Mission Updates

Volunteers in Mission - 2019 Trips

Volunteers in Mission - 2019 Trips

11/13/2018
Registration is underway for Mission Trips to Belize, Costa Rica, and Guatemala in 2019. Click here to view the trips.  
Global Mission Fellows Application

Global Mission Fellows Application

10/25/2018
The Global Mission Fellows Program application has launched at Global Ministries. This 2-year mission service opportunity for young adults, ages 20-30, to work in social justice ministries. With two tracks, Fellows leave their home communities and work either in the United States or internationally. This graduate-level fellowship allows participants to address the root causes of oppression and alleviate human suffering alongside community organization in a variety of issue areas, including ...
Hurricane Disaster Response

Hurricane Disaster Response

9/20/2018
Following Hurricanes Michael and Florence, here are ways you can respond. The Western North Carolina Conference Committee on Relief continues to monitor the damages and will provide updates on Conference response efforts.
Puerto Rico Mission Trips (Ongoing)

Puerto Rico Mission Trips (Ongoing)

8/7/2018
Volunteer for the efforts to support the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR), as they work to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. The purpose of this mission trip is to work with the Puerto Rico Methodist Church for relationship development through the rebuilding of homes and churches. We will seek to offer ourselves sacrificially under the direction of UMVIM and the local church. The next trip dates are TBD and will be announced here. Click here to read the General Guidelines for a Puerto Rico...
Newsletter of the E-Readers Project Features Uwharrie District

Newsletter of the E-Readers Project Features Uwharrie District

7/10/2018
Check out the latest newsletter of the E-Readers Project, which featured members of the Uwharrie District. Click here to read more. "With this newsletter, we welcome a new school to the E-Reader Project—the Bishop Wenner School of Theology in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Julu Swen recently visited the school and led a training on using the e-readers for all the students. This particular group of e-readers were made possible by donors in the Uwharrie District of the Western North Carolina Conference,...
Meds & Food for Kids Video

Meds & Food for Kids Video

7/2/2018
Check out the video here. Meds & Food for Kids is a social enterprise dedicated to saving the lives of malnourished children in Haiti. Please help MFK: https://mfkhaiti.org/contribute/
A WELCOMING TABLE: A Ministry WITH the poor experiential training event

A WELCOMING TABLE: A Ministry WITH the poor experiential training event

6/14/2018
At the altar table and around the dinner table, in the meeting room and beside the picnic table, this highly diverse congregation is thriving in part because of its emphasis on authentic relationship and mutual service. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore Haywood Street’s organizational structure and examine best practices for sustainable and transformational ministry WITH the poor. A focus of the workshop is supporting congregations in developing or strengthening ministry with the ...
Mission Connection Team Meeting - Saturday June 2nd

Mission Connection Team Meeting - Saturday June 2nd

5/22/2018
The Mission Connection Leadership Team Team of the Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church will be hosting a Mission Connection Team Meeting on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at Williamson's Chapel UMC in Mooresville. Lunch will be provided. Mission Connection Teams are being formed for collaboration and resource sharing. The missional call in the hearts and churches of the Western North Carolina Conference is strong. Many individuals and churches serve in a myriad of ...
Disaster Response Update - Greensboro Tornado

Disaster Response Update - Greensboro Tornado

4/26/2018
Disaster Response Update - Greensboro Tornado On April 15th, 2018 an EF2 Tornado struck the Greensboro area, killing one and causing widespread damage. Disaster Response teams from various organizations, including some from the WNCC UMC, are currently helping with disaster relief efforts in the area. Habitat for Humanity is coordinating the disaster response effort in the area. Guilford County has indicated there are still many areas with down trees and power lines.  There are many homes and ...
Fall 2018 - Packing Instructions and Project AGAPE/UMCOR Drop-Off Locations

Fall 2018 - Packing Instructions and Project AGAPE/UMCOR Drop-Off Locations

3/17/2018
  Packing Instructions and Project AGAPE/UMCOR Drop-Off Locations Please pack all items in the smallest box that is appropriate.  Recommended box size is 16” X 12” X 12” since boxes of that size can be reused as part of a shipment. List the contents on the outside of the box. Also, pack the boxes as full and tight as possible.  That prevents boxes from being crushed as they are stacked in the warehouse awaiting the sorting process. If at all possible, avoid using plastic bags, ...
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