The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society is among more than 30 national faith organizations planning a large mobilization around health-care reform. These organizations will host an “Interfaith Service of Witness and Prayer” on Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. The gathering will express an ecumenical/interfaith support… Continue Reading→
The news media report that the number of cases of swine flu in Mexico, the United States and around the world is rising. While information about the symptoms and human transmission of the virus is available from a number of sources, the situation calls for the intentional and thoughtful response of the faith community.
Burning Bush, offered through GBOD’s Discipleship University, is a two-year experience for congregations to focus on developing an intentional process for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The first group of congregations enrolled in Burning Bush recently completed their second session. In the redesigned format of Burning Bush, the curriculum… Continue Reading→
Briefing Sessions for the 2009 Annual Conference will be held Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.- noon at Queen Street UMC in Kinston and 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Hay Street UMC in Fayetteville. Another session is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 3-5 p.m. at Highland UMC in Raleigh. Clergy, please provide this information to local church lay… Continue Reading→
In-depth training on identifying personal strengths and using them The Conference Academy for Leadership Development is sponsoring a day-long learning event, Ministry by Strengths, on Tuesday, May 5, at St. James UMC in Greenville. Sue Nilson Kibbey, executive pastor from Ginghamsburg UMC (Ohio), will be presenting an in-depth training on identifying personal strengths and using… Continue Reading→
Bruce Pate, retired member of the NC Annual Conference and long-time prison ministry leader and volunteer will be interviewed by Dr. Bill Friday on his Public TV series, North Carolina People. The focus will be on Yokefellow Prison Ministry of NC, the longest continuous prison ministry in North Carolina, celebrating 40 years in our state’s… Continue Reading→
Nominations for Conference Boards, Commissions, and Committees must be received by April 17. Click here for forms and list of vacancies.
The Unity Dialogue will convene March 28, at St. Francis UMC in Cary. This Saturday morning dialogue is open to all from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For 10 years since it was established by Bishop Marion Edwards, the Unity Dialogue has practiced “holy conferencing.” Meeting at least twice each year, the 20 appointees have… Continue Reading→
The MERCI Board in its meeting on March 12 learned that the Executive Committee, which functions as the personnel committee of the Board, has eliminated three of the staff positions. “The decision was predicated solely on the basis of financial data. It is no reflection on the management or skills of the staff,” said the… Continue Reading→