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Greetings from our Regional Moderator

Greetings CCNC! I am proud to say the region of North Carolina is where I serve as Regional Moderator.  This past year 2020 proved to be an open book test for all of us.  It was obvious that the book we used to complete the test was the Holy Bible.  We used new ways to worship, meet, celebrate, and survive.  I truly understand what my grandparents meant when they told me that when the going gets tough the tough get going.  This Region is tough. 

I had the unique opportunity to worship with some of you on Sunday mornings via zoom and or Facebook.  I witnessed a level of commitment that was outside of my imagination.  We listened to our health officials, wore our masks, and stood together six feet apart.  One of the most encouraging activities was the retirement celebration for Pauline Gardner.  After 25 years of service at Camp Caroline, Pauline felt it was time to retire. Disciples from across the Region showed their love and appreciation in various ways.  We pray that Pauline’s future days will be her best days.  

The pandemic forced us to cancel in-person camp experiences.  However, the Regional Staff - working with the Regional Board and the Executive Board - managed to put together a virtual camp and had 300 plus campers participate.  I know the Camp Staff is hard at work planning the best 2021 camp season possible within the state guidelines. is time for our Regional Assembly. Save the date for April 17, 2021.  I’m excited about the program that the Regional Assembly Committee has planned and put together.  The theme for this 173rd Regional Assembly is "For all that has been, THANKS.  For all that will be, YES." We will be virtual this year because of the pandemic (more details below).  I believe that if we continue to follow the protocols (take the vaccine, wear our mask, wash our hands, and stay six feet apart) we will soon be able to come together in person.

I have been meeting and fellowshipping via zoom with Regional Moderators monthly to share our experiences and processes during this pandemic.  Listening to and learning from other disciples with a common challenge has helped me grow.  I believe the best days of the church are ahead.  As I close, for now, I pray God’s covering over the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) everywhere and especially in the Region of North Carolina.


Horace Williams 

Summer Camp 2021

All of the information included below AND our COVID-19 protocols can be found on our website:

CYF: (Grades 10-12): June 20th - 25th REGISTER

Created to be Me: (Grades 8-9) June 27th - July 3rd REGISTER

Uno: (Grades K-1) July 9th - 11th REGISTER

JYF: (Grades 2-5) July 11th - 16th REGISTER

Chi Rho: (Grades 6-7) July 18th - 23rd REGISTER



There is still time to register for our virtual event on Saturday at 9:30am. Please visit our website for more information. The zoom link and program were emailed yesterday (4/14/21) to all registrants. For assistance, email Lisa Tedder at


First Christian Salem VA Mission Trip

Over the past 3 weeks, Camp Caroline has welcomed First Christian Salem VA on a spectacular mission team week.  The mission team composed of 16 youth and adults accomplished installing a new french drain in front of the dining hall, painted the entire Ward Hall Assembly Hall to include some new fun art in the dining hall and AC room, offered TLC to the boats and sails, the trial, provided landscaping at the entrance, did some roof repairs to a couple of our cabins, pressure washed several sidewalks...AND went into the county and offered major helping hands assistance to two AME Zion churches of whom are still in recovery since Hurricane Florence...AND MORE! Thank you to FCC Salem VA for their 5th year of mission week at Camp Caroline and to Week of Compassion for their continued support of helping more teams to come to Pamlico County for assistance.

During the Week FCC Salem was on-site and in the community, Camp welcomed the senior class from Gramercy Christian School for a senior spring Christian renewal retreat.  

New Generation Christian Church Leadership Retreat

This past weekend, Apostle Addie M. Harris Rawls and 27 of her church ministers, elders, and leaders came to Camp Caroline and utilized the amazing adult cottages, and had a weekend full of rest and renewal, and learning.  As our First Regional Church Retreat since Covid 19 pandemic began, it was truly an honor and blessing to have all the prayers and invigoration of the Spirit, of joy, and laughter, and renewal throughout Camp.  We look forward to hosting as many of our region’s churches on retreat beginning again in 2021.  Please visit the website and get in touch with to book your church or family retreats now.  Begin Planning your retreat: .

