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It starts with a spark: Serving students in a rural church

How does a rural church with 13 people in the pews on any given Sunday nearly quadruple its attendance and...

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Swain County C4C: A community effort to support summer literacy

Four women from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church stand behind a make-shift breakfast buffet in the Bryson City United Methodist Church...

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‘We are called to communities and not to buildings’ — Church hosts Back to School Bash in Ramseur

The threat of rain in Ramseur, North Carolina on Aug. 24 did nothing to dissuade students and their families from...

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C4C: How the United Methodist Church supports our students

Nobody knows what a child is worth And the world must wait and see For every person in an honored...

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Heal here first: Notes from the 2019 Convocation on the Rural Church

On the second day of The Duke Endowment’s Convocation on the Rural Church, all of the air was sucked out...

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Who said messy can’t also be beautiful?

Each Saturday for the past four years, folks like Kim, Adam, Erin, Alejandra, Bibi, Amber, Juan, Heather, Daniel, Mac, Aciano,...

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Children of the World Learning Center celebrates a successful first year

It was a regular day at the Children of the World Learning Center (COTWLC). Fall was in the air, and...

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WATCH: The little school for refugees

When H’Thin Rochom came to the United States in 2005, she was too young to remember much about her family’s...

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Anchor institutions of North Carolina: Rural faith leaders gather in Burlington

“What is your story? What is your relationship with your constantly evolving story? How do you hold, fold, carry, or...

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Changing the narrative: Embracing the power of hospitality

“What does it mean to be human, and how will we be connected?” asked Krista Tippett, founder of the On...

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Building a just food system for all: Notes from RAFI’s Come to the Table conference

“What does it mean to create a system that is good and just for…every human being?” Kristen Richardson-Frick of The...

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Sources of Strength: A school and church working together for suicide prevention

“What keeps you up at night?” Sue Boggs, missions coordinator at Smith Grove United Methodist Church asked Jenny McPherson, lead...