Churches recognized for special anniversaries at Annual Conference
Jackson UMC, Guilford County (an early African-American congregation)
Prospect UMC, Union CountySesquicentennial (organized 1867):
Center Grove UMC, Cabarrus County (organized as Methodist Episcopal Church, South)
First UMC, Dallas, Gaston County (originally organized as a Methodist Episcopal Church, and later became part of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South)
Little Laurel UMC, Ashe County (organized as Methodist Episcopal Church)
Mount Zion UMC, Stokes County (organized as Methodist Protestant Church)
Oak Grove UMC, Rowan County (organized as Methodist Episcopal Church, South)
Wells Spring UMC, Forest City, Rutherford County (organized as Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the earliest African-American congregations in Rutherford County)Also recognized was Bethel UMC, Davie County, as having been inadvertently omitted from the list of churches celebrating their bicentennial in 2016.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
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 email@example.com.