Bishop Ward encourages churches to recognize the good works of UMCOR by giving generously on UMCOR Sunday, March 31.
Chris Jenkins, pastor of Sharon UMC: Kinston, was seeking a way to ease the restlessness and grief of missing his son. Hope Restorations has become a life-changing experience for not only Jenkins, but many others who, because of a history of addiction and incarceration, are also needing hope.
We are pleased to share this short video on electronic giving, and hope you will find the data presented informative and compelling. The popularity of new giving methods means that electronic giving is now easier to do and more important than ever to the financial health of every congregation. In an era when fewer families carry cash… Continue Reading→
What needs change in your community? Is it those who are termed ‘food insecure’? Perhaps it would be increased needs in a homeless shelter or an emerging need for outreach to veterans. Whatever may need change in your community can be addressed with generosity. Here’s how one church in our conference addressed an identified need…. Continue Reading→
The General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church has recently expanded their relationship with Vanco Payment Solutions, a provider of giving technology for faith-based organizations, to help churches strengthen financial stewardship. Through their Empowering Generosity program, Vanco encourages and facilitates the adoption of electronic giving to enable churches to fulfill their mission… Continue Reading→
Due to a malfunction in the original submission form, the deadline for submitting a Lenten Reflection image has been extended. Please use the form to submit an original photo and a scriptural reference or description reflecting God’s generosity in your life.
The quadrennial theme for the North Carolina Conference UMC is “Generosity in All Seasons.” Bishop Ward encourages clergy and laity both to look for God’s generosity as they study, teach, and preach the scriptures.
Bishop Ward uses the story of Jesus healing a woman in Luke 13 to share the Methodist tradition of engaging in healing ministries.
In this week’s message, Bishop Ward highlights text from Luke 12 – “It is God’s good pleasure to give you everything you need” so we need not fear scarcity.