Since elected, Bishop Samuel J Quire Jr. has emphasized the need for his churches to become more financially self-sufficient, particularly through agriculture. Quire and the director of the church's agricultural development program discuss goals in this video interview.
Increasingly prominent in the North Carolina and Western North Carolina conferences, Lighthouse Congregations offer a supportive place for those who want to remain United Methodist after their churches chose to leave the denomination.
A new journey has begun in the North Georgia Conference with The Harbor United Methodist Church, the conference’s first online-only church start. The faith community is for anyone finding themselves without a church home. Preachers will vary each week, allowing worshippers to hear from a variety of North Georgia Conference voices.
Certain United Methodist churches are picking up quite a few new members and regular visitors from neighboring churches that voted to leave the denomination. One such United Methodist church has doubled in worship attendance over the past year.