Dear United Methodist friends,
With thanksgiving for your ministry, I urge you to give attention immediately to the financial assistance available to churches in this time of COVID-19. Your seeking resources through the programs made available by the CARES Act will help maximize the financial resources that will follow through the North Carolina Conference. The date projected for the start of applications through the CARES Act is April 3 – Friday of this week.
We offer thanksgiving to God for our conference leadership who is working tirelessly in support of your witness for Christ. Thank you for studying this information with other leaders in your church and for seeking assistance proactively. The Cabinet, Conference Staff and I are vigilant in our eagerness to be helpful to you.
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day til now…
With you in lament and hope in this time,
Hope Morgan Ward