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Navigating Uncharted Waters – A Free Resource for Pastors and Churches

We wanted to make you aware of this free resource intended to help pastors navigate the uncertainty in 2022, particularly within the UMC. Navigating Uncharted Waters is a weekly resource for worship and holy conversation, developed by two NCCUMC pastors, Kevin Baker and Claire Clyburn, in partnership with Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC) pastors Nancy... Continue Reading→

Recent Lawsuits Filed Against Methodist Congregations

As we recently reported, United Methodist leaders have reached a settlement in the pending bankruptcy proceedings of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The proposed settlement, which must be approved by the court, includes the following provisions:  United Methodists will raise and contribute $30 million over time to a settlement fund to compensate abuse survivors; All... Continue Reading→

Upcoming Clergy Ethics Training

Each quadrennium the North Carolina Conference requires that every clergy (licensed, provisional, ordained, retired, interim supply) serving a church or under episcopal appointment (extension ministry) must complete ethics training. During the month of February we will utilize the resources of Safe Gatherings by using their online Clergy Ethics Course.

Local Church Offers Satellite Office Space for Church World Service

Church World Service (CWS) in Durham, NC has begun welcoming dozen of Afghan families in the Triangle area and surrounding communities. Ellen Andrews, North Carolina Area Director of Church World Service, joined us for an informative webinar in December 2021 to share more about their work and how others can help. Following the meeting, Ellen... Continue Reading→
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The Beloved Community

What will and has become of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream? There is a deep urgency today not only to celebrate the King holiday in our usual way, but to discover intentional and concrete ways of making real Dr. King’s call for justice, peace, and love.
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Lent & Easter Resources for 2022

Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, and Easter is on Sunday, April 17th. You can go ahead and request resources that your church or small group would like to use during the Lenten season. On this page, we have highlighted new and popular resources used during Lent and Easter, but the NC... Continue Reading→
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Sabbath Life 2022 Offered by Life Around the Table

Sabbath Life is an ecumenical invitation to clergy and ministry professionals to practice the rhythms of Sabbath, stepping away from our daily lives to delight in God, creation, and each other. Our unique format offers a holistic approach to good health and clergy renewal, which in turn leads to flourishing congregations and communities. In 2022, Life Around the Table... Continue Reading→

N95 Masks Available for Organizations

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has adult N95 masks that they want to distribute. Any community-based organization can order these. You can make this request for any organization that you’re a volunteer with, your church/faith organization, etc. Also, please share with other partners. Use this form to make the requests for as many... Continue Reading→

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