Project Agape Sunday Reminder (Drop Off Schedule and Locations)


AGAPEinsert.inddReminder: Project Agape Sunday is April 26th- more information THE NEXT HUMANITARIAN AID AND CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX PICK-UP FOR ARMENIA To help you, please download the 2015 Instructions which includes priority items, instructions for packing, the drop-off points listed above, and the specific hours the drop-off points will be open to collect these items.  Please encourage your churches to support this United Methodist ministry of humanitarian aid for the children, women, and men of Armenia.  For Christmas Shoe Box instructions: Download PDF and print out the Christmas Shoe Boxes packing list for the list supplies. Spring Drop off dates : Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1 Locations: Maylo UMC, 1900 Spenser Mountain Road, Gastonia (near Ranlo), 704.824.3529, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon.-Thur. Central UMC, 410 Charles Street, Clyde, NC 28721, 828-627-2287, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mon. Fri., for other times call Jackie Bolden at 828.593.7910 Groce UMC, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, 828.298.7647. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Salem UMC, 1206 Salem Church Road, Morganton, 828.433.6600, Monday and Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, 12-2 p.m. First UMC, 309 Church Street NW, Lenoir, 828.754.4922, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Clemmons UMC, 3700 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, 336.766.6375. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hinshaw UMC, 4501 High Point Road, Greensboro. Contact Person: Jim Waynick,, 336.273.7547.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Use the back covered entrance near the mail box. Memorial UMC, 101 Randolph Street, Thomasville, 336.472.7718. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon.-Thur. First UMC, 110 West Church Street (NC Hwy 152 West), China Grove, 704.857.9713. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Contact Person: Wanda Watts, 704.467.3235 or 704.857.3623. Use the covered side entrance  at the parking lot. Western NC Conference Memorial Center, 3400 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, 704.535.2260, 8:30 am -5:00 pm Monday-Thursday - Contact is Barbara Rouse Mission Response Center, During normal hours.

Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at


  • Resources
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