Over 20 people from two continents met at Hertford UMC on September 4, 2014, to discuss how the NC Conference might best respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The group heard first hand from UMC Global Ministries missionaries Kip Robinson and Priscilla Jaiah about the impact of the crisis on the lives of… Continue Reading→
Wrightsville UMC, in conjunction with the NC Conference Mission Team, shipped a 40 foot container to Sierra Leone on August 23, 2014. The container was loaded with medical supplies, equipment, and medicine bound for Rotifunk Hospital (NCC #S-00281). The shipment contained urgent personal protection equipment for medical personnel to help stop the spread of Ebola… Continue Reading→
The NC Conference proudly salutes new Global Mission Fellow Marcharkelti McKenzie (#3022000). “Mo”, as she is affectionately called, was commissioned July 19, 2014 in the Philippines, by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward. She begins working at the Open Doors ministry in Mobile, Alabama on August 25, 2014. Global Mission Fellows are young adults, aged 20-30, committed… Continue Reading→
Urban Ministries of Durham has developed an online poverty simulation. It’s free to play and puts a light on the tough choices people have to make when there simply is not enough money to cover the responsibilities and the emergencies. Check it out.
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Ebola Emergency Beatrice Gbanga (left), medical and health coordinator for the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign in Sierra Leone, is briefed on efforts to contain the Ebola virus by Mbalu Fonnie, head nurse in the hemorrhagic fever ward at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. By Julia Kayser Frisbie* August 7, 2014—The… Continue Reading→
The Mission of Hope partnership with Rotifunk Hospital in Sierra Leone was reaffirmed July 31, 2014, by bishops from two conferences. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and Bishop John Yambasu gathered at Wrightsville UMC to envision the future of joint efforts to improve healthcare in West Africa. In the midst of an Ebola outbreak threatening Sierra… Continue Reading→
As a compassionate response to the current border crisis, NC Conference is collecting socks and underwear for migrant women and children. Dates and drop-off locations have expanded to include the following: Haw River UMC (127 Church Circle Drive, Haw River): July 22 – August 1, 2014 (Tuesday – Friday only), 9 am to noon. Luz… Continue Reading→
United Methodist Bishops Urge Compassion, Prayer for Border Crisis In response to the rise in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. border, the executive committee of the Council of Bishops has called on United Methodists across the connection to “pray, reflect and engage in acts of compassion.” According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, tens of… Continue Reading→