Peeler-Casey Fund Stories actually tell stories of ministry. Here are some of the many ways these funds have been used. How might your congregation or community use Peeler-Casey Funds? Application deadline is June 30. Read the guidelines and apply today.
A safe haven for women
At the Mary and Martha Center for Women and Community Care in Albemarle, women are offered hospitality—a welcome of kindness and compassion into an inviting safe haven that no one is afraid to enter. The main offerings are counseling and an ever-evolving referral system. The center partners with Stanly Community Christian Ministries, Homes of Hope, OASIS, Community Care Clinic, Esther House, The Pregnancy Resource Center, and Carolinas Healthcare System to help women and their families in a difficult life situations or distress. They make sure their clients find the resources they so desperately need, walking with them through the process and extending the courtesy of
Relief for the hungry
Merle, Rochelle, & Isabelle
Merle and Rochelle grew up together in a different state, but their love story didn’t start until Rochelle moved to North Carolina with her family when she was a young adult. When Merle and his father traveled to North Carolina for work, Rochelle’s father invited them over for a visit. Merle and Rochelle began dating a few months later and married in 2010.
What do you do when you invite 600 of your closest friends and neighbors to come over for a Fall Festival? Well, Mt. Pisgah, Hickory, built a bandstand to complement their pavilion and it’s been a big hit!
How will you get to doctor’s appointments when you aren’t able to drive? Should you really be climbing a ladder to change the burned-out light bulb in your ceiling fan? Who will lift the groceries out of your car after your shopping trip? Often, just a little help from friends makes the difference between being able to live independently and having to move away from one’s home and friends.
We are getting excited to hear from you! The Peeler/Casey Committee of the synod is excited to find out what ministries God is calling you and your congregation to accomplish. This is your opportunity to dream big and begin ministries through your congregation for which funds might not be available. Ministry to the homeless? the hungry? the youth or elderly? Write a grant proposal and you might be funded to begin a ministry that makes a difference in the kingdom of God. You may fill out your application and submit online or on paper and return by mail. Applications are due June 30.
“In His Own Words” is a documentary of Dr. Leonard H. Bolick’s eighteen plus years as bishop of the North Carolina Synod. The documentary is an edit of over three hours of oral history interviews conducted by the Rev. Dr. Mark Ericson of St. John’s, Concord.
Durham County Beer & Hymns offers an opportunity in for fellowship and singing in Durham and Orange Counties in NC. A grant received from the Michael Peeler/Virginia Casey Funds through the NC Synod has enabled Beer & Hymns to provide a consistent stipend to the only staff person who organizes the events, leads the band and communicates with the nonprofits who benefit from their tip jar monies.
In the foothills of Western North Carolina, Centro Latino provides a Christian response to the needs of Latino members of the Catawba County community and seeks to bridge the cultural gap between Spanish and non-Spanish speaking members of our community.
Volunteers packing bags of food for KAP.
The ALMS HOUSE (Associated Local Ministries in Service Helping Others in Unfortunate Situations and Experiences) in Hope Mills was begun by a small group of pastors in 1984 as a non-profit ecumenical organization. The initial focus was to assist families with food, clothing and utility bills.
Holy Cross Lutheran in Mocksville had a plan to lift up a holy day of the church (Holy Cross Day, Sept. 14) and, at the same, make their congregation known to their community. This plan materialized with a grant from the MP/VC Funds and the publicity began.