The One Can Food Ministry at Sharon UMC in Supply is alive and well. On average, our dedicated volunteers serve 50 households each month by providing bags of food items that have been donated by individuals or organizations or through its fund established in 2018 using Mission Seed Grant monies as well as other donations. During… Continue Reading→
A virtual memorial service to celebrate and honor the life and ministry of Gary Wayne Locklear was held on live.nccumc.org at 4 pm, Sunday, October 4. If you were unable to attend the service, you can view it above or download it from Vimeo. Memorials may be directed to The Mission Endowment of the North… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your leadership in this season of our lives. During this pandemic, we have been led to think again about the way we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. For many of us, this season has been a… Continue Reading→
In this season of Covid-19, we have found ourselves caught between competing loves: love of tradition and love of innovation (how do we maintain an embodied worshipful life and use the gifts of technology), love of sacramental gatherings and love of doing no harm (how do we maintain the centrality of communion while also caring… Continue Reading→
Clergy and laity are invited to a conversation with Bishop Ward and faculty from Duke Divinity School Wednesday, August 12, at 1 pm on the topic of Wesleyan community, worship, and communion in this season of pandemic. Professors Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Sangwoo Kim, Lester Ruth, J. Warren Smith, and Laceye Warner will participate. There will also… Continue Reading→
In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaias, Bishop Ward encourages us to step forward to help our neighbors clean up, clean out, and rebuild.
“In these extraordinary times, God calls us through Psalm 86 and the witness of the entire scripture to lament honestly the heaviness we feel in our hearts and to hold that lament in the light of the goodness of God,” Bishop Hope Morgan Ward said in a virtual 2020 North Carolina Annual Conference session the… Continue Reading→
As churches begin moving into charge conference season, let us celebrate that we are collaborators with God in bringing about good in all things.
Dear United Methodist friends, Today, Monday, June 1, 2020, we join an expansive Day of Lament as we remember 100,000 persons who have died as a result of COVID-19 and as we remember the violent murders of Black persons, most recently Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. In these days of anxiety, grief,… Continue Reading→