Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. has generously supported Disaster Ministries in Cumberland County. Disaster Ministries has been awarded several grants totaling over $90,000 that have supplied safety equipment, materials for home repairs, and staff. There have been multiple homeowners in Cumberland County that have been able to repair their… Continue Reading→
Dear friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. You are a wonderfully generous people! Thank you for giving… offering prayers, resources, presence, and skills through the 18 Disaster Recovery Centers now hosting volunteers; creating Christmas boxes under the loving direction of Nara Melkonyan, Project AGAPE Director, for children… Continue Reading→
The Highland United Methodist Church Community Victory Garden is more than a place to grow fruits and vegetables. It makes people better and builds community.
On October 7, members of the NC Conference Disaster Ministries team met with representatives from Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) at their offices in Alexandria, VA. IRUSA is one of our vital partners in the work of recovery in eastern North Carolina. IRUSA is a large, multifaceted organization, working around the world to alleviate suffering and… Continue Reading→
This post is the second in a series about Bowen Family Systems Theory. Before we launch in to the eight concepts of Bowen Theory, let’s define what a family system is. A family system is a cohesive emotional unit. Emotions are highly complex and are generated in the brain. They are behavioral patterns that are… Continue Reading→
In a recent article, Jeff Brumley explains why quite a few church leaders are raising questions about the Operation: Christmas Child ministry of Samaritan’s Purse (see https://baptistnews.com/article/franklin-graham-toxic-charity-concerns-send-churches-packing-from-operation-christmas-child/#.XcV5tcBKhdg). Mr. Brumley shares examples of church leaders who have re-imagined their previous support of the ministry commonly known as the Shoebox Ministry and are now finding local ministry… Continue Reading→
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Disaster Ministries shared an update on the success of Eat for Relief in one of their latest posts. Let’s help them get more volunteers! Thank you for helping get people back in their homes.
In this season when we give thanks, it is appropriate to give thanks for every volunteer who has come to MERCI this year or who has helped us in your local Church by putting together kits and checking Agape boxes. We are getting near the finish line for checking those Agape Christmas boxes. As these boxes are… Continue Reading→