Forty Days of Graceful Hospitality
On this Lenten journey of Graceful Hospitality, let’s be intentional about creating new places for new people who have not seen God’s love demonstrated by our words and actions. Graceful Hospitality – it’s who we are.
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Pastors and laity from across the NC Conference who are current and former church planters offer reflections on Graceful Hospitality as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first call of the Ten Dollar Club. Learn more about the Ten Dollar Club.
Day 11 – Betsy Haas
Early followers of John Wesley who lived in towns across the Sound in 1772 influenced the Kitty Hawk fishing and farming families to form a new church. These hearty folks […] Continue Reading→
Day 10 – Kyle Burrows
Be careful not to perform your righteous acts before men to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when […] Continue Reading→
Day 9 – Mattheue Locklear
…and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” – Matthew 1:23b It’s amazing where God can lead when you decide to follow. This involves opening yourself […] Continue Reading→
Day 8 – Renee Edwards
A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together constantly and shared everything they had. […] Continue Reading→
Day 7 – Nathan Wittman
“…and one in ministry to all the world.” We had pondering sessions at Englewood UMC when I first arrived. The goal was to learn more about one another and cast […] Continue Reading→
Day 6 – Chris Brady
“God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to […] Continue Reading→
Day 5 – Linda Proseus
In 1959 West Nash UMC was established as a $10 Club church in a white house on the outskirts of downtown Wilson. When I joined in 1978, the house had […] Continue Reading→
Day 4 – Steve Murphy
He sells men’s suits and lives down the road from the church. He felt a stirring, not understanding it was the Holy Spirit and came through the doors of Aldersgate […] Continue Reading→
Day 3 – Vickie Woolard
In 2011, Plymouth United Methodist Church was in crisis. A few years earlier, the main industry in their town shifted its headquarters away from Plymouth, and, more recently, they had […] Continue Reading→