Thriving Rural Communities

Rural Convocation

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Monday, September 20, 2010
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Audio from the 2010 event now available

United Methodist clergy from across North Carolina gathered to discuss the state of the rural church.

Finding Friendship Through Community Service

Through targeted outreach, Hayesville First UMC strengthens its rural, mountain community
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Through targeted outreach, Hayesville First UMC strengthens its rural, mountain community.

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Chuck Congi is proof that Hayesville First United Methodist Church is thriving.

Photo by Terrence PowellCongi, 46, suffered a brain injury during a beating years ago. He has trouble communicating and requires help in caring for himself.  And he desperately needed a way out of a dilapidated mobile home whose walls had holes.

The Simple Salve

Friday, July 23, 2010

In a reflection for the Clergy Health Initiative, Thriving Rural Communities director Jeremy Troxler reminds us that sometimes the salves for our sicknesses are surprisingly simple.

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In a reflection for the Clergy Health Initiative, Thriving Rural Communities director Jeremy Troxler reminds us that sometimes the salves for our sicknesses are surprisingly simple.

Alumni Profile

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Duke Endowment highlights Rev. Duncan Martin, a 2009 graduate of the Thriving Rural Communities program.

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The Duke Endowment highlights Rev. Duncan Martin, a 2009 graduate of the Thriving Rural Communities program.

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