Dear NCC clergy friends,
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
I look forward to convening gatherings of clergy in the eight districts as this summer draws to a close. These times together are a blessing to me as I see you and gain refreshment through the colleagueship we share in ministry. My hope is that you will also be refreshed, connected and strengthened as we gather.
During our time together, we will focus on the theme of this conference year: From Strength to Strength: Give! In preparation for our time together, I ask that you read and reflect on two texts: Psalm 84 and II Corinthians 8-9.
No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11
God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. – II Corinthians 9:8
The schedule of gatherings in the districts is provided below. If you are unable to attend the gathering in your district, you are invited to attend in a neighboring district to be a part of this conference-wide conversation. Our goal is to grow in generosity in response to grace upon grace—God’s inexhaustible gifts to us through Jesus Christ.
You are in my prayers as you serve God faithfully in these summer weeks.
With gratitude for your partnership in ministry,
Hope Morgan Ward
Thursday, September 3, 2015 – 2 pm – 4 pm
Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (note change in location)
Thursday, August 13, 2015 – 10 am – 12 noon
St. James UMC, 3808 St. James Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
Monday, August 17, 2015 – 10 am – 12 noon
Christ UMC, 800 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Thursday, August 27, 2015 – 10 am – 12 noon
Pinehurst UMC, 4111 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 10 am – 12 noon
Trinity UMC, 204 East 3rd Avenue, Red Springs, NC 28377
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 10 am – 12 noon
Hampstead UMC, 15395 Hwy. 17, Hampstead, NC 28442
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – 10 am – 12 noon
Louisburg UMC, 402 North Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549
Thursday, September 3, 2015 – 10 am – 12 noon
St James UMC, 2000 East 6th Street, Greenville, NC 27858