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. Today, over 80% of the 800+ United Methodist churches in the NC Conference are participating in school-church partnerships. 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.
Help Us Celebrate Your 2021 Congregations for Children Activities
We want to hear about the ways your congregations have invested in meaningful relationships with your partner public schools through C4C. Some examples: Providing food for children on weekends through “Backpack Buddies” […] Continue Reading→
Churches Donate Lunchroom Supplies to C4C Partner Schools
Centenary UMC in New Bern discovered their Congregations for Children (C4C) partner school needed supplies to serve students breakfast and lunch. The Men’s Fellowship of Centenary provided a donation to […] Continue Reading→
Pastors for NC Children Prayer Vigil
On October 18, 2021, Congregations for Children and United Methodist Advocates for Public Schools were represented at an ecumenical prayer vigil for our public school children who are affected by the […] Continue Reading→
Congregations for Children Community Connectivity Mini-Grants Awarded
The NCCUMC Congregations for Children Committee is pleased to announce that five churches in our conference have been awarded C4C Community Connectivity Mini-Grants. The funds were made possible by a […] Continue Reading→
Pastors for NC Children Upcoming Events
Pastors for NC Children (PNCC), a public school advocacy organization, is hosting several events this month. Lunch and Learn: The Moral Imperative to Fund the Leandro Plan PNCC, NC Council […] Continue Reading→
C4C Amid a Pandemic
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Charles Dickens opened his novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” with this now infamous quote in 1859. Over […] Continue Reading→
NC Education Corps
Congregations for Children is pleased to share information about The North Carolina Education Corps, a new and exciting independent, nonprofit organization that matches hardworking, service-oriented North Carolinians with opportunities to make […] Continue Reading→
Community Connectivity Mini-Grants
Public school educators have done a wonderful job of constantly adjusting to provide high-quality instruction to all children throughout the pandemic. As churches continue to seek creative ways to support our […] Continue Reading→
Faith in the City Event
Faith in the City is hosting an event on September 7, 2021, from 12 pm – 1 pm. Kris Nordstrom, Senior Policy Analyst at the North Carolina Justice Center, will […] 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.