For St. Pauls UMC in St. Pauls, NC, ministry is possible in the most unexpected places. Pastor Bruce Skipper can sit at his office window and see drug deals and prostitution in the alley behind the church. He is also acquainted with the homeless who sleep under the highway bridge a small distance from the… Continue Reading→
When a local church finds itself hosting a conflict transformation session, congregants might find themselves embarrassed. Some might even question what it says about the nature of their congregation. I might answer these doubts by saying that hosting conflict transformation ministers is among the most faithfully “Methodist” things a church might do. Richey, Campbell, and… Continue Reading→
Rural church nominations for consideration of the Key Taylor Award are needed by May 9. Congregations can nominate themselves. For 2016, $1476 will be awarded. The award, sponsored through the United Methodist Foundation, is to call attention to the mission work of all rural churches by honoring the specific achievements of one rural church. To… Continue Reading→
Many local churches are finding new opportunities to reach the children in their mission field. How about yours? Have you gathered and donated school supplies to a school in your community? Do you regularly fill backpacks or other totes with food for children to take home for a weekend so they have something to eat… Continue Reading→
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“Come for dinner and fellowship if your spouse is deployed or just working late.” That’s the invitation for Northwoods UMC’s Deployed Spouses Dinners, held the second Monday each month in the fellowship hall of this Jacksonville, NC church. It is advertised through Facebook, email, the church bulletin/website, a banner outside the church, and by word… Continue Reading→
Many Churches by now have heard about ZOE—which started out in 2004 helping to feed starving children in Zimbabwe. Over the years, ZOE has transitioned into a holistic ministry which focuses on helping orphans become self-sufficient in a three-year period of time. ZOE does this phenomenal work by finding 45- 60 orphans in a community,… Continue Reading→
In this episode, we explore mental health through our stories in the studio as well as the community.
Three opportunities to come hear what real reconciliation can look like! ‘In Our Son’s Name’ follows Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez over more than a decade as they struggle with grief and search for meaning after their son, Greg, is killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Their remarkable, transformative journey takes them… Continue Reading→