Project AGAPE Spring Collection
Traditionally, the WNCC-UMC hosts a spring donation drive with a coordinated pick-up in April each year for this long-standing mission of our conference. The Project AGAPE staff in Armenia is diligently working to relocate its offices and warehouse in order to serve the thousands displaced by the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The transition to new facilities, along with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, has hindered our partners ability to distribute donations as they would normally. Thus, Nara Melkonyan, the in-country Director, informed us the Project AGAPE staff will not be ready to receive shipments of goods until June 2021. The Mission Response Center has one shipment prepared to send and enough current donations on site to make two additional shipments. In-kind donations are not needed at this time.
Additionally, the fourth Sunday of April is designated as AGAPE Sunday. We encourage all our churches to observe this special Sunday while providing their members with the opportunity to financially support the ministries of Project AGAPE. The donations received will help Nara and the Project AGAPE staff to organize and distribute humanitarian aid to so many who have lost so much. Checks can be mailed to the Conference Treasurer, P.O. Box 2757 Huntersville, NC 28070. Please write “Project AGAPE” in the memo line.
Or click the "Donate Now" button to be redirected to our online donation site to pay by credit card.
Another way to support the ministries of Project AGAPE is by volunteering at the Mission Response Center to prepare donations for upcoming shipments to Armenia. If you would like to bring a team to serve at the MRC, please click here to register.
Thank you all you prayers and support, especially during this most difficult time in Armenia and Artsakh.
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.