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Perspective | A harmonious partnership between a church and community college

The congregation of Harmony United Methodist Church understood that the rural town of Harmony was hungry. They had several successful...

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Church buildings can be used for more than ministry. Here’s how.

It was a chance encounter that Reverend Karen Easter Bayne met Deneen Gill at a NC Rural Center event last...

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Hope Restorations: One job, one home at a time

On Tuesdays at Hope Restorations, everyone gathers around the table to share a meal. While people make sandwiches or pass...

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Improving the quality of life in Clay County with the help of Woodchuckers

Hayesville, North Carolina sits along the Hiwassee River in Clay County and is home to part of the Chatuge Lake....

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Using community connections to feed rural students when schools are closed

Beginning on March 16, Gov. Roy Cooper closed all North Carolina public schools. This left 1.5 million students at home...

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Scholarships and sweets: Morganton churches come together to support Latina youth

What do Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians have in common? In Morganton, they have a bakery and a unified...

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Perspective | Mobile Market is a community effort to end hunger

Warren and 10 of his 14 children waited patiently outside in the gathering area for their number to come up. The...

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Perspective | Sources of strength: Rural church partners with middle school to address suicide and mental health

When Smith Grove United Methodist Church learned that each week there are on average five students with suicidal ideation at...

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Transplanting traditions through food and farming

Transplanting Traditions, a community farm in Chapel Hill, works with 25 families on eight acres and, as of the 2018...

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God’s Garden: Giving thanks for neighbors feeding neighbors

This is the fourth piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here,...

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Hogs in Hayesville: Sustainable agriculture and a sign of hope

This is the third piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here...

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Open Hearts Bakery: Serving up economic opportunity with a side of pie

This is the second piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here....