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Resourceful Communities: Where faith and food intersect

“What is your favorite food memory?” Justine Post, the Faith and Food Coordinator at Resourceful Communities, posed this question to...

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Faith after Florence

In the fellowship hall of Faison United Methodist Church, you can find stacks of diapers on tables, shoes lined up...

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Haircuts, hot dogs, and pews full of bookbags: How churches prepare students for school

Back to school for students can be a tricky time. Excitement can lead to tears, a new year can mean...

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A world of welcome

My favorite memory from church did not take place in the sanctuary where I grew up. It didn’t happen close...

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Faith in Focus: What does it mean to be a champion for children?

“What does J.O.Y. stand for?” asked Jon David, district attorney of Brunswick County. “Jesus first, others second, yourself third.” It...

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Faith in Focus: A new outfit, a new mindset

Asbury United Methodist Church asked schools in the district about their greatest needs. From that question, the Asbury Resource Center,...

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Welcoming braver conversations at the 2018 Convocation on the Rural Church

Last week, EducationNC attended the 2018 Convocation on the Rural Church hosted by Duke Divinity School and The Duke Endowment. Speakers from across...

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The importance of welcome…and coffee

Embracing the power of welcome is the framework for learning and fellowship at the 2018 Convocation on the Rural Church...

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Faith in Focus: A look at the intersection of faith and education

Throughout our Faith in Focus series, one theme emerged from conversations with different congregations — community. From identifying food insecurity over...

 

Open doors: Breaking down barriers

Faison United Methodist Church saw an opportunity to address food insecurity over the summer in their community. Jabe Largen, minister...

 

Open doors: The parish mentality

Edenton Street United Methodist Church understands there is not a one-size-fits-all type of worship service. They have created micro-parishes, based...

 

Open doors: A gift for giving

For Courtney Wolfe, a first-generation college student, Christianity runs through her family. At Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church, she is...