish’s new study on John Wesley’s rules for money is a welcome addition to the… Continue Reading→
On Monday, January 16th – a day recognized for celebrating the life and leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 11 young clergy, seminarians, student pastors and families from across the Annual Conference traveled to Lumberton, NC to serve toward relief following Hurricane Matthew. The team traveled to Chestnut Street UMC to receive… Continue Reading→
Souper Bowl of Caring Get In the Game on February 5! As you prepare for the Super Bowl, it is also time for the Souper Bowl of Caring, when youth across the nation working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. Every dollar you raise… Continue Reading→
Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D African American Spirituality Rev. Battle was recently appointed as Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York. He holds degrees from Duke University, Princeton Theological Seminar and Yale University. After spending two years in residence with Archbishop Desmond… Continue Reading→
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Across the North Carolina Conference, United Methodists are gathering for “Circles of Abundant Grace.” These Circles of Abundant Grace are facilitated conversations that are focused on the future of the United Methodist Church. These Circles offer the opportunity to learn about “where we are” as a denomination concerning matters of human sexuality. These Circles are… Continue Reading→
In the words of Pastor Herbert Lowry of Chestnut Street UMC in Lumberton, “Hurricane Matthew left a vast array of destruction, displacement and depression in Robeson County, especially in our community in Lumberton, N.C.” To several of us residents of the Village of Aversboro, a 55+ retirement community in Garner, that message came in loud… Continue Reading→