Brown’s Chapel UMC in Pittsboro was recently spotlighted by the NC Council of Churches for their many Health and Wellness ministries including sponsoring a flu-shot clinic and an Eat the Rainbow luncheon. Lynn Frost is the Health-lead for the church’s Wellness Committee and a registered nurse. Ray Gooch is the pastor.
Full Scholarships available (Granted by The Duke Endowment) For The Clergy Program At The Davidson Clergy Center (5-day On-site program with 2 months follow-Up Coaching) The Duke Endowment recently awarded The North Carolina Conference a grant for full scholarships and travel stipends to attend the Clergy Program at the Davidson Centre, www.davcp.com. The full fellowships include tuition for… Continue Reading→
“Warm greetings from Liberia where I serve as a Global Ministries missionary assigned as Health Projects Manager. I am thankful for your support that enables my continuity of mission service.” (Mary Randall Zigbuo, Advance #10721Z) Click on Video Greeting to hear a personal message from Mary. Mary’s current health role enables her to work alongside the… Continue Reading→
October 2015 Dear Partners and Friends in Ministry, I bring you heartfelt greetings from the Ganta Hospital family located in Ganta, Liberia, serving a population of more than 450,000. At the end of this update is a link to watch a very short video greeting from me, on behalf of my staff. We are very… Continue Reading→
A new report from the Duke Clergy Health Initiative explores the state of health of North Carolina’s United Methodist clergy. Drawing on data from the initiative’s 2014 statewide survey of 1,788 clergy, the report highlights demographics, key facets of life in ministry, and measures of pastors’ spiritual, mental, and physical health. View the full report.
Imagine churches intentionally reaching out into the lives of families impacted by cancer. Imagine trained volunteers offering companionship and hope in the midst of a person’s cancer journey. Imagine a Christ-centered ministry called Cancer Companions making a difference in how churches reach out and support someone faced with cancer, either personally or in their family. … Continue Reading→
Over 160 people from 30 annual conferences, including six from NCC, attended a recent US Health Forum, sponsored by two UMC general agencies and one seminary. The event launched Healthy Congregations, Healthy Communities, a new congregational health initiative. Attendees were reminded that physical and emotional healing were intrinsic to Jesus’ ministry. John Wesley started medical… Continue Reading→
Several public events highlighting a Christian understanding of environmental justice are planned by NC Interfaith Power& Light (NCIPL) for the week of September 20-26, 2015, coinciding with Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, DC. All the activities are being hosted by Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 8849 Ray Rd., Raleigh, NC, in partnership with NCIPL and… Continue Reading→
With much joy, the Mission of Hope (#S-00281) short term mission teams plan to return to Rotifunk Hospital in Sierra Leone in November 2015. Team member applications are being accepted for two teams: a medical team and a general spiritual/social team focused on building relationships. Teams will be limited to seven persons each. The Mission… Continue Reading→