On March 30 and 31, UMAC (the United Methodist Association of Communicators) gathered for their annual meeting. This is the third year that the conference has met virtually. The two-day event is a mixture of business, training, and celebratory events, including an awards presentation. Each year, communicators from across the global connection are invited to… Continue Reading→
When you drive past University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, you see a series of doors. Not just the physical doors that allow entry into the church, but a display of brightly-colored doors on the front lawn, proclaiming that “GOD’S DOORS ARE OPEN TO ALL.” There’s another door at the far end – a… Continue Reading→
Al Miller delivering N-95 masks to Cape Fear Valley Health. Photo by Cape Fear Valley Health The Director of Disaster Ministries, Al Miller, delivered 3,000 N-95 masks to Cape Fear Valley Health on March 24. CBS 17’s Kayla Strayer writes about the donation. Chestnut Street United Methodist Church helped deliver 1,000 N-95 masks from Disaster… Continue Reading→
A volunteer service day was held in Onslow County in February. Volunteers worked on three different homes in Jacksonville, Swansboro, and Richlands. Disaster Ministries staff from Swansboro and Newport supervised the volunteers. The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC wrote about the volunteer event. https://www.jdnews.com/news/20200215/volunteers-gather-to-repair-homes-as-hurricane-florence-recovery-continues
The Island Free Press published an article on Pastor Tim Fitch and his efforts to help Ocracoke Island recover following Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. https://islandfreepress.org/outer-banks-news/two-ministers-two-islands-one-family-ocracoke-recovery-efforts-hit-close-to-home-for-a-rodanthe-pastor/
The Ocracoke Observer and Island Free Press posted an article featuring Ocracoke UMC’s pastor, Susie Fitch-Slater, following Hurricane Dorian.
During Elon University’s fall break, students and faculty volunteered with the Wilmington Disaster Ministries Center to help repair homes damaged by Hurricane Florence. https://myfox8.com/2019/10/24/elon-university-students-help-restore-coastal-homes-damaged-by-hurricane-florence/
Journalist Matt Debnam with the Washington Daily News highlighted the work at the Washington, NC disaster response site office and the need for additional volunteers to get everyone back into a safe home. Washington Daily News
Saint James UMC (Newport) has now opened up to house Hurricane Florence recovery workteams. A youth workteam from Michigan gives us a look at the facilities.