Bishop Ward and Hannah McMillan share with joy and celebration the fun, fellowship, and mission of Eat for Relief at Pilgrimage 2019.
The Highland United Methodist Church Community Victory Garden is more than a place to grow fruits and vegetables. It makes people better and builds community.
On October 7, members of the NC Conference Disaster Ministries team met with representatives from Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) at their offices in Alexandria, VA. IRUSA is one of our vital partners in the work of recovery in eastern North Carolina. IRUSA is a large, multifaceted organization, working around the world to alleviate suffering and… Continue Reading→
This post is the second in a series about Bowen Family Systems Theory. Before we launch in to the eight concepts of Bowen Theory, let’s define what a family system is. A family system is a cohesive emotional unit. Emotions are highly complex and are generated in the brain. They are behavioral patterns that are… Continue Reading→
In a recent article, Jeff Brumley explains why quite a few church leaders are raising questions about the Operation: Christmas Child ministry of Samaritan’s Purse (see https://baptistnews.com/article/franklin-graham-toxic-charity-concerns-send-churches-packing-from-operation-christmas-child/#.XcV5tcBKhdg). Mr. Brumley shares examples of church leaders who have re-imagined their previous support of the ministry commonly known as the Shoebox Ministry and are now finding local ministry… Continue Reading→
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Disaster Ministries shared an update on the success of Eat for Relief in one of their latest posts. Let’s help them get more volunteers! Thank you for helping get people back in their homes.
In this season when we give thanks, it is appropriate to give thanks for every volunteer who has come to MERCI this year or who has helped us in your local Church by putting together kits and checking Agape boxes. We are getting near the finish line for checking those Agape Christmas boxes. As these boxes are… Continue Reading→
The American Red Cross has awarded the North Carolina Conference Disaster Ministries a Continuation (Phase 2) grant in the amount of $400,000. In a recent update, we shared that the Red Cross had awarded Disaster Ministries a $250,000 grant, which we are using to provide funding for 50 clients. The additional funds will be used… Continue Reading→
At a Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) meeting in September 2018, Bishop Ward challenged the youth in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church to raise $500,000 for hurricane relief. The North Carolina Conference would then match those donations in the Youth Storm Fund up to $500,000. Over the past year, the… Continue Reading→