We’d like to keep everyone up-to-date about the happenings all across the NC Conference offices and committees, so we’ll be posting a roundup of all the major news at the end of every month.
Here’s an overview of NC Conference events and updates from the month of July.
- The #BeUMC focus theme for July was Deeply Rooted. Learn more about the campaign, watch new video testimonials, and share A Prayer for the Deeply Rooted People of God.
- Read a message from Bishop Fairley about “A New Season for the People Called United Methodist.”
- The Health Team Committee shared an update from Disaster Medicine expert, Dr. Wes Wallace.
- AC 2022 attendees and viewers were invited to participate in a survey to share their experiences at Conference.
- The Lay Servant Ministries team hosted a Day of Discovery on July 16.
- Charge Conference forms were released in the Online Data Collection System.
- View new small group studies for the fall.
Office of Clergy Life
- Download and read the 2022 Board of Ordained Ministry report shared at Annual Conference.
- The Office of Clergy Life hosted a Candidacy Retreat for those discerning a call to ministry in The United Methodist Church. Of the nine participants: 4 were female, 5 were male; 3 were African American, 1 was Asian, 5 were Caucasian; and 4 were young adults. Contact the Office of Clergy Life for more information on how to register for the next retreat on January 6, 2023.
- Congregations for Children introduced their new committee members and celebrated a local church C4C partnership.
- Disaster Ministries shared resources for churches to prepare for hurricane season.
- The Health Ministry Team shared the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s announcement of a new phone number to access mental health crisis services.
- 2023 Apportionment reports were sent via email on July 12.
- Grants for children with special needs are available through the “One Who is Loved” special endowment.
- 135 youth from across the Conference attended the inaugural session of NCCUMC Youth Week.