Spring Appeal Support

THANKS BE TO GOD for ALL OF THE SPRING APPEAL SUPPORT.  The ministry at Camp Caroline could not continue without your love and support for the Region and Camp Caroline.  Thus Far, the Spring Appeal has raised over $6,000.00 and we are so very thankful for each and every donation.  As we look into the Summer Camp Season, your support is very encouraging!!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!!! 

Summer Staff Needed

We are excited to have our applications open for our Summer Staff. We seek God-loving, hardworking young adults to come and gain experiences of a lifetime while ensuing summer camp is well cared for and our campers have the best experiences! APPLY NOW!


NC DWM “A Day Apart” Virtual Retreat on Saturday, March 13, 2021 through Zoom

Special thanks to our 41 participants for the 2021 virtual “A Day Apart.”  Our theme, “Thriving While Surviving,” infused the devotion and speakers of this event.  During devotion time, we heard from Pam Morris, FCC Wilmington; Rev. Abby Catoe, FCC of Walnut Cove; and Ms. Clarinda Lipscomb, FCC Reidsville.  The real-time testimonies of these women were heartfelt as each of them shared difficult circumstances they survived and how the Lord kept them in His Hands, and they have thrived.  In our worship time, we had portrayals and informative speakers characterizing Biblical Women who survived and thrived.  Thanks to:  Rev. Marilyn Williams, Hagar; Claretta Witherspoon, Rahab; Eleanor Bradshaw, Bilhah and Zilpah (maids of Rachel and Leah); and Dr. Zenobia Fennell who spoke to us about Tamar.  A special thanks to everyone who helped in any way throughout this two-hour event.  It can be viewed on the NC DWM Facebook page and the NC Regional website.

NC DWM 2021 “A Day Apart” Latham House Donations

“A Day Apart” Virtual Retreat Request for donations to finish the bathrooms in the Latham House.  Please send your ladies’ groups donations or individual donations as quickly as possible.  Your funds are needed to complete the bathrooms and get them ready for a busy summer at Camp Caroline.  Thanks to Casey and some incredible volunteers who have the bathroom renovations well underway, and with your financial support, the bathrooms can be ready for 2021 summer camps.  

Please send your check with a memo line for “Latham House Project” to:

Christian Church in NC
Attention:  Latham House Project
PO Box 1568
Wilson, NC  27894

NC DWM 2021 “A Day Apart” Call to Offering

From the NC Region and NC Disciples Women’s Ministries/CWF, thanks to everyone who has sent contributions honoring or giving a memorial of a woman or women who have helped us thrive or who has contributed to NC DWM/CWF over the years.  

NC DWM 2021 Just Women Magazines

Theme:  Power and Possibilities

Order JustWomen bible studies for 2021 at: or you may contact Mary Evans at or 252.521.2512 to request a copy for $17. each.  There is a very limited supply through NC DWM, so get your copies ordered quickly through NC DWM President Mary Evans for your ladies’ groups' bible studies. 

NC DWM Service Project

North Carolina Disciples Women’s Ministries will engage in a year-long service project of supporting and helping victims of Human Trafficking in our state.  These victims include individuals from labor and sex trafficking.  We are partnering with World Relief of the Triad and proving art supplies to be used in Art Therapy for human trafficking survivors that are in treatment.  In order to provide transportation to therapy, we will be collecting Uber and Lyft gift cards that will be shared with survivors.  Gift cards may be purchased in any denomination and can be purchased at stores around the state.  Collection sites include: 

First Christian Church Black Mountain 201 Blue Ridge Rd.  
Contact: Sandra Jakeway 813 215-2318

Regional Office 207 Tarboro St NE  Wilson
Contact: Tonnette Artis 252 290-7983

Mt Pleasant Christian 1515 Britton St Greensboro
Contact: Claretta Witherspoon 336 314-6418

Collections dates: June 5, September 11, and November 6 from 10-12 on each date.  Thank you to each individual and church for your support.


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