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Every congregation I have worked with has collected and donated food as a part of their mission and outreach.  Feeding the hungry is an essential part of both the history and calling of the church, so we host canned food drives,  ...  continue »

…When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter…And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” He cried out to the Lord; and the Lord showed him a piece  ...  continue »


Watershed Discipleship

by Joy Williams

I was intrigued by this ten-minute video passed on to me by community organizer and Council super-volunteer John Parker. I first came to learn of watershed discipleship through Fred Bahnson, director of the Food, Faith, & Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He organized  ...  continue »

I have the pleasure of continuing to work with Fred Bahnson, director of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative at the Wake Forest University Divinity School. Partners in Health and Wholeness sent several of our leaders during the past few years, including Regional Coordinator Shannon Axtell Martin, and faith leader,  ...  continue »


Sister Linda Tyndall has been a beautiful champion for health and faith outreach in Lumberton. Without her, I would not have known how to reach so many people in such a short time. A leader with the Come to the Table program said the same thing to me over the phone  ...  continue »

The Strive to Revive (STR) Maintenance Grant Program is now open. This program is focused on providing resources, technical support, and financial assistance to congregations who have previously received an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) through the Strive To Revive Program. The deadline to apply  ...  continue »