Advent will look different this year. Start planning early. The NC Conference Media Center offers planning resources, studies, devotionals, and more to help create a meaningful Advent season for 2020. Planning Resources Amplify, the United Methodist video streaming service, hosted a free webinar series that has been archived and can now be watched for free…. Continue Reading→
Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st. The Media Center offers group studies, personal inspiration, worship resources, program ideas, and videos for all ages throughout the Christmas season. The NC Conference also offers its own Advent litanies this year. What Child Is This? Bishop Ward encourages use of the What Child Is This? Advent resource produced… Continue Reading→
Laura and Aaron discuss secular Christmas movies and how they relate to the Christmas story. They discuss consumerism, Santa Christmas, Advent, and the joys of family Christmas traditions.
Advent begins December 2nd. The Media Center has Advent studies available for adults, youth, and children. Some studies include a DVD. Some are book-based. Some books can be reproduced for everyone in your group to have a copy. Some churchwide studies adapt the adult curriculum for youth and children to study along with their parents…. Continue Reading→
So, you’ve got your Advent study. Get even more into the spirit of the season by watching a movie or documentary, reading a book, starting a new tradition, or reading to children about Christmas with resources available from the Media Center. Open up a pathfinder by clicking on the headings below and discover new ways… Continue Reading→
In this season of Thanksgiving, and soon Christmas, Bishop Ward invites every congregation to receive special offerings for Hurricane Matthew response and recovery.
The Media Center offers the following studies, DVDs, books, websites, and program resources for use with adults, youth, and children during Advent and Christmas. Request to borrow any of the following resources from the Media Center for use in your church, small group, or Sunday School class. The NC Conference Media Center is open to all clergy… Continue Reading→
Christmas is a beautiful and lasting gift. In this video, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward speaks of how grateful we are that love came down at Christmas.
Bishop Ward tells the Mexican legend of the miracle of the poinsettia and the miracle of the birth of Christ, bringing grace and beauty into the world around us.