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An Encouragement for October

On her final day as our Resident Bishop, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward shared with Bishop LaTrelle Easterling in a conversation about their work together regarding race reconciliation and the Cabinet of Bishop’s Anti-Racism Task Force. Two groups of clergywomen hosted this conversation, Clergywomen of Color and White Women Doing the Work (WWDTW) of Antiracism. The invitation for this conversation was open to all clergy women, and a few men joined us as well. Bishops Ward and Easterling talked about the relationship they had developed with each other, and the trust they shared.

Deep Experience with Dr. Margaret Brunson

In this episode, Dr. Margaret Brunson shares with us her experiences growing up to understand race at a young age, and navigating being Black in church, school, and the workplace. Dr. Margaret Brunson is a transformative leader, luminary, entrepreneur, thought partner, and media personality. She considers brunch a verb, well-being a priority, dance floors sacred,... Continue Reading→
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Christian Resources on Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Media Center recommends these curricula, books, and online resources for pastors, church leaders, and small groups to help prevent violence against women and be able to respond appropriately when abuse occurs. Resources are also available for use with youth and children. Also, The Office of Black Church Studies... Continue Reading→

Volunteers Needed to help with Parsonage Repair

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? We are in need of volunteers to help repair damage in a parsonage in the Sanford Circuit. Teams of up to 12 are invited to volunteer for a day trip to repair flooring and cabinets. Overnight housing can be arranged if needed.  Read Disaster Ministries volunteer COVID-19 guidelines. ... Continue Reading→

Fire Prevention

October 3 – 9, 2021 is National Fire Prevention Week. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for home fires and wildfires:  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.... Continue Reading→
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To Pastors with Much Appreciation

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” – Isaiah 52:7 There are some expressions of thanksgiving, gratitude, and appreciation where words are often inadequate. In this season of our lives together, I find this... Continue Reading→

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