Melba McCallum, deaconess in the the NC Conference, explains how the Laity Special offering received at AC 2017 will be used to bring relief and wholeness to families devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Other Pre-Conference Videos AC 2017: Overview AC 2017: Speaker Highlight: Greg Jones AC 2017: Speaker Highlight: Thomas Kemper AC 2017: Financial Overview AC… Continue Reading→
Posts and information about the response to Hurricane Matthew.
The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awarded the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church (NC Conference) two more grants of $10,000 each to support Hurricane Matthew recovery services in Cumberland County. The grants were awarded in April, following a first grant of $10,000 awarded in January for… Continue Reading→
The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awarded The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church (NC Conference) a $10,000 grant to support Hurricane Matthew recovery services in Cumberland County. The grant, awarded in January, ran for a 3-month cycle, ending April 28. The money was used to provide… Continue Reading→
The North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NC VOAD) has been honored as 2017 State/Territory VOAD of the Year by the National VOAD organization for the rapid and coordinated response to Hurricane Matthew. The award was recently presented to Ann Huffman, president of NC VOAD and NCCUMC disaster response readiness coordinator, at VOAD’s 25th… Continue Reading→
What’s it like to man the Disaster Response Call Center for the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church? The chairs are pretty comfortable, the hot coffee is brewing, the company is good, and the work…well, it has eternal meaning. When the phones ring, the stories pour in — stories from God’s people who… Continue Reading→
“Frisco Mo” is a hardy man who defines self-reliance. At 87, he loves telling his seafaring stories and reliving adventures from years as a fisherman. Living on Hatteras Island when Hurricane Matthew blew through, he remained undaunted, though his situation was very dire. Before daylight on the morning of the storm, Mo was in his… Continue Reading→
As we prepare to enter Holy Week and in honor of Jesus, who suffered on the cross, Bishop Ward encourages us to be generous in giving to a mission project to alleviate suffering in the world.
Last week, March 20-24, volunteers from the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church (NGC) were busy in Lumberton making the noises that Early Response Teams make: clanging, banging, and dragging. Ten people from the NGC were on the scene, including cabinet and connectional ministries team members. Scott Parrish, mission specialist for the NGC,… Continue Reading→
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.