How do you help a small rural church not just survive, but thrive? You help them see where God has been at work in the past, the rich areas ripe for ministry around them, and how to serve as a team using their gifts and graces. Then, you give them resources and look out, new… Continue Reading→
On Saturday, Feb. 13, over 100 youth and their leaders gathered at NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount for the Heritage District Youth Stop Hunger Now event. After a wonderful worship and communion service, the youth participated in packing 13, 608 meals. Vicki Lawrence, Heritage District Youth Coordinator, said, “We are delighted to hear that… Continue Reading→
We are called to be ministers of peace and reconciliation. In order to fully understand the ties that bind us to oppression and injustice, a group of clergy and laity joined Bishop Hope Morgan Ward in January for a Freedom Ride. Participants journeyed from Durham to New Bern to Littleton to Warrenton, hearing stories of… Continue Reading→
On Thursday, Feb. 25, Allyson Caison’s dream became a reality when Wheels of Hope made its inaugural trip into the streets of Selma, NC, serving not only food, but fun, fellowship, and the love of Jesus Christ. The beauty of this ministry of Edgerton UMC in Selma is that it is not limited to the church… Continue Reading→
UNC-Chapel Hill and NC Central University in Durham are schools that are geographically very close, but very distant from each other in the day-to-day lives of the students. At a recent meeting of the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Gloria Winston-Harris of CityWell Wesley Campus Ministry at NCCU posed a question to Ryan… Continue Reading→
The Panthers didn’t prevail on the Super Bowl field, but their Carolina United Methodist fans can claim victory in another arena. No one lost in this competition between the Rocky Mountain Conference and the two North Carolina conferences to feed the hungry. Eighty-five churches/groups… Continue Reading→
La Estrella Resplandeciente (The Shining Star) meets on Saturdays in a church building in Stanhope, NC. La Estrella provides an intentional and personal approach to spiritual formation in an unique environment by celebrating the gift of God’s diversity and creation in every person, by helping youth recognize their worth and place in the Kingdom of… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward describes Mardi Gras as a time to give thanks to God for all that has been given to us and then to lay down the decorations and bow before the Lord as we enter Lent.
The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church will have a day of prayer for the 2016 General Conference.