Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace in the name of Jesus Christ. May 7 – 13 is Teacher Appreciation Week. We United Methodists are deeply committed to our children and public schools and engage with them energetically through Congregations for Children (C4C). We will be eager to express gratitude to all who teach in… Continue Reading→
“In every nook of every zip code of our state exists some part of our faith community. In all, as of last year, there were 8,961 religious institutions in North Carolina, and we’ve seen the incredible volunteer power that the faith community has in moving projects forward.” This week, in the First in Future Podcast, Bishop Hope Morgan… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward reminds us of how the angels came and sang to the shepherds about a child’s birth and introduces the denominational goal of reaching 1 million children with lifesaving health interventions in the next quadrennium.
“Good morning, Sheanta! What do you have to give thanks for today?” With great enthusiasm she replies, “Miss Elizabeth, I’m graduating from kindergarten today! Will you come?” Miss Elizabeth went to that kindergarten graduation and during the introductions, Sheanta introduced her grandmother and then pointed to Miss Elizabeth and proudly proclaimed, “And this is my… Continue Reading→
With summer drawing closer, now is a good time to start thinking about how your church might help minimize “summer learning loss” which can occur when a child is out of school for summer vacation. Many children, especially those living in low income families, do not receive sufficient educational stimulation during the summer. The result… Continue Reading→
United Methodists in the Sound District of the North Carolina Conference have teamed up with the AME Zion churches in the area to change the lives of children and their families by providing an educational program that not only benefits children, but their parents/guardians also. Points 4 Partnership was born about two years ago when… Continue Reading→
One of the focus areas of Congregations for Children (C4C) is helping schools to increase parent involvement, and of all of the C4C areas of focus, this is often the most challenging for churches to address. One great option for providing support to a school, which directly addresses this area is to assist the school… Continue Reading→
The Fuquay-Varina Community Read and Feed program is a collaborative effort with Sunrise UMC, First UMC (Fuquay-Varina) and Fuquay-Varina UMC as the primary partners. The Read and Feed model was developed in 2007 in Wake County with the mission of “giving kids an appetite for reading” by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a… Continue Reading→
A very important event for inspiration and training is planned to advance Congregations for Children, our mission in church-school partnerships across the state of North Carolina.