As we enter into the Advent season, we will be centering on the theme, “What Child Is This?” This week, we focus on the children of Palestine.
— Ismael Ruiz-Millan
“Things Hoped For” Friday, December 6th, 2019 Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. -NRSV Millions of Christians, from diverse traditions across the world, seek to prepare for the celebration of Christmas during this season of Advent. It is because of the privilege of… Continue Reading→
Hope What is hope? Modern culture tells us it is a “maybe,” a kind of unsure optimism. But in Scripture, hope is an indication of certainty. “Hope” means “a strong and confident expectation.” As many of us watch the news, both from our own country as well as other places in the world, we can’t… Continue Reading→
Please read the important year-end information in this month’s Insurance and Pension newsletters. Thank you!
Rev. Charlie Baber is the Youth Pastor at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC. He is also the author and illustrator of the new book, Submitting to Be More Vile: The Illustrated Adventures of John and Charles Wesley. I got to interview Charlie about the book and how it can be used in… Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to join us for a free webinar, Change: From Comfort to Courage, with Margaret Brunson. Leading through change requires authenticity, vulnerability, and a commitment to work and move together in the fullness of our humanity. When we do this, we recognize the powerful influence of community to lead… Continue Reading→
We give thanks for you as we enter this season of hope, peace, love and joy! The Duke Endowment continues to bless and support the United Methodist ministry in North Carolina. This includes Christmas gifts for retirees and surviving spouses, sent with gratitude to God for your pastoral leadership and service. This year’s gifts will… Continue Reading→
Ken Raper, a member of Swansboro UMC, shares his experience during and after Hurricane Florence. Rev. Kevin Baker (lead pastor of Swansboro UMC) and Sanders Hall (Communications Director at Swansboro UMC), discuss the partnership between Disaster Ministries and Swansboro UMC in hurricane relief. Listen to Episode 7 to hear the whole story.
“The Palestinian Child” 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom,… Continue Reading→