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Blog: Digital Community?

Blog: Digital Community?

When the pandemic began, I was skeptical of the possibility of living and operating in a faith community by virtual means. How could I possibly partake in the life of the church through Zoom? Is it true that the church can worship, I mean really worship, God while I...
Harmony UMC

Harmony UMC

The congregation of Harmony United Methodist Church understood that the town of Harmony was hungry, and they had several successful programs in place that served food to community members in need. As a part of the pilot cohort of Faith in Rural Communities-affiliated...
Harmony UMC

Smith Grove UMC

Above most doors at Smith Grove United Methodist Church in Davie County hangs a sign with the words, “A place to belong… A place to matter.” In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the inability to gather in physical church buildings, Smith Grove UMC is finding new...
Harmony UMC

CARES Act 101 for Churches

The CARES Act, the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, includes assistance and recovery programs that churches can qualify for. Below you will find our webinar that includes information about how to apply and manage these provisions and programs, as...
Creating A Place at the Table: Murfreesboro UMC

Creating A Place at the Table: Murfreesboro UMC

Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, led by Rev. Jason Villegas, has set out on a mission: to redefine their ministry and close the gap between the church and the community it serves in Hertford County.  “The church is not just the building we find ourselves in, the...