NC Conference Media Center
Providing resources to support the ministries of United Methodist churches in the North Carolina Conference.
Our entire collection of over 4,000 resources is listed in our online catalog, OPALS.
Anyone involved with a United Methodist Church in the North Carolina Conference may borrow resources through the mail, free of charge.
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Lent and Easter Resources for 2023
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Gold Mine of Free United Methodist Ebooks
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United Methodist Online Courses
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Christian Online Subscription Services
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Spiritual Growth during the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Kids at home? Free Christian education online resources
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View lists of recommended ministry resources that you can find online such as Bible studies, webinars, videos, curriculum, eBooks, and more.
Ministry Tools from Around the Web
We recommend various ministry tools such as blogs, email newsletters, online courses, webinars, and podcasts.
Online Learning Opportunities
View a list of organizations that offer online learning that can be accessed at any time and completed at your own pace.
Online Event Calendar
Our events calendar lists online learning opportunities from the NC Conference and our partner organizations. The calendar includes upcoming webinars, events, book discussions, and classes that can all be completed online. Sign up to receive an email at the beginning of each month with that month’s opportunities.
How It Works
Watch the short videos below for an overview and click the drop-down questions on your right to read more about how the Media Center works.
Who Can Borrow Resources?
Anyone involved with a United Methodist church in the North Carolina Conference. There is no membership fee.
What Resources Can We Borrow?
Browse our Online Catalog or ask the librarian for recommendations.
We have DVD studies, curriculum, books, leader training, and ministry resources for disciples of all ages and stages.
Usually, we loan the items that the leader would need to use to teach the content, such as the DVD, leader guide, and one copy of the student book. We do have multiple participant books available for these studies.
For more ideas, view our posts on Study Ideas for Your Small Group and How to Choose the Right Study for Your Group.
How Do We Request Resources?
Fill out the Resource Request Form,
Set up an account in our online catalog to reserve items from within the catalog,
Email the librarian, Laura Dallas, at email@example.com,
Call the Media Center at 984-257-0981,
Visit the Media Center at the United Methodist Building, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529. Open Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm for self-checkout. Make an appointment for Fridays or for librarian assistance.
How Do We Get These Resources?
We pay to mail items to you. You pay to mail them back. All resources are mailed through the US Postal Service using the Library Mail rate. Most packages arrive within 1-3 days of being mailed.
You may pick up and return resources to the Media Center at the United Methodist Building in Garner 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Thursday.
How Long Can We Keep These Resources?
Resources are checked-out to you for 30 days OR for the length of the study. You may request an extended due date or renew your items as long as no one else has requested them.
There are no late fees or penalties for keeping resources past their due dates. However, providing the Media Center with an accurate date of when you will be finished with a resource allows us to better serve others who may be interested in borrowing that resource.
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Hours & Contact
Fridays by appointment
Visit: 700 Waterfield Ridge Pl, Garner, NC 27529
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