Next Creation Care Book Discussion Monday, June 28, 2021 10:30am – 11:50am Join us for a discussion of Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis by Elin Kelsey “In the face of extreme eco-anxiety, scholar and award-winning author Elin Kelsey argues that our hopelessness—while an understandable reaction—is hampering our... Continue Reading→
Many individuals took advantage of giving online to their local church on the Conference website while staying at home during the worst parts of the pandemic. Since starting this program in March 2020, the Conference Treasurer’s Office has served 150 different churches and processed over $260,000 in tithes and offerings, depositing funds directly into church... Continue Reading→
Please join us August 9! Learn more about the Vietnam Mission Initiative
Do you sense God calling you to engage in an ongoing formal ministry at your local church or beyond in your community? OR, are you a Certified Lay Servant or Certified Lay Speaker whose occasional opportunities to speak or serve have brought forth a call to make a full-time commitment as a layperson? If so,... Continue Reading→
It feels like a distant memory now, being in a large crowd. But I do remember trying to navigate crowds with two kids in tow. “Stay close,” I would say, and eventually grab their wrists so I could keep hold of them as I would try to navigate to our exit. The only way I felt like I wouldn’t lose them was to stay connected. Hand - in - hand.
I feel like that might be what Jesus is saying to his disciples in John 15 (below). He is preparing them for the time when he will not be there: “Connect to me, now, while I’m here, so you will know how to stay connected when I am not here anymore.”
As we anticipate gathering at 10 am tomorrow for the 2021 Annual Conference session, here are things that may help you prepare to fully participate in the sessions. The Lumi platform will open at 9 am so you can log in and make sure your equipment is working. Please do not try to log in... Continue Reading→
Bishop Francis Asbury came to Jones County, NC on February 10, 1788. On his second visit to Jones County, he wrote in his journal January 24, 1791, “Monday 24. I had a most dreary ride to Trenton. Here I met with Lewis Bryan, brother to the late General: – his heart and house are open.... Continue Reading→
Do you attend or lead a small church? Is your church in a rural area? The NC Conference Media Center offers books and resources specifically tailored to your congregation’s unique challenges. We have books about small and rural church leadership, leading small youth groups, and teaching all ages of children in one room. We also... Continue Reading→
We invite you to join Annual Conference 2021 virtually on Thursday, June 17, from 10 am until 3:30 pm. Watch the livestream at live.nccumc.org or in the NC Conference app.