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Apostle Build Reflection

This reflection was written by Jenna Cucco, Community Outreach Coordinator for Hickory Habitat for Humanity, and shared at the groundbreaking for Kellie Houston on Sept. 16, 2017.  First UMC is partnered with several other area churches to help build this home.  Jenna’s reflections show us what Habitat for Humanity and the [...]

Southwest Elementary School Science Olympiad List of Needs

Two liter bottles (with 2.2 cm necks, NOT 2.1 cm) Meter sticks Sand (up to 10kg) Paper or plastic straws Fiber fill Packing peanuts Spot plates paper cups any other containers Droppers Spatulas plastic spoons tongs forceps for handling materials pH test strips or paper A wash bottle or dropper [...]

April 3 Prayer Vigil for UMC General Conference

24 Hour Prayer Vigil We are excited about the upcoming 24 Hour Prayer Vigil in Western North Carolina as part of the preparation for the 2016 General Conference session. We are joining with 130 other annual conferences who are each adopting a day during the 131 days prior to General [...]

ZOE Ministry Partner: Rise (or Rising) to Win group, India

Rise (or Rising) to Win Working Group, India, 2015-2017 Partnered with the First United Methodist Churches of Hickory and Hendersonville The following report highlights the activities and achievements of two members of your working group. Although each child is unique, most of the children in the Rise to Win Working [...]

ZOE Ministry Partner : Focus Limoro, Kenya

Focus Limoro Working Group, Kenya, 2015-2017 Partnered with Dr. and Mrs. Richard Griffin and FUMC, Hickory  Focus On: Working Group Formation Poverty often means a life lived in isolation, unconnected even from those who share the same struggles and challenges. A ZOE working group provides orphans and vulnerable children a [...]

Update on Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend #21

The following reflection was written by a member of the Kairos #21 team after the Prison Ministry Weekend was cancelled due to an unfortunate incident inside the prison. Hundreds of Christian brothers and sisters have sacrificed their time and efforts by praying, baking cookies, and donating funds to provide for the needs of [...]