United Methodists were among more than two dozen people arrested Friday, Nov. 23, while trying to block the removal of an unauthorized immigrant who had taken sanctuary in City Well UMC in Durham. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, had taken refuge in the church for 11 months while applying to remain in the United States to care… Continue Reading→
The Dare County Commissioners, at their Aug. 20 meeting, responded to the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church Youth, which at its annual conference (ACS), passed a resolution supporting “a ban on plastic straws across the state of North Carolina by 2020,” and asking, “the NC Legislature and local governments to impose a ban… Continue Reading→
The Reverend Charlie Baber, associate pastor at Highland UMC: Raleigh, and the creator of The Wesley Bros. comic, shares how you and I can use every one of our talents to serve God, the church, and our neighbor in this video interview with Joe Iovino of United Methodist Communications.
Joe Iovino of UM Communications recently had a conversation with Bishop Leonard Fairley of the Kentucky Conference, where he revisits his faith journey (which began in North Carolina) and the joy he has in inviting others to God’s table . Meet Bishop Leonard Fairley: Get Your Spirit in Shape
Gary Locklear, the North Carolina Conference lay leader, has been elected the President of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Annual Conference Lay Leaders Association effective July 17. He will serve as President for two years, ending at Annual Conference 2020. Locklear is a native of Robeson County and lives in Pembroke with his wife, Panthia. They… Continue Reading→
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→