Massey’s Chapel UMC in Durham (Corridor District) was founded in 1855 by John Massey and has worshiped in the current building facility since 1900. The church received the designation as a historic landmark in 1989 by the Durham County Properties Commission and Board of Commissioners but did not have a plaque to honor that designation. … Continue Reading→
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 firm deadline for application of September 1 of the year in which the application is made. Please note: Applications will only be accepted when submitted by the Conference… Continue Reading→
Recently, the Children Healthy Eating on Weekends (CHEW) Backpack Program of Richlands received the 2017 Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. The Rev. Edgar De Jesus, pastor of Richlands UMC, accepted the award on behalf of the volunteers. The CHEW Backpack Program main hub is the Mission Center (old parsonage) of Richlands UMC. The collection, storage, packing… Continue Reading→
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Quynh Nguyen, a General Board of Global Ministries missionary in Vietnam, will be visiting North Carolina from October 21, to November 4, 2017. Ms Nguyen will be available to visit Church groups of any size to share her work in Vietnam. To schedule Quynh at your Church, contact the Reverend Bill Haddock at firstname.lastname@example.org or… Continue Reading→
Will your church be planning an annual campaign this year? It is an important piece, but it is just one piece of what could (and should) be a larger stewardship strategy for your church. Join UM Discipleship Ministries as we explore annual campaign resources, time-tested tools, and a year-round strategy to keep generosity before your people… Continue Reading→
Early-bird registration for revitup!, an energizing event for young clergy, is available until October 20. From United Methodist benefits to how to go about finding money for ministry initiatives—you will go home with new insight, direction and lots of information to help balance life and ministry! Scholarships available! Visit Financial Wellness Resources for more info.
Over the last month, I have spent a good bit of time in gatherings of people. I joined women and men from all over the world to attend Duke Divinity School’s Summer Institute for Reconciliation in Durham, NC. The 8 or so miles I drove from Chapel Hill seemed quite paltry when I learned that the… Continue Reading→
Lake Junaluska, NC, June 20, 2017– Dr. Larry Ousley, will complete his tenure as the Executive Director of the Intentional Growth Center, Lake Junaluska, NC on December 31, 2017. The new Executive Director will begin January 1, 2018. A search for the next Executive Director is underway guided by the IGC Director Search Committee. Dr…. Continue Reading→