The Conference Blog had its beginnings prior to 2013, but an ongoing, almost weekly version began here: Western North Carolina Conference Blog 2.0. The blog continues in a new place as a part of the conference website.
Opinions expressed in these articles are completely the views of the author and are not an official statement from the conference.
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. (from Wikipedia)
Most churches I know provide some sort of Back to School Ministry whether it is a school supply drive, a teacher appreciation brunch, free haircut days, or prayers in worship. Back to School Ministry of most any sort is a good way for the church to engage with its community, a way to share the love of Christ, and a way to serve generously.
I’m in Bethlehem, Israel/Palestine. It’s been 10 years since I resigned from St Mark UMC, arriving here for the first time. I’ve been looking at emails I sent then. After being here only a few days, I email a mentor, Chip Webb, saying, “I get it. I understand what you’ve been trying to tell me of the Palestinian suffering.”