Let's Help Those in Need!
Please Donate to Our North Raleigh Ministries Food Drive
Benson Memorial is heading a food drive to benefit the North Raleigh Ministries (NRM) food pantry, and we are asking you to help us care for our less-fortunate Raleigh community members. Whenever we have five Sundays in a month, on that fifth Sunday, we gather our donated food/cleaning items and deliver them to NRM.
Here's a list of what is urgently needed, but other food items will be happily accepted:
  • jelly (no glass jars)
  • pasta sauce (in plastic jars or cans)
  • canned vegetables (especially corn and green beans)
  • boxed dinners
  • paper towels
  • all types of cleaning supplies
Please bring your food donations to the church office, or leave them in the wagon in the hallway of the Administration building. We will continue to collect items throughout the summer and fall, so you may bring items on any day. Thank you for your generous donations!

Christmas in July is Sunday, July 21
The list of supplies to donate is located in today’s bulletin and are posted around the buildings. If you wish to participate by giving a check, make the check payable to UMW, with “Christmas in July” on the memo line. All gifts are needed by July 14 so we can purchase additional supplies needed. Look for containers marked “Christmas in July” to put your donations in, or drop them off in the church office.

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