Bishop Ward encourages churches to lift up the ministries of UMCOR on UMCOR Sunday, March 26 (or another Sunday that works best) and receive an offering in gratitude for the assistance the North Carolina Conference has received from UMCOR.
Posts and information about the response to Hurricane Matthew.
John’s house on Martin Luther King Drive in Lumberton had been growing mold since Hurricane Matthew flooded the area in October. Water had breached the house up to waist high and left a nice layer of moisture to help the mold spread from floor to ceiling. Saturday, January 21st, a volunteer team of 25 from… Continue Reading→
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→
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.