Bishop Fairley reminds us that November is Native American Heritage Month and we use this special time to join our voices in ways that foster justice for our Native American neighbors and give thanks for all they teach us about a healthy respect for each other and all of God’s creation.
November is National Native American Heritage Month. Take this opportunity to learn about the history of Native Americans and their relationship to The United Methodist Church. Host a book discussion or study for your congregation. The Media Center offers the following books and studies to use individually or in small groups. We also recommend the… Continue Reading→
As the effects of climate change become more pronounced, Indigenous communities are seeing their homes rapidly change. From devastating droughts to excessive flooding, Indigenous peoples are facing the climate crisis head on. This article from The New York Times shares the stories of different communities and nations across the country and their hope for greater… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward talks with Dr. Kenneth Locklear (Gateway District Superintendent) about how the Native American Ministries Offering has been instrumental in his life and ministry.
Please remember that this Sunday, May 5, we will celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday. Did you know that more than 20,000 Native Americans are part of The United Methodist Church? We will receive a special offering that directly supports Native American congregations minister authentically with their communities while honoring creative expressions of culture and heritage…. Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and Gateway District Superintendent, Sam Wynn, have a conversation about the Native American Ministries special offering and the historic contributions of Native American people in the life of The United Methodist Church, particularly in the North Carolina Conference.
2013 marked the 125th anniversary of Methodist Deaconesses, lay women called by God to engage in full time vocations of love, justice and service. NC Annual Conference currently has three Deaconesses and three Home Missioners (lay men) appointed by the Bishop to various ministries within NC. Two of them, Deaconess Melba McCallum (#S-00195) and Home… Continue Reading→
Today, through 10-Fold, we journey with our Missionaries serving in the U.S. One serves here with us in the North Carolina Conference. Read more of his story below, but before you do, please register at 10-Fold. Today’s sponsor will donate $1 on your behalf toward the wondrous ministries of our U.S. based missionaries. Gary… Continue Reading→