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.
Editor’s note: This post was written prior to the stay-at-home executive order enacted by Governor Roy Cooper on March 27, 2020. We strongly encourage you to contact your local law enforcement and other authorities regarding any kind of similar gathering that may be planned by your congregations. As we adjust to the new realities of… Continue Reading→
Welcome home! It is always a blessing when Disaster Ministries has the opportunity to get someone back home. Our team in Jones County was able to hold their first house blessing after getting Ms. Lewis’ home restored. Homeowner Berdena Lews receives gifts from members of the Mennonite team We were thrilled to welcome Ms. Lewis… Continue Reading→
The Island Free Press published an article on Pastor Tim Fitch and his efforts to help Ocracoke Island recover following Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. https://islandfreepress.org/outer-banks-news/two-ministers-two-islands-one-family-ocracoke-recovery-efforts-hit-close-to-home-for-a-rodanthe-pastor/
The Ocracoke Observer and Island Free Press posted an article featuring Ocracoke UMC’s pastor, Susie Fitch-Slater, following Hurricane Dorian.
Wilson joined the Disaster Ministries team four years ago. He first began as a volunteer in the Call Center following Hurricane Matthew. His volunteer role quickly transitioned into a full-time position due to his experience and appreciation for data management. As the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Wilson “aims to ensure good stewardship and transparency through… Continue Reading→