Let’s make prevention a priority by advocating for prevention. Building community capacity. Raising awareness. Prevent Child Abuse NC ensures that prevention is a priority in North Carolina and that all communities have the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local level. The Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina website offers… Continue Reading→
The ways in which we connect with others has shifted during the midst of COVID-19 in an effort to help flatten the curve. Worship services have shifted to live streams and recordings. Meetings are now via phone or video conference calls. While technology provides the opportunity to maintain interaction with others in our community, not… Continue Reading→
With many organizations turning to telecommunication platforms, such as Zoom, some public meetings have become more susceptible to a new attack called Zoom-bombing. According to UC Berkeley’s Information Security Office, Zoom-bombing occurs when “uninvited guests share their screens to bombard real attendees” with disturbing imagery. Moderating participants and comments is important when using any digital… Continue Reading→
What do we say about money during the pandemic? How can we help our people respond to the financial challenges that confront our congregations? Grounded in scripture, our Wesleyan tradition, and pastoral experience, Jim Harnish will lead us in exploring some practical and positive ways pastors and lay leaders can turn this crisis into a… Continue Reading→
The Upper Room in Nashville, TN offers a wide variety of resources for individuals, groups, and congregations including devotionals, podcasts, and ideas being used in other churches. Follow this link for a listing of opportunities.
Al Miller delivering N-95 masks to Cape Fear Valley Health. Photo by Cape Fear Valley Health The Director of Disaster Ministries, Al Miller, delivered 3,000 N-95 masks to Cape Fear Valley Health on March 24. CBS 17’s Kayla Strayer writes about the donation. Chestnut Street United Methodist Church helped deliver 1,000 N-95 masks from Disaster… Continue Reading→
The rapidly-changing reality of COVID-19 is impacting every area of our shared life. We will keep you informed if there is a need for changing the plans for the 2020 Annual Conference. In the meantime, be assured that the Annual Conference Planning Committee is preparing for alternative meeting possibilities if they are needed.
Editor’s note: This post was written prior to the stay-at-home executive order enacted by Governor Roy Cooper on March 27, 2020. We strongly encourage you to contact your local law enforcement and other authorities regarding any kind of similar gathering that may be planned by your congregations. As we adjust to the new realities of… Continue Reading→
We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 in our churches, communities, and lives. In an effort to “flatten the curve”, schools have closed, leaving many children and families without food security. Several churches in our Conference have come together to serve meals for children and their families. Here are a few churches who have… Continue Reading→