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→
On Sunday, December 10, 2017, Samuel Oliver-Bruno entered protective sanctuary at CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham. Samuel is the fifth undocumented immigrant to enter sanctuary in North Carolina. “Receiving Samuel into sanctuary at CityWell has everything to do with our wanting to receive the ways of Jesus as our way of life,” explains Pastor Cleve… Continue Reading→
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and Mike Ward participate in this podcast discussing the state of education in the state of North Carolina and how the faith community is coming together to support and encourage teachers, parents, and students.
Holly Springs resident Jean Kinyon is on a mission to convert plastic bags into bedrolls for the homeless folks and homeless veterans. The group meets twice a month at Holly Springs UMC and everyone is welcome to join in the fun and fellowship. Jean explains how to prepare the grocery bags and actually make… Continue Reading→