First UMC of Hendersonville partners with the Safelight shelter, counseling, and training services to bring hope to survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child abuse in Henderson County. Safelight recently recognized the First UMC contributions by selecting them as the 2021 Faith-Based Institution Humanitarian Award recipient.
If you are a Disaster Response leader in your district, an ERT Leader, or involved in Disaster Response within your district office, please sign up for the two-part District Orientation.
Please join us for a Project AGAPE Virtual Mission trip on Thursday July 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST via Zoom.
The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Please check with your Annual Conference to determine your respective deadline for application (typically in mid- to late summer).
The Restoration House serves as a physical location for services of healing through in-house services and partnerships with other not-for-profit organizations that offer medical services, financial counseling, and relational mediation in the Bryson City, NC area. To support, check out the upcoming fundraisers and volunteer opportunities!
Check out the Mission Engagement Blog page for a new blog by Camille Roddy, Chair, Congregations 4 Children.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has organized a series of four workshops for rural faith leaders to come together to discuss, learn, and share information and resources to help individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). The next workshop will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Learn more and register today.
If you are a pastor or staff person involved in missions and seeking on-going community and training, consider becoming a part of the Mission Pastor Cohort.
Join us on May 6th for Faith into Action: Advocating for Children in NC! The Western NC Child Advocacy Network, Congregations4Children (WNCCUMC), and NC Child will share their experience and expertise related to child advocacy.
"Just over a week ago, many of our churches gathered, in person or virtually, to celebrate Maundy Thursday, a night when we remember how Jesus’ command to ‘love one another as I have loved you” was instituted around the table. Throughout Jesus' ministry, he was regularly feeding others. Food and feeding the hungry was a way Jesus showed love and a way God invites us to show love...Many churches have food-related ministries: gardens, pantries, community meals. Yet, often, we struggle to feel like these ministries are having the impact we want them to have. " Read more of the latest Mission Engagement blog by Rev. Laura Byrch discussing this month's topic, "Come to the Table."