Writings

Updates from the Holy Land

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,…

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Learn about the Bible

Learn About the BiblePastoral Series Encountering the World of Scripture –  Through this series, Dr. Howell examines passages of scripture from Genesis to Revelation. Enjoy, ponder, be puzzled, amazed, and grateful! Programs Jesus: Fact or Fiction…or Both An Hour Through The Bible Jesus is THE Way? The Life and Journeys of Paul The Book of…

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Grief and great loss in the season of joy

Grief and Great Loss in the Season of Joy This article originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer By James 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 tells…

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A Christmas Reflection

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,…

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Best Practices for Parents

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

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Brazil 2016

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

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Disaster Relief

HAITI HURRICANE RELIEF Help fill a bus for our friends in Haiti! Hurricane Matthew’s high winds wiped out most, if not all of the crops, in Bayonnais and has left the people without food. We are collecting bags of rice and beans to place in a bus that will be driven to Miami and shipped…

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Mission Mexico: Meeting Other’s Needs and Our Own

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…

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The Future of the Church

A Conversation on the Future of the Church With all the handwringing about the future of the mainline Church, Intersection went straight to the source. Assistant Director of Communications Melissa McGill gathered the summer interns at the Harris Teeter patio across the street for a wide-ranging conversation on their hopes and disappointments about the Church,…

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GC2016

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. James Howell and church member Sandy Hieronymus are going as delegates representing the Western North Carolina Conference. Congregations are encouraged…

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