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Jul. 22, 2014 An article that appeared in the Cabarrus News featuring the Opportunity House. This ministry began with Midway United Methodist Church, Kannapolis.Read more »
Jul. 22, 2014 Commentary from a United Methodist missionary serving in Honduras about the immigration issue we are are experiencing in the United States.Read more »
Jul. 22, 2014 Pfeiffer University announces that Dr. Jerry Boone will serve as interim president, effective Aug. 10. Dr. Boone, who served Pfeiffer College as dean of student affairs and associate professor of English from 1969-82, will hold this new position until a permanent successor to Michael C. Miller is appointed. President Miller announced his retirement earlier this month.Read more »
Jul. 21, 2014 A collection of training events and conferences across the denomination compiled by the United Methodist News Service.Read more »
Jul. 21, 2014 Here is a story about Jesus showing up at Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem on a Sunday morning, told by the Rev. Duke Ison in his own original and witty way.Read more »
By Rev. Evelyn Lemons
The Watauga Missional Network was established in the fall of 2012 soon after our new D.S. Rev. Lory Beth Huffman arrived to the Appalachian District. We have been meeting on a regular basis during the school year, with a short break in our schedule for the summer and annual conference schedule.
It took our network a good while to discern what kind of mission work our churches could do together and yet do that work in the back door of our own community as we are spread apart over all of Watauga County in the mountains of North Carolina. Our geography does bring a challenge, especially in the winter when it comes to getting people to travel very far to a meeting to support the work of our Missional network. Our solution has been to focus on building a relationship with the school in our community.
We started this work by asking each pastor in our network to go meet with the principal in the elementary school in the community of where their church is located. We interviewed principals and asked them, “How can the church serve the unmet needs of your school?” The relationships started on a note of friendship and service. Through this past school year, each church looked for ways to connect with their school. Four churches in our network have done hands on work with students at their partnering school.
Young pastors and lay leaders count up twenty things churches can do to reach new people and make disciples. This video was produced by the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church for Annual Conference 2014.Watch more on our YouTube channel »
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