There is a new display up in the Media Center that highlights our special collections related to Anti-Racism, Human Sexuality & Church Unity, and Preaching. You will see this new display on the first endcap that you come to in the Media Center.
Anti-Racism is one of the top five emphases of the North Carolina Conference. Our collection includes DVD studies, books, online resources, and children’s resources that will help you fight racism. (The new display only features books for adults.) These resources will provide training on hosting conversations about race, understanding racism, and techniques for fighting against racism. Some of these books also explore racial identity, multicultural congregations, and racism in the history of our church and society. You can find a complete list of these resources in our Anti-Racism pathfinder.
Human Sexuality & Church Unity
We all know there has been much talk about human sexuality in the United Methodist Church, and there will continue to be, especially in the run up to General Conference in May 2020. Help your congregation talk about and understand what is going on in our church related to human sexuality and what our church leaders are envisioning for the future of The United Methodist Church. Our collection includes DVD studies, books, online resources, and video presentations related to human sexuality in the Bible and in The United Methodist Church. (The new display only features books.) This collection also includes resources that encourage church unity, another of the NC Conference’s top five emphases. Some of these books offer guidelines for having these conversations in your churches. You can find the full list of resources in our Human Sexuality and the UMC (Church Unity) pathfinder.
We often get requests for resources to help with sermon preparation and preaching techniques. This collection includes tips on preaching, sermon illustrations, lectionary resources, and books of sermons to serve as inspiration. These books will offer research and advice on preaching a wide variety of topics including stewardship, hope, racism, politics, women in the Bible, and different parts of the Bible. This collection also includes training on the public reading of scripture and how to create sermons for children. The full list of titles is available in our Preaching Resources pathfinder.
Request These Resources
These resources can be borrowed for free by anyone involved with a United Methodist church in the North Carolina Conference. We can even mail them to you! All you need to do is fill out the Resource Request Form.