AGAPE Board Makes A Pivot Most every ministry has had to make some pivot—some change of direction—during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our ministry to Armenia and Artsakh, which we call AGAPE, also has to make a pivot. The AGAPE Board recognizes the hardships of local Churches which has in turn meant a slow down in financial […]
Why Project Agape Is Not a Toxic Charity
In a recent article, Jeff Brumley explains why quite a few church leaders are raising questions about the Operation: Christmas Child ministry of Samaritan’s Purse (see https://baptistnews.com/article/franklin-graham-toxic-charity-concerns-send-churches-packing-from-operation-christmas-child/#.XcV5tcBKhdg). Mr. Brumley shares examples of church leaders who have re-imagined their previous support of the ministry commonly known as the Shoebox Ministry and are now finding local ministry […]
Helping Ganta Mission Station
The Reverends Jaye White, Ed Rutenkroger and Bill Haddock recently visited with the leadership of the Liberia Annual Conference to see how we might partner with members of that Conference with their Strategic Plan. Part of that plan is to support the hospital and nursing school, located at Ganta United Methodist Mission Station in Nimba […]
Upcoming trips to West Africa
The NC Conference has significant ties to West Africa. Specifically, the Beacon District has “adopted” Liberia as its place where a lot of foreign ministry takes place. The Harbor District Churches are working closely with the Sierra Leone Annual Conference—particularly at Rotifunk Hospital. One of the ways in which we form bonds with both the […]
AGAPE SUNDAY January 7
Mark your calendar! In this season of giving, and in this Conference year of ‘Generosity in All Places,’ please remember our friends in Armenia and take up a special offering on January 7, (or any time!). Check out this easily printable bulletin insert: AGAPE-PROJECT-2018 insert All of our work in Armenia is totally funded by […]
TODAY is Giving Tuesday!
‘Generosity in All Places’ is the theme of the year during our quadrennium of ‘Generosity in All Seasons.’ Today is the day to live into this theme! To counter Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let us put our treasures where our hearts are. Let’s be people who care less about things, and more about the […]
Conversations On Middle East Peace
On a Pilgrimage to Peace for Israel-Palestine – An Interfaith Program Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 3pm St Francis United Methodist Church 2965 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC Free & Open to the Public Daoud Nasser, Palestinian Christian from TENT OF NATIONS FARM near Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine, reports challenges of daily living, […]
Sponsor a Student in Liberia!
~ Impact an Entire Community! The NC Conference is seeking sponsors for students at Ganta United Methodist School in Liberia for the upcoming academic year. Please consider supporting a student this year, or gathering together a group from your church to do so. The cost is only $200 for the entire academic year. We encourage […]
What is 50/50 Mission? What’s Going On in Guatemala?
In Mission Together director, Rev. Patrick Friday will be the keynote presenter at the Guatemala Summit on May 11. Patrick comes to us from the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) Center for Mission Innovation and will introduce concepts of 50/50 partnerships and teach practical applications modules. We will also hear from representatives from organizations […]
MERCI Warehouse Workdays in May
The MERCI Warehouse continues to be a place to organize, pack and send relief supplies to places of need around the world! Thanks to the Capital District Mission IMPACT event held last Sunday, many supplies have been collected and will need to be sorted. All of those items will be going to Armenia to help […]