The MERCI Warehouse, (676 Community Dr., Goldsboro) will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 18-19 from 8:30am-4pm to receive items needed for health kits and cleaning kits ONLY. Volunteers are also needed to assemble the kits. Please bring only the items listed – https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Kits The warehouse will also be open on Saturday, Sept. 22… Continue Reading→
Watch the recording of today’s Facebook Live below. Jaye White, Director of Outreach Ministries, and Ann Huffman, Disaster Readiness Coordinator, discuss how to prepare for Hurricane Florence and what to do after the storm.
The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation, recently awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) $17,500 to support the unmet needs of families in Robeson County who were victims of Hurricane Matthew. At least five families will benefit from this generosity. Funds… Continue Reading→
We are in the bullseye of Hurricane Florence and experts are issuing warnings of a storm on the same scale as Hurricane Hazel in 1954. North Carolina Conference Disaster Response is closely monitoring the storm’s progress. It is essential that we take their warnings seriously and be prepared. Essential Resources for Hurricane Florence Read 5… Continue Reading→
The sanctuary was packed with worshipers on Sunday, September 9, 2018. It had been many months since congregants were able to give thanks and praise in the historic building of 1st UMC Hamlet. Back in March, an arson fire ruined the sanctuary, and last Sunday was the first time they were able to enjoy the… Continue Reading→
This litany for blessing of the backpacks was written by the Rev. Kathie Wilkinson, Mt. Sylvan UMC, Durham. God of all knowledge and wisdom, Bless these backpacks and each student that will carry them every day of this school year. As students carry these backpacks, may they be reminded of the love and… Continue Reading→
Wil Bailey, conference missionary to Costa Rica, participated in a conference workteam to Puerto Rico recently and has produced a video documenting highlights from that experience. Note that Conference Mission Interpreter, Rev. Bill Haddock was our team leader for this trip. Thanks to everyone who served!
Each year the Key Taylor Award is given to a rural congregation that has committed to mission and service. They must pay their apportionments, support Advance giving, and demonstrate a commitment to ministerial growth. This year’s recipient is St. John UMC located in Avon, NC on the Outer Banks. Some of their many servant ministries… Continue Reading→
“Golden Cross” is a ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in our Annual Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross, United Methodists care for members of our local churches in time of emotional stress and financial need. We have served scores of families across our districts…. Continue Reading→
In spring 2018, the American Red Cross awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) a $13,900 grant to provide funding for rebuilding homes in Robeson County affected by Hurricane Matthew. During the grant period, April 1 – June 30, funds were to be disbursed among several homes, with the recommendation… Continue Reading→