Grace and peace to you!  Benson Memorial United Methodist Church has been a beacon of welcome and hospitality and force for good in the neighborhood of mid-town and North Raleigh for 50+ years.  We would love the opportunity to be a part of your lives!

Spirit-Fest Sunday, June 9
One Combined Service at 10 a.m.
Spirit Fest Combined Service and Luncheon will be held on Sunday, June 9. In honor of Pentecost Sunday, we’ll be having one combined service at 10:00 a.m. and a potluck lunch following the service. Be sure to mark your calendars and be ready to bring a dish to pass. Please bring a main dish, a side dish, or dessert; the church will provide the beverages. There is no charge for the lunch.

From the Bishop

Dear United Methodist friends,


Grace and peace to you as the General Conference concludes the Called Session. The Session was tumultuous, demonstrating the difficult intersections of Biblical interpretation, contextual ministry and the global nature of our church. The Traditional Plan was affirmed by 53% of General Conference delegates with strong support from conservative regions of the global church.


It will take some time to accurately share all the implications of the actions of the General Conference. We will continue to follow Christ faithfully here in eastern North Carolina, welcoming all people into the loving embrace of our good and gracious God.


With gratitude for Christ’s ministry we share,


Bishop Hope Morgan Ward