Families, churches, and communities have developed creative ideas and new ways of staying connected with one another during this time. Events that would usually take place in person are now being adapted into virtual events. This summer, North Raleigh UMC adapted Vacation Bible School into a virtual program with a drive through storytelling event. Cassidy… Continue Reading→
“When you talk about children who are hungry … that’s a sore spot for everybody. I think it worked because we had this partnership with everybody.” Margaret Skulnik The Congregations for Children (C4C) committee at First UMC in Graham worked with the nutritionists at Alamance County Schools to procure and set up a food truck…. Continue Reading→
Typically, when a church family commits to becoming a Congregations for Children (C4C) Partner with a local public school, a list of service possibilities follows. How can our church help these children and teachers? How can we show them the God we love? We often miss what these relationships can do for our churches and… Continue Reading→
Our hearts continue to be with the people of Louisiana after the devastation of Hurricane Laura. North Carolina is no stranger to the damage and destruction caused by hurricanes. And so we also know what a blessing it is when others come alongside us to help with rebuilding and recovery. This week, we will begin… Continue Reading→
The images showing the Windsor tornado’s strength and power are striking. Houses picked up and shaken, their contents strewn all around. Trees stripped of their branches and bark and ripped up by the roots. Roofs torn apart, and windows blown out. Lives overturned as the wind came rushing in and left just as quickly, leaving… Continue Reading→
Several churches in the Sound District participated in a multi-denominational mask making project for their community. The Threads of Hope Ministry at Vanceboro UMC partnered with Beech Grove UMC, Epworth UMC, Holly Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church, and Juniper Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church. Over 40 volunteers participated in the project, making over 3,000 masks…. Continue Reading→
In the midst of the pandemic, volunteers showed up at MERCI in Goldsboro to help distribute potatoes to those in need.
One of the foundational ideas of our Methodist identity is connection. From the earliest days of classes, bands, and societies, to our current polity composed of districts and conferences, Methodists are and have been a people defined by our connections to one another. Connection looks very different these days, however. As we live with social… Continue Reading→
In February 2020 a group of pastors from the NC Conference of The United Methodist Church embarked on a journey to the Rio Grande Valley.