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Perspective | Sources of strength: Rural church partners with middle school to address suicide and mental health

When Smith Grove United Methodist Church learned that each week there are on average five students with suicidal ideation at...

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Transplanting traditions through food and farming

Transplanting Traditions, a community farm in Chapel Hill, works with 25 families on eight acres and, as of the 2018...

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God’s Garden: Giving thanks for neighbors feeding neighbors

This is the fourth piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here,...

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Hogs in Hayesville: Sustainable agriculture and a sign of hope

This is the third piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here...

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Open Hearts Bakery: Serving up economic opportunity with a side of pie

This is the second piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here....

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Egg ministry: A solution for the food insecure

Karin Kelly is mother hen to 20 actual hens at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Hickory. Tucked in the...

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It starts with a spark: Serving students in a rural church

How does a rural church with 13 people in the pews on any given Sunday nearly quadruple its attendance and...

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Swain County C4C: A community effort to support summer literacy

Four women from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church stand behind a make-shift breakfast buffet in the Bryson City United Methodist Church...

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‘We are called to communities and not to buildings’ — Church hosts Back to School Bash in Ramseur

The threat of rain in Ramseur, North Carolina on Aug. 24 did nothing to dissuade students and their families from...

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C4C: How the United Methodist Church supports our students

Nobody knows what a child is worth And the world must wait and see For every person in an honored...

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Heal here first: Notes from the 2019 Convocation on the Rural Church

On the second day of The Duke Endowment’s Convocation on the Rural Church, all of the air was sucked out...

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Who said messy can’t also be beautiful?

Each Saturday for the past four years, folks like Kim, Adam, Erin, Alejandra, Bibi, Amber, Juan, Heather, Daniel, Mac, Aciano,...