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Norman Hanner Gospel Jamboree

We remember Norman Hanner wtih this celebration.  Norman was an active church member, a dedicated Sunday School teacher and a wonderful husband and father.  He coordinated the first Gospel Jamboree for the Asbury Temple United Methodist Men.  It was a spirit-filled afternoon of praising God thru music.  After he entered the Church Triumphant, this annual event was named in his memory.

Join New Creation on Sunday afternoon, August 26th at 4:00 pm to hear the voices of neighbor choirs praise the Lord.  


Walltown Summer Jam-Donate a BackPack

Thank you for your support of this mission project.  On such short notice, we collected 24 backpacks. 

Thank you for helping a school child have the supplies that he/she needs.


August 25th – Education First – Legislative Event

The United Methodist Women of the NCCUMC
invite you to an
Excellence in Equitable Education event.

This event will be held at Edenton Street UMC – 228 West Edenton St.  Raleigh, NC  27603 – continental breakfast will be available at 9:15 am. The event will begin at 10:00 am, will end approximately at 3:00 pm.  Lunch will be on your own.

Please register with Jean Haddock @, this way we can be good stewards of your time and breakfast offering.

If you would like to find out more about this event, the following flyer has been created for you.
Education first NCCUMC UMW- brochure


Music in the Basement Debuts

On Monday, August 13th, The Ernest Turner Trio played its first Music in the Basement event at Calvary UMC.  The event was a success and was very well attended.

There will be more Music in the Basement every 2nd Monday of the moth.


Can we make disciples while we make members?

The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 states: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. ” The task is clear. We know how to make members. Are we equally adept at making disciples?

The work of discipleship is an ongoing process yet many congregations admit they do not have an intentional system for doing so. Those that do can attest to the transformation they see in the lives of people.

The Conference Board of Laity is offering an opportunity for lay and clergy leaders across the conference to create systems of intentional discipleship formation, or improve on an existing one. The event will be led by Dr. Phil Maynard of and author of the books, “Shift: Helping Congregations Back Into the Game of Effective Ministry” and “Membership to Discipleship: Grow Maturing Disciples Who Make Disciples.” The event will be offered in 4 locations to increase access across the conference. The day’s activities begin at 9:30 (check in) with training running from 10 am – 3:30 pm. The fee is $10 per person and includes lunch.

Dates and Locations:

Friday, August 24 – Corridor and Fairway Districts: Aldersgate UMC, Durham

Saturday, August 25 – Capital and Heritage Districts: Garner UMC, Garner

Monday, August 27 – Beacon and Sound Districts: St. James UMC, Greenville

Tuesday, August 28 – Gateway and Harbor Districts: Chestnut Street UMC, Lumberton

If one district location doesn’t work for you, please sign up for the one that meets your location needs.


Sunday, August 19th , is the 13th Sunday after Pentecost.

The scriptures for Sunday are:

  • 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
  • Psalm 111 (UMH 832)
  • Ephesians 5:15-20
  • John 6:51-58


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