May is designated as Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Bishop Ward and the Rev. Edgar De Jesus share thoughts on the recent violence against Asian-Americans.
This Annual Conference year initiates the sixth year of the North Carolina Conference’s commitment to assisting clergy with reducing seminary debt. With gratitude to the Council on Finance and Administration Committee establishing an endowment in 2015, the NCC Endowment Team continues to accept ordained elders and deacons into the program. Over the past five years,… Continue Reading→
Susan Beaumont’s new book, How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, has a lot to offer churches imagining life after the pandemic. If you are curious about her book, hear what UMC pastor Adam Shahan has to say about it: If you want to learn more, don’t forget to register for our… Continue Reading→
Dear Lay and Clergy Members of the Annual Conference, We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, and we continue to pray for one another and the whole world as this COVID-19 pandemic wears on. We are making every effort to continue and strengthen our ministry while protecting all our health and well-being. Therefore,… Continue Reading→
April 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected health systems globally, crippling service delivery in both high and low-resource countries. However, the effects on already weakened health systems in the developing world have been far more devastating. In recent weeks, the COVID-19 case count – first in Brazil and now in India – has risen… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward asks us to give thanks this month particularly for teachers, our Asian-American pastors and Asian-Pacific Ministries, and for mothers and other women who have nurtured and supported us throughout our life.
May 9-15, 2021 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Here are a few resources to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season: Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Please contact your insurance company for more information. Read our Hurricane Preparation… Continue Reading→
Attention rural churches! Now is the time to tell us how you have been witnessing God’s love and mercy! How have you served your community? What have you done to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors? Where has the Holy Spirit led you in your faith journey? Who has seen Jesus through… Continue Reading→
In the month of April, we celebrated the 51st annual Earth Day. This joyous occasion allowed for us to reflect on all the beauties and intricacies of God’s creation, and more specifically, our role within it. Attached below is a brief essay which captures the essence of a personal relationship with nature. While continuing to… Continue Reading→