As we continue on the Holy Week journey along the ancient path, let us pray for one another. Let us continue to love one another well and let us continue to reach out in loving service to the world.
Several options have been made available for assistance for NC Conference local churches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local church leadership should evaluate these options taking into consideration the circumstances of your local church and decide which option might be the best route for you. Assistance offerings from the CARES Act and the NC… Continue Reading→
The demand for personal protective equipment, such as masks, has drastically increased due to COVID-19. Shelves are empty and supplies are on backorder. Health professionals, who are placing their own lives at risk every day, are in great need of medical masks. Due to the shortage of masks, avid sewers, Facebook groups, and churches are… Continue Reading→
Insurance and Pension newsletters are now available for April. Please click the links to read about the Benefits Team’s response to COVID-19 and other timely information.
Our brother and friend, Samuel Oliver Bruno, who was torn away from his loving family through the violence of deportation, was involved in a severe automobile accident on April 3rd, 2020 in Mexico. Samuel is currently in critical condition and in need of your support to cover the cost of urgent surgery, post-surgery medical care,… Continue Reading→
The General Council on Finance and Administration has partnered with LBMC, a tax and professional solutions firm, to offer free assistance completing the PPP application and potentially filing through a financial institution that has agreed to work with United Methodist churches. Guidance is available from GCFA and LBMC to explain the application process, including an… Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence webinars will return after Holy Week. Join us on Tuesday, April 14, for a free webinar with Christine Parton Burkett… Preachers everywhere are picking up what they have…from a 4-year-old iPhone to a webcam, an FM broadcast to 4K live-stream, preaching in empty churches and living rooms and backyards. Yet… Continue Reading→
Chaos abounds today (April 3, 2020) on the first day of applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Local banks and financial institutions received guidance from the SBA one day before the opening of the application period and are scrambling to interpret and implement the program, signed… Continue Reading→
In these days of seeking new ways to gather and worship together, the North Carolina Conference is excited to announce the availability of at-home worship resources for Holy Week and Easter. Worship orders have been developed for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. There will also be two Easter Sunday worship services broadcast… Continue Reading→
Looking for something to do during this time of having to stay home. Let me give you a couple of ideas for putting your time to good use. First, record what your church and church members are doing to get through this trying time and at the same time “be the church”. Secondly, now that… Continue Reading→