Faced with natural disasters, we also celebrate God’s goodness in rallying the faith community to work together ecumenically to rebuild homes and restore lives. After the Faustino Castro Lopez family lost its home to the May 21, 2015 tornado near Bolton, NC, Rev. Sam Loy, a trained NCC Disaster Response leader, organized community efforts to […]
Salvadoran Mission Partnership Thrives
Long standing relationships between NC churches and the Evangelical Methodist Church in El Salvador continue to bear fruit. The 8 NCC mission teams to El Salvador in 2014 included many returnees. The Fairway and Heritage Districts have adopted the Salvadoran Mission as their district-wide mission project. The love between the NCC missioners and the people […]
Early Response Team gets quick Call!
Harry, Barbara, Carolyn, and David, from FUMC Washington, NC, received Disaster Early Response Training during April. They had no idea that their training and presence would become a blessing for tornado survivors so immediately! Here is part of their story as they respond to the disaster in their community. We need many volunteers. As […]
Thanks for Caring – You are a Blessing!
During the final days of April, multiple tornadoes touched down across areas of north-eastern North Carolina and damaged or destroyed more than 400 homes. Several hundred United Methodist volunteers from across the North Carolina Conference, the Western North Carolina Conference, Virginia Conference, and other conferences, began the initial work of serving the many people who were […]
Tornado Emergency – Please Help
Dear United Methodist friends,Grace and peace in the strong name of Jesus Christ.Strong winds swept into eastern North Carolina Friday evening,impacting many of our neighbors. Scores of homes were destroyed ordamaged. A child was killed in Edenton. Many are in need of comfort,assistance and hope today.We are grateful to our Disaster Response leaders who are working tirelessly […]
Saturday Tornado Relief Work Day – Please Help!
April 12, 2014 Tornado Relief Effort (Beaufort & Hyde County) Here is the information for that effort; *We have made contact with 7 families that could use our assistance. *The primary work will be pick-up and clean-up debris and helping to salvage property from further damage. * Willing workers are needed. You do not need to be ERT […]
Rotifunk Hospital – Our Newest NC Advance
What began as an invitation for Rev. Edie Gleaves to preach at the Sierra Leone Annual Conference has become the NC Conference’s newest outreach – Rotifunk Hospital: Mission of Hope (#S-00281). Edie and a team from Wrightsville UMC visited Sierra Leone in March 2013 and discovered an impoverished West African country, still devastated from […]
Robeson County Work Teams Needed
Robeson County Church & Community Center (RCCCC, Advance #791742) provides food and emergency assistance to the poor and needy in Robeson County, NC, regardless of race or ethnicity. Many opportunities exist for mission work teams. The Center has a large number of requests to build wheelchair ramps and repair small floors, as well as repair […]
NCC/Peru Methodists Reaffirm Covenant
NCC and Peruvian Methodists met in November 2013 and reaffirmed their mutual commitment to be in mission together. NCC members are excited to attend the General Assembly of the Iglesia Metodista del Peru (Methodist Church of Peru) in March 2014, when a new bishop will be elected. This summer, NCC will be hosting Dr. Dora […]
District Mission Work Days at 3MC
Thanks to an exciting new partnership between 3MC, the NCC Mission Team, and NCC Disaster Response Committee, the small 3MC warehouse has become the staging area for the assembly, storage, and distribution of flood buckets, health kits, school kits, sewing kits, and AGAPE Christmas boxes. Each of the Districts has sent representatives to the Mission […]