UMVIM Winter Mission Academy

UMVIM Winter Mission Academy

1/26/2021
Sign up for classes February 1-12. All classes will meet online from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central Time / 5:00 - 7:00 p.m Mountain Time / 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Local Author named 2020 Best Book Finalist by American Book Fest for Resource Encouraging Abuse Survivors to Thrive

Local Author named 2020 Best Book Finalist by American Book Fest for Resource Encouraging Abuse Survivors to Thrive

1/13/2021
There is something about a new year that invites a desire to release and claim. Many people were eager to release the hardships of 2020 and claim the hope of 2021. Individually, we have the opportunity to reflect more deeply, more spiritually on what we wish to release and claim. Survivors of abuse and trauma particularly need this opportunity. That is because we often build walls to protect ourselves but they often keep out the very things we desire. In the book, Awakening the Light: A Going-Forward Survivors to Thrivers Story, Tambry Harris talks about the powerful wall she constructed to protect herself. This story describes the vulnerability needed to look and see the wall you have built up and then how to dismantle it.
Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

1/7/2021
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has 350 missionaries serving in 70 different nations, said the Rev. Judy Chung, executive director of missionary service. The highest numbers are located, in order, in Africa, North America and Asia.
Christmas Offering - Project AGAPE

Christmas Offering - Project AGAPE

12/31/2020
Project AGAPE is a collaborative effort that we share with our sister Conference, the North Carolina Conference. For 27 years, United Methodists of North Carolina have built churches, schools and medical clinics and have sponsored homes for children. And yet, today, the need is greater than ever before. On September 27, the region in which the Project AGAPE compound is located suffered a massive attack by the state-sponsored terrorist group, Azerbaijan. That was followed by 44 days of cluster ...
Cleaning Supplies Available from Mission Response Center

Cleaning Supplies Available from Mission Response Center

12/9/2020
The Mission Response Center in Terrell has extra cleaning supplies available for pickup upon request. Items include: dish soap, laundry detergent, scrubbing pads, air freshener, bleach, all purpose cleaner, clotheslines/pins, and trash bags.
Mission Engagement Blog - December 2020

Mission Engagement Blog - December 2020

12/3/2020
Check out the latest Mission Engagement Blog.
ZOE Empowers - Virtual Mission Trip

ZOE Empowers - Virtual Mission Trip

12/3/2020
Pack your bags for a virtual trip to Rwanda, Kenya, and India! Glimpse the kingdom of God with orphaned and vulnerable children around the world lifting themselves permanently out of poverty. What does this unique travel experience include?
Project AGAPE Update from Nara Melkonyan, Director

Project AGAPE Update from Nara Melkonyan, Director

12/3/2020
Nara Melkonyan, Director of Project Agape, gives an update on the impact of the Armenian-Azerbaijan war on Project AGAPE's ministries.
Virtually Connect with the Randalls, Global Ministries Missionaries

Virtually Connect with the Randalls, Global Ministries Missionaries

12/2/2020
Rev. Courtney and Rev. Dan Randall are UM elders serving as Global Ministries missionaries, yet COVID restrictions in the Holy Land have delayed their departure. They are living in Charlotte while they wait for their visas, and they would like to virtually connect with congregations in the Western North Carolina Conference.
Project Agape and Armenia: Update & Call to Prayer

Project Agape and Armenia: Update & Call to Prayer

11/24/2020
The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan has come to an end. Our Armenian brothers and sisters and our partners at Project Agape still need our prayers. Bishop Leeland and the Project Agape Board give an update on the situation and call all Western North Carolina United Methodists to prayer.
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