Methodist Home for Children has a strong community of “brothers and sisters” who lived together on campus after the first building opened in 1901. Children stopped living on the property after a 1979 decision to sell the land and expand into community-based programs. Since then, the children have lived in group homes or foster homes.

The campus alumni return for reunions each year at MHC headquarters, still located on a portion of the original orphanage property, and they share their memories in Spotlight magazine.

» Read a News & Observer article about alumni and their Easter reunion.


we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found —Luke 15:3 Every child deserves a chance – we believe that to our core. But sometimes a chance isn’t enough. Sometimes a child has been neglected or abused to the point he needs more than just a chance. He needs multiple chances. He needs grace. Meet Trent. Trent was just 11 when he entered the juvenile read more

First Chance Auction

Oceanfront – 5 bedrooms – sound good? It could be yours for a week. The Breezy Cottage at Emerald Isle is one of THREE beach get-aways up for auction May 19 at First Chance for White Pants. But you can’t win if you don’t come. Round up your friends, get a bidding strategy together. And get your tickets now! First Chance for White Pants is our dance party to welcome summer — featuring live music by Liquid Pleasure — and &hellip read more

All that is gold does not glitter; Not all who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither. Deep roots are not reached by the frost.— J.R.R. Tolkien She was a full-time mom; he was a youth director. They were married, had two girls, and were happy and content. Then an idea got into their heads and would not go away. For 10 years they prayed. At last a door opened and their prayer – to start read more