Twenty-five NCCUMC staff members traveled to Lumberton on January 26 to assist with disaster response work. Many of these folks have spent previous days volunteering at Hurricane Matthew worksites, but this was the second official staff work day. Douglas Ward, NCCUMC information technology director, installed Wi-Fi at Chestnut Street UMC, while others worked at a flood-damaged house,… Continue Reading→
Posts and information about the response to Hurricane Matthew.
Bishop Ward gives a report on the conference Mission Endowment Fund, which has made a grant of $60,000 to the Conference Disaster Response Ministries to be used for Hurricane Matthew recovery.
According to Wilson Rogers, operator of the NCCUMC Disaster Response Call Center, volunteers have completed about 44% of the requests called in to the center and are going strong completing the remaining ones. Since Hurricane Matthew stormed through North Carolina Saturday, October 8, 2016, the center has received 165 requests for assistance with muck-out and… Continue Reading→
Did you see the article titled Arms Around a Family, published January 12th on the NCCUMC website? Well, the women from Fletcher’s Chapel UMC in Durham did, and they called a meeting of the whole church to discuss it! Inspired by the residents of the Village of Aversboro who adopted a family left homeless by Hurricane… Continue Reading→
On Monday, January 16th – a day recognized for celebrating the life and leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 11 young clergy, seminarians, student pastors and families from across the Annual Conference traveled to Lumberton, NC to serve toward relief following Hurricane Matthew. The team traveled to Chestnut Street UMC to receive… Continue Reading→
In the words of Pastor Herbert Lowry of Chestnut Street UMC in Lumberton, “Hurricane Matthew left a vast array of destruction, displacement and depression in Robeson County, especially in our community in Lumberton, N.C.” To several of us residents of the Village of Aversboro, a 55+ retirement community in Garner, that message came in loud… Continue Reading→
As we approach the fourth Sunday of Advent, Bishop Ward encourages us to give generously to Hurricane Matthew relief and also to be in prayer as the Church enters a new year of mission and ministry.
In this first episode of The Stormcast, we talk with Gary Locklear, Conference Lay Leader, about his life and his work in Lumberton, NC and Robeson County. Listen below or download the audio file to learn more about Gary and how he’s helping the people in his community gain a sense of normalcy and rebuild… Continue Reading→
As news reports circulated about the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Kenneth Lankford, lead mechanic for Richard Petty Motorsports, wanted to help. When he approached the others on the Richard Petty team, they responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!” Watch the video to see God at work — in casual conversations between coworkers and friends and… Continue Reading→