In this time of the over-present reality of COVID-19, we remember our call outward into the world in ways beyond our regular habits and schedules. Thank you for all the ways you are using your telephones and technologies to connect people.
Looking for something to do during this time of having to stay home. Let me give you a couple of ideas for putting your time to good use. First, record what your church and church members are doing to get through this trying time and at the same time “be the church”. Secondly, now that… Continue Reading→
Let’s make prevention a priority by advocating for prevention. Building community capacity. Raising awareness. Prevent Child Abuse NC ensures that prevention is a priority in North Carolina and that all communities have the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local level. The Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina website offers… Continue Reading→
Several resources are available online providing guidance to individuals and businesses on various aspects of recently-enacted federal legislation responding to COVID-19. We have compiled a list of resources from trusted partners to assist you in your research of options available to assist you or your local church. We will add to this list as new… Continue Reading→
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… Continue Reading→
The ways in which we connect with others has shifted during the midst of COVID-19 in an effort to help flatten the curve. Worship services have shifted to live streams and recordings. Meetings are now via phone or video conference calls. While technology provides the opportunity to maintain interaction with others in our community, not… Continue Reading→
We are pleased to announce that Mr. David Rockefeller begins as the North Carolina Conference Director of Congregations For Children (C4C) and United Methodists Advocating for Public Schools (UMAPS) on April 1st. David follows Mr. Pat Litzenger who developed this important ministry and led it to become active in 83% of congregations in the Conference…. Continue Reading→
With many organizations turning to telecommunication platforms, such as Zoom, some public meetings have become more susceptible to a new attack called Zoom-bombing. According to UC Berkeley’s Information Security Office, Zoom-bombing occurs when “uninvited guests share their screens to bombard real attendees” with disturbing imagery. Moderating participants and comments is important when using any digital… Continue Reading→
An upside-down world amidst focused minds. At Global Vision 2020, our experience was anything but ordinary, and nothing could’ve shown with greater emphasis the importance of intellectual forethought and empathy for others in times of turmoil. Our theme this year was “God’s Globe…al Warning” centered on the growing concern of the climate crisis throughout the… Continue Reading→
In February 2020 a group of pastors from the NC Conference of The United Methodist Church embarked on a journey to the Rio Grande Valley.