Our Friends at Methodist Home for Children brought this story to our attention. It happened in North Carolina recently – a 6-year-old boy appeared in front of a juvenile court judge on a complaint that he picked a flower near his bus stop. He was too young to understand where he was or what he… 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→
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 Edenton Street United Methodist Church 228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 10am – 2:30pm Note: There will be an optional workshop from 2:30pm – 3:15pm – *see description below. Overview The purpose of this summit is to inform, educate and inspire those involved in leading or participating in a C4C church/school… Continue Reading→
On March 4, Harbor District’s Congregations For Children (C4C) efforts were recognized at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. The board highlights different community partners throughout the year. Harbor District ADS and Conference C4C Coordinator, Pat Litzinger gave a presentation to the board which featured two Harbor District churches in New Hanover County –… Continue Reading→
Trinity United Methodist Church in Durham is now well into its third year of partnership with Eastway Elementary School, a high-poverty school just a few blocks from Trinity. In the fall of 2016 and based on input from the school’s leadership, we decided to provide non-perishable food boxes at Thanksgiving and then in December, new warm… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward ushers us into the charge conference season, encouraging generous and faithful giving to help teachers, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, replenish their classrooms for productive learning.
As summer winds down and the school year is beginning, Bishop Ward encourages congregations to be in partnership with public schools through prayer and support.
Two NC Conference churches have leveraged outside resources to provide books for the children at their Congregations for Children partner school. Trinity UMC in Louisburg purchased 1,500 books from Book Planet, a book warehouse in Raleigh that allows customers to fill up a bag of books for $10 or less if you purchase multiple bags…. Continue Reading→
Volunteers from Trinity UMC in New Bern have worked hard to equip each and every children at Trent Park Elementary School with a set of high-quality headphones. They were presented on April 11 along with handwritten cards for each student as part of their “Sounds of Learning” initiative. Serving as the hands and feet of… Continue Reading→