NCC Youth choir still seeking participants
There are still spaces available for youth to attend the Youth Choir Workshop June 11-13 at Louisburg College under the direction of Allen Pote. The planners would like to have youth participants from each district so the choir will be representative of the entire NC Conference. Youth who have completed grades 6-12 are invited to attend. The Conference Youth Choir will sing at the Wednesday evening session of Annual Conference in Raleigh on June 13, so in addition to the music workshop, they will also get a small taste of NC Annual Conference. The workshop is sponsored by Louisburg College and the NC Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts and the cost is $100, which includes room, meals, and transportation from Louisburg to Raleigh for the Annual Conference session. Attendance is limited to the first 100 youth who register. Scholarships are available in some districts. For more information, go to http://fummwa.nccumc.net/youth-choir-workshop/ or email Kathie Wilkinson: email@example.com.
African Children’s Choir to be in Fayetteville
The African Children’s Choir will be performing a free concert at 7:30 on Friday, May 4 in Horace Sisk Gym at Fayetteville Technical Community College. A free-will offering will be taken at the performance to support the African Children’s Choir programs which include education, relief and development programs for children, especially in AIDS-devastated countries and food relief in war-torn Sudan.
Housing for the 2012 Annual Conference
The room block for the NC Conference held at the downtown Marriott (Raleigh) is full. Please contact the Sheraton at 919-834-9900 if you need a hotel room during the week of Annual Conference, June 13-16. The Sheraton is also connected to the Raleigh Convention Center. All rooms at the Sheraton will be released as of May 6.
Flapjack fundraiser will support 3MC
There will be a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday morning, May 12 at the Applebee’s, 901 N. Spence St., in Goldsboro to support the work of 3MC. 3MC is the Methodist Men’s Ministry Center housed at the former MERCI warehouse. The cost will be $7.00 per person and the serving hours will be 8 – 10 a.m. For more information, contact center director, Pamela Adkins at 919-739-9167 or: firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Conference in the second week
General Conference has entered the second week and it is the week of open discussions and debate on the petitions which have been submitted. Items being voted on this week will guide the denomination for the next four years. There are news articles on the NC Conference website, www.nccumc.org about decisions which have been made and other events and news about General Conference.