Franklinton Center at Bricks connects college and elementary students for a Literacy Immersion Experience
March 7, 2014
For the past six years, students from Hood College have spent their spring breaks at Franklinton Center at Bricks serving and learning in various ways, and this year is no different, as seven students return March 9-14 for a service trip where they will instill the importance of reading in children ages 5 to 11.
Franklinton Center at Bricks supports rural farmers though educational opportunities
September 30, 2013
In another effort to help the area's small farmers succeed, Franklinton Center at Bricks will host a free training course that will teach farmers how to invest, budget and project their earnings in ways that promote long-term sustainability for their families and communities.
Franklinton Center mortgage burning ceremony celebrates covenant
August 12, 2013
The JWM Board paid off the mortgage on the facility's newest building, and during Franklinton Center Day August 3, hundreds watched the loan go up in smoke symbolically.
Franklinton Center Day to celebrate history, welcome community
July 30, 2013
The Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, N.C., is extending an extravagant welcome to its neighbors for a fun-filled Franklinton Center Day on Saturday, August 3, an annual event that celebrates the institution's legacy of racial and economic justice.
Franklinton Center's Just Food Project addresses food insecurity in the rural South
July 29, 2013
The Just Food Project began at the Whitakers, N.C.-based conference, retreat and educational facility in 2012 and aims to support the community through initiatives that enhance the viability, vitality, and sustainability of families, small farmers, and economic development projects.
Franklinton Center to renovate historic cottage as welcome center, museum
July 19, 2013
The welcome center and museum is the first project of a three-year vision plan that aims to expand FCAB's breadth of services in eastern North Carolina, as well as its role within the broader national community.
UCC volunteers unearth history at Franklinton Center at Bricks
January 28, 2013
In a corner of a small community, on the outskirts of Whitakers, N.C., sits Old Bricks Cemetery, the graveyard of a former plantation. The cemetery, long forgotten and overgrown, turned into a historical site unearthed by a clean-up and restoration effort led by a team of young volunteers from the United Church of Christ.
UCC brings Church World Service members together in N.C.
January 11, 2013
To lay out a roadmap in the fight against hunger and poverty in 2013, the United Church of Christ’s Wider Church Ministries is hosting members from Church World Service at a week-long retreat at Franklinton Center at Bricks.
Carrasco-Hill joins UCC's Franklinton Center as project coordinator
December 19, 2012
Eunice Carrasco-Hill’s first challenge in her position with the United Church of Christ, serving as Project Coordinator at the Franklinton Center at Bricks, N.C., is to mobilize the surrounding community to get involved with the center's literacy and food justice projects.
UCC sisters renewed in ministry at African American Women’s conference
October 22, 2012
Through a sense of community, spirit and discussion, African American women in the United Church of Christ came together at the Franklinton Center at Bricks to renew their commitment to ministry. The 2012 African American Women In Ministry Conference, held Oct. 11-13, examined opportunities for women at various stages in their ministry -- beginning, middle, and retirement -- to serve the church in the global arena, advocacy work and non-profit work.
Embracing the power of literacy at Franklinton Center summer retreat
July 20, 2012
Fifty children and their families in North Carolina are learning about the power of literacy, thanks to a collaborative project hosted by the UCC's Franklinton Center at Bricks (FCAB).
The conference, retreat and education center in Eastern North Carolina hosted students, parents and staff of the Inborden Elementary School this week, as part of FCAB's first Summer Literacy retreat.
Franklinton Center re-imagining justice and mission with 'Just Food' Project
June 26, 2012
Much of the justice work of the United Church of Christ around food (sustainable agriculture),
exercise, health and literacy is converging this summer –– on a former slave plantation in North Carolina.
UCC's Mission:1 money fulfilling campaign promise to fight hunger
May 8, 2012
From down the block to around the world, the United Church of Christ is already putting Mission:1 money to work.
Milton leaves rich legacy after 16 years at Franklinton Center
November 3, 2010
Grateful for opportunities pursued and blessings received over the past 16 years, the Rev. Ervin E. Milton will step down, effective Dec. 31, from his position as director and team leader of the UCC's Franklinton Center at Bricks.