Congratulations to 2016 PHW Certified Congregations

February 13, 2017

Congratulations to the following congregations from the Western North Carolina Conference and the North Carolina Conference  who received their Partners in Health and Wholeness certification for 2016 and are/were eligible for grants to expand or implement health and wellness ministries in 2016/2017. We are delighted to walk alongside these churches who are exploring what it means to engage with the health needs of their communities through a lens of faith. These names represent ministries that include some or all of the following: free exercise classes for their community, healthier food pantries, community gardens, nutrition workshops, walking trails, health fairs, bible studies around food and faith/faith and health, new health and wellness committees, children/teen workshops, community tables and mental health training workshops. Most importantly these names represent congregations engaging in place based ministries that embrace God’s shalom.
Ahoskie UMC – Ahoskie, NC                                                                   Allensville UMC – Roxboro, NC Andrews UMC – Andrews, NC                                                                 Antioch UMC – Four Oaks, NC Asbury UMC – Cove City, NC                                                              Beauty Spot UMC – Rowland, NC Bethesda UMC – Asheville, NC                                                                Bethlehem UMC -  Climax, NC Blackburn’s Chapel UMC – Todd, NC                                              Blackcreek UMC – Black Creek, NC Boger City UMC – Lincolnton, NC                                                  Bryson City UMC – Bryson City, NC Brevard’s Chapel UMC – Denver, NC                                                            Candor UMC – Candor, NC Center UMC – Sanford, NC                                                                       Christ UMC – Greensboro, NC Concord UMC – Graham, NC                                                                            Cruso UMC – Canton, NC Deerfield UMC – Boone, NC                                                                                Erwin UMC – Erwin, NC Farmville UMC – Farmville, NC                                                            First UMC Hickory – Hickory, NC First UMC Pembroke – Pembroke, NC                                     Jarvis Memorial UMC – Greenville, NC Jonesboro UMC – Sanford, NC                                                                             Kenly UMC – Kenly, NC Long’s UMC – Canton, NC                                                                          Miller’s Chapel – St Pauls, NC Milwaukee Charge UMC – Conway, NC                                    Mishop Springs UMC – Whiteville, NC Morris Chapel UMC – Walkertown, NC                                     New Sharon UMC – Hillsborough, NC Oriental UMC – Oriental, NC                                                                 Pinehurst UMC – Pinehurst, NC Pine Level First UMC – Smithfield, NC                                                      Pleasant Grove – Raleigh, NC Prospect UMC – Maxton, NC                                                                Reelsboro UMC – New Bern, NC Rhems UMC – New Bern, NC                                                Rhyne Memorial UMC – Red Springs, NC Saxahapaw UMC – Saxahapaw, NC                                                    Shady Grove UMC – Kinston, NC Singletary UMC – Dublin, NC                                                                       Solid Rock UMC – Olivia, NC St John UMC – Avon, NC                                                                        Stonewall UMC – Stonewall, NC Swansboro UMC – Swansboro, NC                                     Wesley Chapel UMC – Elizabethtown, NC Wesley Chapel UMC – Reidsville, NC                                                 Woodleaf UMC –  Woodleaf, NC   STRIVE TO REVIVE GRANT RECIPIENTS Bright Hope Laurel UMC – Mars Hill, NC   (churches in bold are from the Western North Carolina Conference) Contact: Nicole Johnson,, 828.767.0181