Jim Martin, Director at Camp Rockfish, joins Bishop Ward to talk about the joys of camping and retreat activities at our conference camps.
Papá… Abba… Father… One of the greatest joys of my life is to hear my three-year-old daughter call me “papá” or dad. She says it with an inquisitive tone when she looks for me each morning after she wakes up and gets out of bed. I cherish the moments when her “papá” turns in… Continue Reading→
In observance of Women’s History Month when we honor women who made history, make a plan to provide resources in your congregation or small group that will empower women to become confident leaders. These resources are not just for use by women. Men are encouraged to work alongside women to better understand how to support… Continue Reading→
From Wespath’s OnBoard Express, Vol. XVIII, Issue 13: In a 3 to 0 decision, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals found that the clergy cash housing allowance under section 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code is constitutional under two different tests set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court: the traditional three-factor test in Lemon… Continue Reading→
Let Your Light Shine… “Amigos, por favor tengan cuidado, ICE está casando inmigrantes” were the words used by a local community organizer to warn immigrant families via social media of the danger that they were in on the morning of February 7th, 2019. His words translate to “friends, please be careful, ICE is hunting immigrants.”… Continue Reading→
“Because of the System we live in, white people are all complicit with racism and we must help our kids contend with this even while we equip them with lots of explanations about concepts like inherited privilege, equity in contrast to equality, and the analogy of racism as a moving sidewalk!” — Jennifer Harvey in… Continue Reading→
A ten-hour course in Safe Sanctuaries will be offered online from March 25 – April 5. Participants will explore a variety of issues local churches may face as they seek to provide a safe environment for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Safe Sanctuaries is not a ministry program – it is how we do all… Continue Reading→
Immediately before General Conference 2019, the United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) met in St. Louis, MO for their annual meeting, where they presented Awards for Excellence. The North Carolina Conference Communications Team was honored for several projects. Video Producer, Chris Daniel, received four awards for Video Production under $500 including a first-place tie for… Continue Reading→
“Children can [legally] work in the summers, although less in the school year. For the most part, child labor is treated entirely different for farmworkers…In most corners of the Country, child labor is legal for farmworkers.” — From the documentary Harvest of Dignity “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need,… Continue Reading→
Laura and Aaron discuss “Captain Marvel,” the importance of friendship, empathy, and the power of changing your mind.