The Conference Connectional Table (CCT) met May 18 by Zoom for the second of its quarterly meetings in 2021. A meeting summary follows. STRUCTURAL UPDATES Bishop Leonard Fairley will come among us as episcopal leader in September. At Annual Conference, we will report the following shifts through the structure review process. Beth Hood will become… Continue Reading→
Friends in Christ, Justice is an attribute of God that flows out of God’s love for us. Scripture teaches us in the lessons of Nicodemus (John 3, 19) and the Woman at the Well (John 4) that God’s truth is found in the light of the day rather than in the dark of the night. Our… Continue Reading→
The NC Conference Media Center keeps a collection of resources related to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Borrow these books or DVDs to increase your understanding of the current situation. Another excellent resource is United Methodist Kairos Response. They offer education, news, action, resources, and webinars, including a webinar that featured our Bishop Hope… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward encourages us to be in a vigil of prayer today and tomorrow for the incoming leaders and for the future of our nation.
MARCHA, the Methodist Caucus that Advocates for Hispanic/Latinos in and out of the Church, unequivocally denounces the domestic terrorist acts of insurrection of this past week and stands with the communities of Asbury United Methodist and Metropolitan Memorial AME along with many other faith communities to raise our voice and shine a light against any… Continue Reading→
Arise, shine, for your light has come. (Isaiah 60:1) I give you as light to the nations that my salvation shall reach to the ends of the earth. (Isaiah 49:6) O God of Epiphany light and love, we pray for your light in our country. As we watch with dismay images of all that is… Continue Reading→
The North Carolina Annual Conference Board of Church and Society stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the six Council Fires, and all those who are engaged in peaceful protest and resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Our church’s social teachings affirm “water is a sacred gift from God” and call us… Continue Reading→