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Traveling the Circuit #11: Old Hay Bay Church
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By Charles L. Harrell the old hay bay church On the shore of an inlet off Lake Ontario stands a stout but charming frame building, the oldest structure of the United Church of Canada.  Known as the Old Hay Bay Church, it was actually founded as a Methodist chapel, the first...

Praying Our Way Forward
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The second phase of the 'Praying Our Way Forward ' initiative launched New Year’s Day with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. The effort began January 1 in the North Carolina Conference, and wraps up in the West Angola Episcopal area in June 2018.

Lucy Belle Haynes Harrell
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Lucy Belle Haynes Harrell, 84, died June 18, 2018. She was the wife of the Rev. Stanley Harrell and mother of the Rev. Charles Harrell. A funeral service was held at the Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead June 22. Lucy Belle Haynes was born June 26, 1934 in High Point, N.C., the daughter of the...

Theft fails to stop community ministry
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

By Erik Alsgaard This is a story of making lemonade out of lemons. It’s a story about a church turning to its members and community for help so that it can continue a long-standing ministry of helping others. The story begins on June 5. That’s when staff members at Calvary UMC in...

Annual Conference Photo Contest Winners
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Here are the winners for the 2018 Annual Conference photo contest. The theme of the contest was Light. Nora Meeks – Silver Spring UMC Robert Maxwell – Van Buren UMC Rev. Adam Briddell – First UMC of Eugene, Oregon*on loan to Oregon Idaho...

Conference laity hear from national leaders
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By Linda WorthingtonUMConnection Staff Laity filled the Harborside Ballroom May 30 at the Annual Conference Session. Delores Martin, chair of the Conference Board of Laity, presided. The program featured presentations by two national church leaders: the Rev. Barbara Lemmel, a pastor in the New...