Our Core 2022-23 Programs:
Heeling Our World
On Saturday, August 21 Faith Connection held the Arts To End Genocide (ATEG) & Faith Connection Present a Heeling Our World Workshop in African Bead Making. Workshop participants received a free packet of beads and materials to make a bracelet and earrings. Additional packets and individual beads were also available for sale. This benefit helped fund the relocation of 500 children out of a garbage dump in Bamako, Mali
Faith Connection is the "Host Partner" for the annual New Bern CROP Walk for Hunger, an outreach of Church World Service. This year's event will be Sunday, September 25 at Union Point Park. Walkers will raise funds to address nutrition and developmental needs of neighbors in New Bern and around the globe. Locally, Religious Community Services (RCS) will receive 25% of the proceeds. People can choose between the 3.1 mile or 1 mile walk. Registration is at 2 pm, with the walk starting at 3 pm.
There will be music and refreshments available.
People can register or make donations by going to https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/event/newbernnc.
You can also sign up on the day of the event at the gazebo at Union Point Park
Please consider supporting the New Bern Crop Hunger Walk and help take us one step closer to ending hunger once and for all.
The 2022 CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday, September 25!
Building Community: Voices of The Faithful
The goal of Faith Connection’s “Voices of the Faithful” is to highlight the many perspectives of different faiths about their role in public discourse and action on behalf of peace and unity.
Beyond this, what is their position regarding how to address societal problems that affect all of God’s children? These forums provide an opportunity to
listen deeply as representatives from different faiths discuss their beliefs, practices, hopes and concerns.
Not being able to meet in person in 2020-21 we have been holding virtual meetings, "Conversation on Racism and Racial Equity", focusing on Racial Inequality in New Bern and Craven County.
Faith Connection has also facilitated a “Pastors Collaboration” and has brought together leaders from local congregations to discuss this issue and look towards “next steps” change, reform and unity.
Members of Faith Connection are also producing a video series of on this issue, where local residents of varied races, ages, genders and views can share their feelings and concerns on this topic. This series will eventually be shown at a public forum where members of our local community will be invited to come and share their views on this issue in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere.
On May 1, 2022 at 4 PM we will be hosting on a Public Forum titled “Stewards of the Earth”. This forum will focus on how we, as individuals, can support our congregations and our communities in caring for the earth. This event will be held at the J. Murphy Smith Center at 508 Middle Street.