Conference members recognized The Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Dean of Duke Divinity School who is retiring after serving for six years to write and teach. He pointed out that the No. 1 Divinity School in the country has been named as Duke Divinity. Further, he noted, the #1 basketball team is Duke University. He quipped,… Continue Reading→
Rev. George Speake, the Conference Statistician, shared encouraging news Wednesday afternoon about positive increases in the North Carolina Conference’s statistical numbers. The good news was tempered by some words of challenge to the churches and clergy. In 2014, church membership increased by 409, reflecting 2806 professions of faith and a total membership of nearly 230,000…. Continue Reading→
Thursday night at 7:30 pm, Christian recording artist singer/songwriter Sara Groves will perform in the Exhibit Hall. Sara Groves is a mom and wife who has a passion for justice and a heart full of mercy. She penned her first songs at the age of four and has gone to a music career that includes seven… Continue Reading→
The North Carolina Conference’s Mission Celebration, hosted by Rev. Edith Gleaves, began with a powerful prayer and naming of place around the world that the NC Conference is serving, In light of this it can be rightly stated that “the world is our parish.” Rev. Kristen Brown brought greetings General Board of Global Ministries and shared insights about… Continue Reading→
The laity convened in the Grand Ballroom for the Laity Executive Session Wednesday afternoon. As lay members crowded into the packed ballroom, Conference Lay Leader Gary Locklear recognized the Conference Board of Laity, which includes the President of the NC Conference United Methodist Men, the President of the NC Conference United Methodist Women, the President of… Continue Reading→
10:45 am Order of the Day: Memorial Service honoring the 53 pastors who have died since the last annual conference meeting. Noon Retiree Luncheon and Recognition celebrating the service of 30 pastors retiring this year 1:30 pm CF&A, reports from Insurance, Pension, and Equitable Compensation committees 3:30 pm Platform Time with Michael Slaughter 7:30 pm… Continue Reading→
The youth delegates to Annual Conference 2015 met online this past week to discuss logistics and details of our Annual Conference. This conversation was held via Google Hangouts and allowed youth to engage in a time where they could ask questions and receive information that would assist in their traveling to and attending the conference…. Continue Reading→
As United Methodists, we are bound together by our love of God and neighbor. Out of that love for God we gather at the Table of the Lord today as we begin our holy conferencing during Annual Conference this week. Since we are at the beach this year, the obvious worship decoration is sand! When… Continue Reading→
If you are driving to the Wilmington Convention Center via I-40 and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (US-74), 3rd Street is closed between Front Street and Red Cross Street. You can turn right on Front Street or Left on Red Cross Street if you are planning to come this way.
The following Briefing Session videos are intended to help everyone prepare for the upcoming Conference session by bringing information to consider prior to it being presented at Conference. Please find all Annual Conference related files and information on the official Annual Conference 2015 page. If there are any questions, please send them to . Not… Continue Reading→
There will be a Trolley available to pick up folks staying at UNCW the week of Annual Conference. The Trolley will pick up in the front of Belk Dorm at 7:15 am. Return trip will begin at 7:00 pm Late return trip will be provided by the Pine Valley UMC bus at 9:00 pm We need to… Continue Reading→
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