It’s that time of year again!
Turn in your 2016 Christmas boxes for children who live in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. All boxes need to be at the MERCI Center Warehouse by October 1, 2016 so that they can be processed and readied for overseas shipment. Please carefully follow the list of contents for 2016 which is found on our Conference website. https://nccumc.org/outreach/project-agape/
The Sound District Churches have given this program a wonderful head-start by having Christmas in July. Over 900 Christmas boxes have been delivered to MERCI already from that District! THANK YOU!
Other Districts have established drop-off locations. Please call those particular churches for office hours when boxes can be delivered. The list of drop off locations include:
Beacon District – Hertford UMC and Mt. Olivet UMC: Manteo
Capital District – MERCI Warehouse at 676 Community Drive, Goldsboro
Corridor District – Front Street UMC in Burlington and Bethany UMC in Durham
Fairway District – Merritt’s Chapel UMC and St. Luke UMC in Sanford (after Sept 15)
Gateway District – Robeson County Church and Community Center in Lumberton and Haymount UMC in Fayetteville
Harbor District – Lake Waccamaw UMC
Heritage Distric – Henderson: First and First UMC: Rocky Mount
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Bill Haddock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 910.262.3831
You can really make a difference in the life of a child who will not receive help from any other agency or program. The United Methodists from the North Carolina Conference and the Western North Carolina Conference are the only people who send much needed assistance to this part of the world. Many of these children are refugees from Syria, and others have been living in poverty their entire lives. Your efforts will go a long way toward sharing the generous spirit of our loving and gracious God!
Thank you for participating in this ministry to God’s children in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh!