Bruce Stanley, pastor in the NC Conference and President/CEO of the Methodist Home for Children has been highlighted in the News & Observer as Tar Heel of the Week. In this interview, he talks about the challenges of his work and how mental health assessments could play a role in curbing school shootings.
WRAL-TV featured Providence UMC in Swan Quarter in an edition of “Tar Heel Traveler.”
Bishop Ward shares her thoughts on immigration and The United Methodist Church in this article by journalist Martha Quillin.
Dean Elaine Heath, of Duke Divinity School, has announced the appointment of Edgardo Colón-Emeric as the faculty director of the Center for Reconciliation (CFR), effective July 1, 2018. Colón-Emeric, assistant professor of Christian theology at Duke Divinity School, is originally from Puerto Rico and was the first Latino to be ordained as an elder in the North Carolina Conference of… Continue Reading→
Brown’s Chapel UMC in Pittsboro was recently spotlighted by the NC Council of Churches for their many Health and Wellness ministries including sponsoring a flu-shot clinic and an Eat the Rainbow luncheon. Lynn Frost is the Health-lead for the church’s Wellness Committee and a registered nurse. Ray Gooch is the pastor.
Edgar De Jesus, pastor of Davis Street UMC in Burlington, has been elected president of the National Association of Filipino American United Methodists (NAFAUM) during the recent 16th NAFAUM convocation in Manila, Philippines. In its 30 years of existence, NAFAUM held its convocation outside the United States for the first time on January 3-6, 2018. Rev. De Jesus… Continue Reading→
In January, 39 students in Guatemala received a Certificate in Methodist Pastoral Ministry through a Duke Divinity School program that began there in August 2014. The program, which consisted of three-day intensive sessions each January and August, was launched with the support of the General Board of Global Ministries, the General Board of Higher Education… Continue Reading→
Jabe Largen, pastor at Faison UMC says, “As a church, we want our footwork and our mouthwork to match up with one another. If a church is not working to earn the respect of the community, then you’re just another building,” Largen said. This is how Faison UMC is making a difference to the children… Continue Reading→
The home ravaged by Hurricane Matthew and adopted by the Capital District churches is nearing completion and a home dedication service was held on Dec. 13. The home, owned by Betty Hunt, is in Lumberton. Gary Locklear, regional director for disaster response, says the hope is to have Ms. Betty back in her home by… Continue Reading→