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→
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.
The Read & Feed program at Fuquay-Varina UMC is a full-family learning program to help kids develop a love for reading.
Seaside UMC developed the STARS program to tackle summer reading loss. The impact STARS has had on the overall educational success of the children is incredible.
The Giving Tree program, once a Christmas initiative for Harbor UMC, has expanded to a year-round program for the teachers, students, and parents of Mary C. Williams Elementary School.
Ellerbe First UMC keeps children reading throughout the summer at The Rock. As Rev. Elizabeth Polk puts it, “When God is in it, there will be a difference made.”
Bishop Ward gives thanks for public schools and extends an invitation to events for persons seeking information about church/public school partnerships or wishing to deepen their commitment to existing partnerships.
Recently, the Children Healthy Eating on Weekends (CHEW) Backpack Program of Richlands received the 2017 Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. The Rev. Edgar De Jesus, pastor of Richlands UMC, accepted the award on behalf of the volunteers. The CHEW Backpack Program main hub is the Mission Center (old parsonage) of Richlands UMC. The collection, storage, packing… Continue Reading→
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward was honored by the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Education as a 2017 “Champion for Children” at a gala held on May 5. Six honorees, including Bishop Ward, were recognized for supporting North Carolina public school children and ensuring that all students have access to a sound basic education. Bishop… Continue Reading→