The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Renfro Trust Funds are available for award with a deadline for application of August 15, 2020 for the NC Conference. Please note: Applications will only be accepted when submitted through the Conference Secretary for Global Ministries (CSGM)… Continue Reading→
In one of our earliest stories about the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, we spent time on Ocracoke detailing the damage to the island community. Ocracoke UMC and the church’s parsonage sustained extensive damage from Dorian. The church was partially underwater; much of the sanctuary floor, along with pews, hymnals, and other items had to be… Continue Reading→
Belton Joyner (retired elder and General Conference Delegate) joins the podcast to reflect on his appointments throughout the years and his work in writing original mystery novels.
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a webinar with Brent A. Strawn… Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old TestamentPresented by the Leadership ExcellenceWith Brent A. StrawnWednesday, July 29, 11am EST(should last no longer than one hour) About the Webinar: In this webinar, Brent will discuss his forthcoming book,… Continue Reading→
So far, 2020 has been a year like none other. And still churches are serving our neighbors! Communities have come together in new and exciting ways! Rural congregations have had particular challenges and have heard God calling them into ministries despite the global pandemic, despite limited internet access, as they have been inspired to build… Continue Reading→
As we continue our efforts to help people who are experiencing food insecurity, MERCI will be working with the Society of St. Andrew to distribute USDA food boxes on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM. These particular food boxes are part of the Farmers to Families program which is a part of the U.S…. Continue Reading→
The 2021 apportionment calculation reports, along with related statistical tables from 2019, were delivered via email today, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Senior pastors – please check your conference email account and share this information with any others who may need it within your church. If you have not received a copy of your report, or… Continue Reading→
Jay Locklear (Conference Communications) & Adam Seate (Orange UMC) chat with Amie about their journeys in music ministry, from joining youth group to leading Pilgrimage.
We get it. Books, articles, webinars, and zooms are coming at you from every direction, all supporting your maneuver through these challenging times. We are grateful for – and need – each one of these resources. But, that said, don’t miss this one – the one that offers a process for congregations to become more… Continue Reading→