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Lemonade On The Lawn

July 19, 2019

Join us on the Queens Road lawn from 10:30 am-12:30 p.m. for lemonade, cookies, and fellowship. Each week, a different ministry at our church will be hosting this event. Lemonade on the Lawn will happen each Sunday through August 25, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy this great summer opportunity! We look forward to…


Brazil 2018

July 31, 2018

In July, a mission te am of 13 from our church joined with a te am of 22 Brazilians to serve, worship and work at the he Instituto Metodista Carlota Pereira Louro, a Methodist-run nursing facility in Três Rios, outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Updates from the Holy Land

May 19, 2017

Dr. Howell and Rev. Parker Haynes are leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Here, Parker shares updates from the trip.DAY 1 After several delays and a long plane ride, we have arrived in Israel. Day One begins in Caesarea Maritima, where Herod the Great built an opulent palace, Peter visited Cornelius in Acts 10,…


Grief and great loss in the season of joy

December 13, 2016

Grief and Great Loss in the Season of Joy This article originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer By J ames C. HowellThe hurting wonder: “Don’t they know what has happened to me?”  But God is there, beside us, beneath us, around us, within us.  That is what Christmas is about.In “Tuesdays with Morrie,” Mitch Albom…


A Christmas Reflection

December 7, 2016

A Reflection from the Christmas Concerts Written by Craig Fisher Photos by Lisa Howell I felt compelled to write down some of my observations that I witnessed at the day of Sunday, December 4th during the Christmas concerts.  I don’t have the elegance with words and thought to speak off the top of my head,…


Best Practices for Parents

November 16, 2016

God, Church, Parents & amp; Children: The Gold Standard Best Practices for Parents, from Dr. HowellDownload a printable version.


Brazil 2016

October 17, 2016

Painting and Crafts in Brazil New Partnerships Vacation Bible School in Três Rios


Mission Mexico: Meeting Other’s Needs and Our Own

August 1, 2016

Mission Mexico: Meeting Other’s Needs and Our Own by Anna Weddington In August of 2015 I created a spreadsheet of twenty two internships that I would apply to over the next few months. Many thought it was far too early to be planning for the next summer considering the ninety degree temperatures hadn’t even begun…



April 28, 2016

General Conference 2016 The global United Methodist Church will gather in Portland, Ore., May 10-20 for the General Conference – a time of policy-making, worship and conducting the business of the church. Senior Pastor Dr. J ames Howell and church member Sandy Hieronymus are going as delegates representing the Western North Carolina Conference. Congregations are…


Jubilee Plus!

February 25, 2016