The Holy Spirit has given to every believer gifts for the strengthening of Christ’s ministry in the world. Next week, COSROW will meet to consider ways to encourage women in all ministries.
March 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir, NC Topics will include: background of the issue, myths and wisdom from faith leaders, scriptural issues, and practical resources for your own congregation. More information is available here. If you are interested in joining Rev. Christi Dye for this event, please contact her…. Continue Reading→
For Immediate Release – January 22, 2018 DALLAS – The Commission on a Way Forward is nearing the completion of its task of making recommendations of possible ways forward for The United Methodist Church regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ persons in this global denomination. The 32-member Commission concluded its three-day meeting in Dallas, Texas, on… Continue Reading→
All provisional or full ELDERS and DEACONS that are members of the NC Conference and serving in Extension Ministries are required to fill out the Extension Ministry Report for the reporting period of January 1 – Dec. 31, 2017 by January 31, 2018. Report and instructions are located at Extension Ministries.
Lent Begins on February 14 Order Free Booklets for Your Congregation Now With a daily scripture reading, reflection, and prayer for the forty days plus seven Sundays leading up to Easter, Walking in Newness of Life, based on the benefit of renewal from Romans 6:4, is a great resource for personal or congregational devotional use. Join with hundreds… Continue Reading→
Credit: Caroline Veronez This daily post is designed to help you live into our New Room Society covenant of practicing daily prayer together. Below is this week’s theme and daily practice. Week 21: Blessing How can you both be and speak the blessing of God in our world? “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:… Continue Reading→
You’ve heard a lot about changes to the tax laws that are beginning to take effect in 2018. More than ever, you’ll want to be smart about filing for 2017 and strategic about how you plan for 2018! Clergy face some unique challenges when it comes to things like social security payments, estimated tax… Continue Reading→
I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. As appealing as the prospect of losing a few pounds, flossing daily, or finally catching up on my scrapbooking might be, I find my typical New Year’s resolutions are too easily made and too easily broken. Nothing like reaching the end of January and already feeling like a loser!… Continue Reading→
The Council of Bishops is urging all United Methodists to join with other Christians throughout the world to participate in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which begins today, January 18, 2018. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is promoted by the World Council of Churches, most regional councils of churches, and most… Continue Reading→
February is Black History Month. The Media Center has books and DVDs for adults and children related to black history in the United Methodist Church and in our larger culture. Engaging with these resources helps us to understand more about where we came from and what work there is still to do to improve our… Continue Reading→