02.2018 – Volunteers from Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church in Greenville, shared their love with Bus Drivers from South Greenville Elementary School. Each bus driver received a handmade with love hat, from volunteers at the church during bus driver appreciation week!
2.2018 – The Craven County Board of Education recognized and thanked the members of Points 4 PartnershipAfter School Program. Partnering with parents, children, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches of the Beaufort District, the United Methodist Church, the Community College, Roger Bell, and JT Barber Elementary Schools this after-school program offers accelerated learning opportunities by certified teachers to students who struggle with reading in grades Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. Both music and art are a part of the program in developing the creative intelligence in the children participating. This program also offers parent(s)/guardian(s) support to improve their quality of life through workshops that enhance their knowledge of what is expected of their children in the classroom as well as ways to better their lives through adult education opportunities with the community college.
We are proud of the work that has been done for the past three years through this program to restore hope where hope may have been lost.
Please join us in thanking:
Rev. Linda Taylor
(Superintendent of the Sound District of the United Methodist Church)
Rev. Dr. Avery C. Brown
(Presiding Elder of the Beaufort District African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church)
Mr. Ed Mann, Mrs. Ann R. Davis, Rev. Robert Little, Jr., Rev. Gwendolyn Parmley, Mrs. Sarah Tootle, Mr. Gary Mattocks, Mrs. Myra Cook, Mrs. Jennifer Moore, Mrs. Katheryn Pike, Mrs. Sharon Logan, Mr. Jonathan Tootle, Mrs. Patricia Ikard, Mrs. Elner Dillahunt,
Mrs. Pamela Ward, Mrs. Lisa Connell, and Mrs. Debby Seymore
2.2018 – Celebrating the newest C4C Partnership between Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church and South Greenville Elementary School!
Pictured after an exciting planning meeting: Lakeesha Lynch- Principal, Rev. Jonathan E. Strother- Lead Pastor, and Rev. Rhonda Grant -Associate Pastor for Mission & Empowerment.
1.2018 – Volunteers from Garber United Methodist in New Bern walked with students at JT Barber Elementary School this week, during a “Walk for Peace” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
1.2018 – Students from Oaks Road Elementary School in New Bern, choosing books of their very own. The books were donated by Centenary United Methodist Church.
During their December meeting, the Craven County Board of Education recognized Cherry Point United Methodist Church for their C4C Partnership with Havelock Middle School. – 12.2017
Rev. Jason Leighton, Chairman David Hale, and Superintendent Dr. Meghan Doyle
Pictured are members of Centenary United Methodist, St Peter’s AME Zion, and Garber United Methodist Churches all of New Bern. Children in JT Barber Elementary and Oaks Road Elementary were greeted and given warm welcome on their first day back to school. August 2017
11.23.2016 – At note from Principal Dr. Eleanor Patrick with Oaks Road Elementary:
“I would love to see Centenary recognized for their contribution and support of ORE. They are supporting us in all facets of the school; everything from duty-free lunch for teachers, covering the cost of lunch for students, making math games, and in so many more ways.
Today, we had the most beautiful Thanksgiving “Bountiful Books” book distribution from the over 500 books that Centenary collected for us. We decorated the cafeteria will fall decorations and displayed the books on the tables. The students were beyond excited and could not believe that they were getting a book of their own to keep. It was heartwarming to see the students reading their new book during lunch and walking down the hall hugging the book as if it were a new friend. Every single child was able to choose a book that they wanted. The books were a perfect fit for the diverse population of students that we serve. Each child was able to choose a book that was a perfect fit for them.”
Volunteers from Garber United Methodist work with students in an after school program called “Kingswood.” The program targets ” at-risk” students from AH Bangert and Brinson Elementary Schools. Nearly 80 Volunteers serve the students in this great program which includes college scholarships for participants.
First United Methodist Church offers a preschool program, participates in Backpack Blessings , Provides lunch for area teachers their first week back to school and has added a lending library! All of these ministries help address basic needs of children living in poverty, as well as, work to strengthen early literacy skills.
Cherry Point United Methodist provides meals to students who are out of school for the Summer including free summer reading materials, provides weekend nutritional support for 50 students and recently packed 100 hygiene packs to help their adopted school with a special health unit. A highlight of their summer program has become the Book Club! Volunteer Educators lead students through a selected book. Participants were treated to a trip to the NC Zoo last Summer. CPUMC is working hard to address basic needs and literacy skills.