Congregations for Children is accepting applications for supplementary funding for NCCUMC churches that are planning to host summer literacy programs for elementary school aged children. Aligned with our focus on Kindergarten through third grade literacy, we invite applications that demonstrate a focus on remediation and reinforcement of reading and writing skills, particularly for low-income children… Continue Reading→
Your Deacon Endowment Team is pleased to invite you to apply for a NCC Deacon Endowment grant to be awarded in 2022. The endowment began in September 2017, and thanks to the generosity of so many it quickly grew. enabling grants to be awarded up to $450 since 2019. As the endowment has continued to… Continue Reading→
It is easy to get distracted by the demands of ministry and congregational missions. For many pastors, this constant focus on spiritual work can place financial health at the bottom of the list and creates long-term financial issues. Let’s be honest, money is stressful. In the bible money is mentioned more than 800 times and… Continue Reading→
The conference health ministry team recently awarded five health ministry mini-grants to encourage health ministry within the NC Conference of the UMC.
$1,000 to the non-profit Care4Carolina to aid in their mission to ensure quality, affordable healthcare for all North Carolinians.
The NCCUMC Congregations for Children Committee is pleased to announce that five churches in our conference have been awarded C4C Community Connectivity Mini-Grants. The funds were made possible by a $5000 grant to C4C from the NCCUMC Board of Church and Society to encourage and support churches’ advocacy efforts for local public schools. The purpose… Continue Reading→
Health Ministry mini-grants are designed to facilitate and encourage United Methodist congregations of the NC Conference in health ministry. These Health Ministry mini-grants are provided to help the church engage in health ministry that is transformative for the world and the church. Please read over the guidelines before submitting your application. A budget sheet is… Continue Reading→
Public school educators have done a wonderful job of constantly adjusting to provide high-quality instruction to all children throughout the pandemic. As churches continue to seek creative ways to support our local public school children and help to address the learning gap exacerbated by online and hybrid in-person/online learning, the NCCUMC Congregations for Children (C4C) Committee… Continue Reading→
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→
This Annual Conference year initiates the sixth year of the North Carolina Conference’s commitment to assisting clergy with reducing seminary debt. With gratitude to the Council on Finance and Administration Committee establishing an endowment in 2015, the NCC Endowment Team continues to accept ordained elders and deacons into the program. Over the past five years,… Continue Reading→