People who have served in the military can be invisible in congregations and communities. Unless they wear their USS Enterprise cap or stand when invited to at a worship service near July 4, we may not know about their service. In fact, 10 percent of our neighbors are veterans, and North Carolina has the most… Continue Reading→
“Come for dinner and fellowship if your spouse is deployed or just working late.” That’s the invitation for Northwoods UMC’s Deployed Spouses Dinners, held the second Monday each month in the fellowship hall of this Jacksonville, NC church. It is advertised through Facebook, email, the church bulletin/website, a banner outside the church, and by word… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward introduces opportunities for conversation about ways United Methodist churches can engage in ministry with veterans and military families dealing with physical and moral injury.