Today, Shades of Grace served its 10,000th meal since March 13

Today, Shades of Grace served its 10,000th meal since March 13

9/9/2020
Instead of providing a hot meal from a full serving line inside the building, Shades of Grace immediately went to providing brown-bag meals in an alley behind its downtown building. The safety guidelines enforced by Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church also changed or suspended many of Shades of Grace’s high-contact ministries.
Mission Engagement Blog - September 2020

Mission Engagement Blog - September 2020

9/8/2020
Check out the latest Mission Engagement Blog.
Committee on Relief Update: Hurricane Laura

Committee on Relief Update: Hurricane Laura

9/2/2020
The Committee on Relief has been in communication with the Louisiana Conference and is preparing to assist when it is deemed safe. At this time, ERT’s have not been asked to deploy as the assessment period is still ongoing. Please remember that ERTs cannot self deploy. If requested to deploy, the invitation will come from the host Conference through our Disaster Response Coordinator, Ben Rogers. If you have not taken the ERT certification course or are in need of renewing your badge, contact our Training Coordinator, Cailee Franklin.
Register for Eating Together Faithfully introductory training

Register for Eating Together Faithfully introductory training

9/2/2020
Interested in becoming an Eating Together Faithfully (ETF) facilitator? Mark your calendar for Friday, September 25th for our first online ETF Introductory Training! This two-hour training video call is for anyone interested in becoming an ETF facilitator and learning how to lead small ETF groups among their families, friends, congregations, and communities. Participants in this online training will be introduced to Life Around the Table and our mission, how the ETF Framework is designed, and things to consider before starting your own ETF small group.
The Church's Mission in the World: An online global missions course from Candler School of Theology

The Church's Mission in the World: An online global missions course from Candler School of Theology

9/2/2020
This online course offers a space for global mission dialogues. In this significant transition period in history, the church is called to rethink its mission of being the people of God called for the transformation of the world. Affirming the biblical tradition that forming a model community of mutuality and friendship in faith is an essential act of mission, the course takes a virtual mission journey with diverse mission scholars and practitioners who are serving around the world. By doing so, the course invites students to participate in God’s mission contextually.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission seeks nominations for Board of Directors

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission seeks nominations for Board of Directors

9/2/2020
The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission of the Southeastern Jurisdiction is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. UVIM, SEJ is led by a Board of Directors which helps oversee the operations, finances, and ministry of UMVIM, SEJ. Members of the Board of Directors are expected to be effective advocates for UMVIM, SEJ in their perspective leadership roles in the jurisdiction, Annual Conference(s), and local church(es). Visit the UVIM website to make a nomination.
Churches step up to help salvage school year

Churches step up to help salvage school year

8/31/2020
All across the United States, educators and parents are scrambling to reduce the threat of COVID-19 while ensuring children get the child care and education they need. In response, United Methodist churches are working with school districts to stand in the gap created by the coronavirus.
Evangelism for Non-Evangelists

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists

8/19/2020
This six-week online evangelism course introduces you to evangelism as a practice that helps you grow in your faith at the same time you develop the skills to share your faith with others.
Catawba Valley District churches participate in Potato Drop Ministry

Catawba Valley District churches participate in Potato Drop Ministry

8/12/2020
On Tuesday, July 8th a tractor trailer backed up to the BackPack Weekend Food Program (BWFP) warehouse loading dock with approximately 40,000 pounds of potatoes which would become food for hundreds of families across Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland Counties!
Just-In-Time Early Response Team Training

Just-In-Time Early Response Team Training

8/10/2020
Early Response Training - Online Class Now Available
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