Join us in worship at:  806 Clarendon Street, in Durham, North Carolina; space provided by Asbury UMC

Sunday — 09:00 a.m. Gathering in Song and Praise, with Word and Table

10:30 a.m.  Sunday School

11:30 a.m. —Post Worship Meetings



The Daily Devotions for Lent from our Immigration Task Force are a powerful way to journey through Lent, learning how to better see the newcomers living among us. These are written by pastors and practitioners in ministry across North Carolina, and they offer fresh and challenging perspectives for all of us, in how we might live with our immigrant and refugee neighbors.

Each week will end with both lament and celebration, leaving Sunday open. The themes are as follows:

Week 1&2 March 6- 9 and 11-16 — See All the People

Week 3 – March 18-23 – Focus on Families

Week 4 – March 25-30 – The Border

Week 5 – April 1-6 – (e)Raced 

Week 6 – April 8-13 – Jesus the Immigrant

Week 7 – April 15-20 – Death and Resurrection 

You may subscribe to these devotions by clicking on the “subscribe” link found at the webpage:
www.ImmigrationTaskForce.Church  or going to nccumc.org/signup and choose “Immigration” under the “Interests” section at the bottom.

Grace and Peace, 
The Immigration Ministry Task Force of the NCCUMC

North Carolina Conference UMW Racial Justice Event 

North Carolina Conference United Methodist Women are hosting a Racial Justice Event focusing on challenging the school to prison pipeline.

It will be held on March 16, 2019 at Gardners UMC, 4555 Rosehill Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311.

Come hear legendary civil rights advocate, and United Methodist Deaconess, Clara Ester!  A life-long worker for racial equality, Ms. Ester was a witness to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. That event inspired her deep-rooted work for racial justice and she continues to be a fighter for equity within our criminal justice system

Registration is optional but please help us prepare by registering before March 10 by emailing umwrjs@gmail.com with your party number.


  • Clara Ester
  • Karen Bethea-Shields -Attorney -Former Judge -Professor Ms. Bethea-Shields works with creative programming to help juveniles in the criminal justice system. She continues to be interested in programs and organizations that would reduce the mass incarceration that permeates our justice systems.
  • Stephanie Dixon -Executive Director of MATCH of North Carolina An interfaith organization created to address the needs of children and their incarcerated mothers at the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women. Sonya Green -Juvenile Justice Mentor Coordinator for Partners in Ministry Ms. Green provides prevention and intervention strategies and services for at-risk youth which may deter them from entering the criminal justice system.
  • MODERATOR Steve Taylor -Outreach Team Coordinator for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church Steve is an activist for the poor, for peacemaking and economic justice, and has worked in the arena of prison ministry.



Peace and Justice Pilgrimage
April 29 - May 3, 2019
Birmingham, Marion, Selma, Montgomery in Alabama

Sponsored by The Corridor District Dismantling Racism Committee 

Alabama was the site of many of the most important events of the Civil Rights Movement. The Montgomery Bus Boycott begun by Rosa Parks sparked changes. The Children’s March in 1963 in Birmingham brought about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After “Bloody Sunday” and the Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, we got the Voting Rights Act of 1965. On this tour you will not only walk in the footsteps of those courageous people who were part of the Movement, but you will also meet some of them and hear their stories first hand.

Tour includes:

  • Kelly Ingram Park
  • 16th Street Baptist Church
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Museum
  • Talks from Movement “footsoldiers”
  • Rickwood Field
  • Coretta Scott King’s family home
  • Brown’s Chapel, Selma
  • Edmund Pettus Bridge
  • Selma Voting Rights Museum
  • Lowndes Co. Interpretive Center
  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Dexter Ave. Parsonage,
  • Montgomery Peace and Justice Memorial
  • Legacy Museum, Montgomery

The cost of the tour is:

  • Double room - $885.50 per person
  • Single room - $1183.00 per person

(includes transportation, hotels, entrance fees, & all meals except one dinner on your own in Montgomery).
For the tour schedule and registration go to this link: https://corridordistrictnc.org/april-29-may3-peace-and-justice-pilgrimage/

Scholarships are available.


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