During Annual Conference in Lake Junaluska, Board Chairman Tom Jordan presented the Foundation’s largest ever contribution toward Conference initiatives, a gift of $217,000 in support of the Comprehensive Plan of Equity, Peacemaking in Communities and Strengthening “First” Churches across Western North Carolina.
Board chairs past and present (from left): Chris Davis, Sam Smith, Anne Martin, Tom Jordan
A group of clergy gathered in May for the final session of the Reynolds Program for Church Leadership, an experience designed to strengthen leadership skills and equip clergy to more effectively lead their congregations.
The Foundation welcomes two new staff members and celebrates a new role for another. Allison Cockrill (pictured at left) is our Executive Support Specialist. Kelly Fellows (right) joins us as Program Support Specialist. And Amanda Goedert (center) transitions to Financial Services Support Specialist from her previous role as Executive Support Specialist.
Niner United brings together UNC Charlotte students from four denominations for worship, small groups and service.
Every summer, the people of First UMC in Salisbury provide a week of summer camp for children from challenging economic circumstances.
One year ago, the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred swept through Haywood County, devastating the rural communities of Canton and Cruso. United Methodist church groups and volunteers are answering the call to rebuild.