Helping Children Affected By Poverty – Supporting NC Public Schools
Congregations For Children (C4C) is a statewide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ to our neighbors by helping children in public schools who are living in poverty.
Congregations For Children is an effective way for churches to increase their outreach to their community mission field. The C4C model is based on best practices and is designed to set up churches for success and help them to avoid common missteps. Even if your church is already involved in public school ministry in some manner, C4C can help you to expand and strengthen what you are already doing. We believe that by adopting the C4C model, churches can increase their effectiveness and success in those ministries.
- Volunteer tutors
- Collecting/donating books
- After-school tutoring programs
- Summer reading camps
- School supplies
Positive Adult Role Models
- Lunch buddies
- Morning greeters
UMAPS is a statewide initiative of The United Methodist Church, formed to advocate for public education throughout North Carolina.
Watch a short video about Harbor United Methodist Church in Wilmington and their C4C Partnership with Mary C. Williams Elementary.
2023 Summer Literacy Grants
Congregations for Children is accepting applications for supplementary funding for NC Conference churches that will remain as members of the NC Conference after July 1, 2023, that are planning to […] Continue Reading→
“Our Faith, Our Children, Our Public Schools” 2023
Why should members of the faith community care about the success of our public schools? Who makes decisions about public school funding in NC, and how do our schools compare […] Continue Reading→
Save the Date for a C4C Event
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Congregations for Children and United Women in Faith will offer a conference-wide event, “Our Faith, Our Children, Our Public Schools,” […] Continue Reading→
Sound District C4C Coordinator
The NCCUMC Congregations for Children Committee is delighted to welcome our newest member, Valerie Nasser, who will represent the Sound District. Ms. Nasser is a member of Trinity UMC – […] Continue Reading→
School Board Elections Matter
As we near Election Day on November 8, I am reminded of that oft-repeated saying attributed to former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill, “All politics is […] Continue Reading→
NCC Wesley Campus Ministry’s Summer Literacy Camp
The NCCU Wesley Campus Ministry’s C4C Literacy Program at Rivers of Water Day Center’s Summer Enrichment Camp (SEC) was a huge success due to community efforts and contributions, including funding […] Continue Reading→
West End UMC’s Summer Literacy Camp
The Summer Literacy Program at West End UMC was highly successful. A team of dedicated adult volunteers, including several retired educators, worked with a large group of young children at […] Continue Reading→
Trinity UMC Holds Summer Literacy Camp
Congregations for Children (C4C) awarded grants to nine churches that planned summer programs for children to remediate and reinforce literacy skills. Trinity UMC in Red Springs purchased Amazon Fire tablets […] Continue Reading→
Faith in the City Event
Faith in the City is hosting an event on September 6, 2022, from 12 pm – 1 pm. Rob Schofield, Director of NC Policy Watch, will discuss and address growing […] Continue Reading→
C4C is a proud partner of FAST NC. Florence Aid to Students and Teachers of North Carolina (FAST NC) is an effort led by a bipartisan group of current and former North Carolina education leaders to help the state’s public schools as students and educators struggle to return to normal following Hurricane Florence and its impact.
C4C is supported by The Duke Endowment.