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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...

 

Open doors: Serving the school down the street

The North Carolina United Methodist Church created Congregations for Children in 2013 to get churches involved in local schools. From providing food...

 

Open doors: A bilingual preschool

Susan Suarez Webster, assistant pastor for community outreach at Central United Methodist Church in Charlotte, realized about four years ago...

 

Building trust and listening to community at Blackburn Community Outreach, Inc.

Nestled on the border between Ashe and Watauga counties sits the community of Todd. Here, Blackburn Community Outreach, Inc. plays...

 

How Congregations for Children help public schools

Though there is a separation between faith communities and public schools, faith leaders are interested in educational issues. Hope Morgan...

 

Rural churches helping rural communities

Rural communities and rural Methodist churches share many characteristics and dynamics. Each want to honor their rich past and have...

 

C4C: A partnership between communities of faith and public education

Across North Carolina, congregations are mentoring, tutoring, and otherwise supporting their local schools, providing a model of partnership between communities...

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The intersection of faith and education

In this episode of EdTalk, Host Alex Granados interviews Hope Morgan Ward, bishop of the North Carolina Conference of the United...