Hallsboro UMC is a beautiful church on the outskirts of Whiteville with around 55 in attendance on Sunday morning. In 2013 the church began a partnership with nearby Hallsboro-Artesia Elementary (98% free/reduced lunch). The weekend food backpack program and tutoring that they are involved with at the school has been a true blessing. The congregation routinely prepares around 35 back pack bags after worship service and this generates participation from a large part of the congregation. The pastor and some members of the church also serve as tutors at the school and will soon help the school launch a Watch DOGS program to help encourage father involvement in the school. Hallsboro UMC is serving as the hands and feet of Christ through C4C.