Partners in Health and Wholeness 2017/18 announcements
Congratulations to the following congregations from the WNCC UMC and the NCC UMC who were a part of the PHW Collaborative in 2017 and are/were eligible for grants to expand or implement health and wellness ministries in 2017/2018. 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.
Asbury UMC Red Oak UMC
Hickory Grove UMC Bethesda UMC
First UMC Hickory Bryson City UMC
Robbinsville UMC Conway UMC
Ahoskie UMC Blackburn’s Chapel UMC
Saint Francis UMC First UMC Rutherfordton
Middleburg UMC/Hermon UMC Charge Woodland UMC
Wesley Chapel UMC Long’s UMC
Cruso UMC New Story Church
Center UMC Brown’s Chapel UMC
Bethany UMC Zion UMC
Beauty Spot UMC Milwaukee Charge
Contact: Nicole Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828.767.0181
2018 Collaborative Open and Mini-Grant Opportunities
Each year in North Carolina, thousands of people die of preventable diseases and almost 1 million North Carolinians currently lack health insurance. As Christians, we follow as Lord and Savior someone who is still referred to as the Great Physician; who heals the sick, guides the lost, and liberates the oppressed. Because we believe that the Church remains an institution of great influence in the community, Partners in Health and Wholeness asks people of faith to consider the effort Jesus made to show that healing and saving were about the whole person—mind, body and spirit. Will you join us?
Maybe it means learning more about the health priorities in your community, developing a health and wellness committee, planting a community garden, developing healthier food pantry guidelines, creating and hosting workshops/exercise classes/end of life care training, increasing resources for mental health or becoming better stewards of creation. Our faith can help us develop practical ways and inspired ministries that reiterate the care that God has for our communities.
Collaborative Application Cycle Dates: February 03, 2018 – November 30, 2018.
Mini-Grant Cycle Dates: May 01, 2018 – June 30, 2018 and September 01, 2018 – October 31, 2018.
Visit us at healthandwholeness.org.
For more information Nicole Johnson at 828-767-0181 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.