The effects of climate change on the small community of Ocracoke, on Ocracoke Island, has shaped the ministry of the local church pastor. Rebekah Ramlow profiles six Duke Divinity School alumni who are practicing creation care in different contexts.
An effort to collect 50 sewing machines to help disadvantaged people make a living has exceeded its goal. The Rev. Randy Koppen of Bethlehem United Methodist challenged the church’s quilting group to take on the project.
Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church’s bike ministry began 16 years ago as a summer outreach to help youth learn to repair their bikes. But those events showed church leaders how many children didn’t have bikes and how many adults would benefit from them as well.
What began under a brush arbor where formerly enslaved people gathered for worship in the original Freedman’s Town of Dallas has flourished into a vibrant community. St. Paul United Methodist celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.