Thanks from South and North Carolina Bishops
We celebrate that God is indeed with us in the generosity and energy of United Methodist people offering shelter and meals and basic necessities of life while extending comfort, compassion and hope.
As people of faith, we continue to trust that God's love will triumph in the midst of anxiety, fear, loss and destruction. We give thanks for our shared ministry.
We will communicate with you further when the waters recede. For now, we ask that prayers, gifts, flood buckets, health kits, school kits and plans for work teams continue. We are thankful for the connectional nature of our church! Please extend our thanks to the people of your area. Your churches are a great blessing to us, and we look forward to the way the connection of United Methodist people will bless and receive blessings in the long recovery.
With gratitude to God for each of you,
Bishop Jonathan Holston, South Carolina Conference
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, North Carolina Conference
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.