With so much loss throughout the pandemic, it could be helpful to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday by focusing on gratitude. The Media Center recommends these studies for small groups. We also have several resources to help your church plan a program or activities around the Thanksgiving holiday for adults, youth, and children. Does your… Continue Reading→
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Media Center recommends these curricula, books, and online resources for pastors, church leaders, and small groups to help prevent violence against women and be able to respond appropriately when abuse occurs. Resources are also available for use with youth and children. Also, The Office of Black Church Studies… Continue Reading→
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→
The world has been a scary place. Embrace the times with attention to Halloween this year especially since it falls on a Sunday! We have small-group studies, youth curriculum, and children’s books to guide your church through the end of October with Halloween, Reformation Day, and All Saints’ Day. You can also use these online… Continue Reading→
Whether your church is meeting in-person, online, or both, there are new resources to use in preparing for Advent this year. We can also look back to the wisdom that was offered last year and still find it useful this year. The NC Conference Media Center offers planning resources, studies, devotionals, and more to help… Continue Reading→
Emily Lain, Conference Youth President, joins Bishop Ward as they recap Annual Conference Session for Youth (ACS), where they celebrated their 70th anniversary last week.
Bishop Ward highlights the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference on Wednesday and the Annual Conference Session (ACS) for Youth in this busy week for the conference.
Discovering and applying individual spiritual gifts can help ministries to thrive. We feature here a brand new book on spiritual gifts written by the NC Conference’s own Dr. Christine Harman, as well as other curricula and books to be used in small groups, leadership teams, and for personal assessment to enable Christians to do the… Continue Reading→
The Conference Connectional Table (CCT) met May 18 by Zoom for the second of its quarterly meetings in 2021. A meeting summary follows. STRUCTURAL UPDATES Bishop Leonard Fairley will come among us as episcopal leader in September. At Annual Conference, we will report the following shifts through the structure review process. Beth Hood will become… Continue Reading→