Project Agape Director to Itinerate in WNCC

March 14, 2016

Nara-MelkonyanProject AGAPE’s Country Director Nara Melkonyan will itinerate in the Western North Carolina Conference mid-May until Annual Conference in mid-June. Churches are invited to schedule Nara for presentations on Project AGAPE Sunday School, worship, youth, mission or any other group that would be interested in learning more about this joint mission project with the Armenian Apostolic Church in Armenia. If you wish to schedule Nara, please contact the coordinator for your section of the conference. Churches new to Project AGAPE are especially encouraged to invite Nara. Below is a listing of the dates and coordinators:

  • May 12 – 18 (Metro and Uwharrie Districts): Rev. Mark Barden, mbarden@wnccumc.net, 336-835-2323 or 336-466-0884
  • May 19 – 25 (Northern Piedmont and Yadkin Valley Districts): Rev. Cecil Donahue, cdonahue@center-umc.com, 336-643-7765
  • May 26 - June 3 (Appalachian and Catawba Valley Districts): Linda Erlandson, linda.erlandson@gmail.com, 336-366-0112
  • June 4 – June 12 (Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain Districts): Sharon LeDuc, skleduc@prodigy.net, 828-230-0464
The North Carolina Conference and the Western North Carolina Conference partnered with the Armenian Apostolic Church in forming Project AGAPE in 1994 to provide relief following a devastating earthquake and the collapse of their economy after the Soviet Union dissolved. Currently, Project AGAPE is the only humanitarian aid organization at work in Nagorno-Karabagh providing support for food, clothing, medicine and more. Having Nara share with your congregation is an effective way to show how outreach ministry from the Western North Carolina Conference is making a significant impact in the world.

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