Stained glass finds new life as churches merge

The windows at Mouzon/Selwyn UMC have illuminated 80 years of baptisms, weddings, funerals and worship services. As the building comes down, these beautiful works of art will live on.

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How a 180-year-old church adapted to stay vital

Creative ministry has helped to sustain, and even grow, the congregation of First UMC in Asheboro at a time when many older downtown churches are struggling.

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Foundation plans new initiatives for 2022

Included in the budget is a 10 percent tithe of income to the WNC Conference for approximately $184,000, an expression of gratitude for the Conference’s role in our growth.

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Foundation offers guide to financial well-being

Saving Grace is changing the conversation around money in churches just like yours. This resource has proved so valuable, the Foundation is buying Leader Kits for the first 100 churches who register.

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Equipping local church leaders in financial ministry

The current class of 25 individuals from across the Conference will be stronger and better equipped because of their commitment.

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Foundation supports retired clergy, loved ones

The Foundation supports retired clergy and their spouses with an annual distribution from The Superannuate Endowment Fund.

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What does Lent mean to you?

Plainly and simply, we want to jump straight from Christmas Day to Easter Sunday so we can have something to celebrate.

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In Iredell County, these meals come with a blessing

When the pandemic brought an end to Bethel UMC's community dinner nights, a group of volunteers came up with a way to keep the ministry going. Now it is more popular than ever.

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Despite challenges, stewardship endures in African-American congregations

In many congregations, the offering happens without much forethought. We may even consider it an interruption to the spiritual flow of worship. But it's actually an important, biblical part of the service. Participants in a recent webinar series took a closer look.

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Stained glass finds new life as churches merge

Crews are removing the stained glass at Mouzon/Selwyn UMC as part of a preservation effort before the building is torn down.

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In Surry County, this cupboard is stocked with heart

Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to take what they need from the pantry and donate what they can so others can be helped.

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How a Hickory church is taking on the digital divide among local students, seniors

The church provides after-school tutoring, computer lab space and take-home meals for students at Southwest Elementary School, a nearby Title I school.

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Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant

Join our team! You'll work with the Director of Reynolds Ministries and Programs and the Director of Client Relations to enhance our mission as a ministry of the Church, for the Church, throughout western North Carolina and beyond.

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Pastor finds Advent wisdom in music of the Beatles

Rev. Morris Brown turned to four guys from England for a little help in crafting his Advent message to the people of Christ UMC.

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How a 180-year-old church adapted to stay vital

Creative ministry has helped to sustain, and even grow, the congregation of First UMC in Asheboro at a time when many older downtown churches are struggling.

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