All persons who are under Episcopal appointment (including clergy in extension ministry) must attend the upcoming sexual ethics trainings. Not attending may impact a clergy appointment therefore five dates have been provided so each pastor serving can make himself/herself available to attend.
To register, pastors must contact the host district office for the selected training location (see below). Ideally, pastors would attend on the day/location in the district where he/she serves, but if that is not possible due to a scheduling conflict, the pastor must (a) alert their DS and (b) connect with the host district for the site they plan to attend.
Each training day will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. – please plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. in order to settle in prior to the beginning of the training. Lunch will be provided and pastors will be asked to pay a nominal fee to cover the cost of lunch, typically $5.00 or so.
- September 27: Burlington, Sanford and Durham Districts at St. Luke UMC
Host district: Sanford – Peggy Hendley @ 919-775-7041
- October 4: Raleigh, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount at Smithfield: Centenary UMC
Host district: Goldsboro – Gina Harr @ 919-734-5324
- October 21: Fayetteville, Rockingham, Wilmington at FUMC Laurinburg
Host district: Rockingham – Sara Cameron @ 910-276-6641
- October 25: Elizabeth City, Greenville, New Bern at St. James UMC Greenville
Host district: Greenville – Barbara Matthews @ 252-756-3918
- Make-up Day November 4: United Methodist Building, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC
Contact Kristin Grimsley at 919-779-6115
Attendees will meet with a large group from 10 a.m. until p.m. noon, break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and then meet in three small groups from 1-4.
The small group time will be centered around: 1. Social Media 2. The Fall Out after misconduct occurs 3. Boundary Issues. Pastors will rotate from group to group in the afternoon sessions.