The Divinity School’s Clergy Health Initiative has launched a blog, The Connection, to provide a variety of health resources tailored to the needs of pastors. Topics range from mental and physical health to communication and commitment. Visit the blog at http://chi.divinity.duke.edu.
ABC television affiliates nationwide will broadcast a United Methodist-produced Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 and 25. The hour-long broadcast was taped at First United Methodist Church of Dallas, TX. The traditional service includes carols and scriptures, and features a 100-voice choir, a brass and drum ensemble, and the church’s pipe organ. Dr. John… Continue Reading→
The Judicial Council, the highest judicial body of the United Methodist Church, met November 2, 2009 in Durham, NC. The Judicial Council is composed of nine members elected by the General Conference, and determines the constitutionality of acts or proposed acts of the General, Jurisdictional, Central, and Annual Conferences. Twenty one docket items were addressed… Continue Reading→
Generous support of the UM Student Day offering provides United Methodist scholarships and the U.M. Student Loans administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). Annual conferences participating in the Rebate Program may award one or more merit scholarships to United Methodist students. Participating conferences may award scholarships to U.M. students who… Continue Reading→
All clergy and lay members of the North Carolina Conference are invited to a time of prayer for the ministry that will take place in the new conference facility under construction in Garner. All outer walls are now up. Come to the building site (700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC) on Monday, Oct. 12, from… Continue Reading→
The next gathering of the North Carolina Episcopal-United Methodist Dialogue will bring together both North Carolina United Methodist bishops and three Episcopal bishops to Mt. Pleasant UMC near Greensboro at 3 p.m., on Oct. 19. At 7 p.m., the bishops will lead a service of reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant. The afternoon session will include… Continue Reading→
“Feasting with God: A Peace with Justice Retreat” will be held at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center in Efland, Sept. 26- 27. Participants will explore what it might mean to eat in a manner pleasing to God. Weekend activities include shopping for, cooking, and preserving fresh, local foods with the help of local chefs;… Continue Reading→
SEJANAM, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Agency for Native American Ministries, and Lake Junaluska will be hosting the first Native Women’s Gathering and Conference Oct. 16-18. The theme of the event is “Re-Defining Our Place: Native Women Speak!” Helping to lead worship will be Louisa Locklear and April Oxendine of the North Carolina Annual Conference.
The African-American Methodist Heritage Center, an initiative of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, is sponsoring a workshop Oct. 2-4 at Gammon Theological Seminary. “The Journey: History as a Bridge to the Future” is designed to increase awareness about African-American contributions to the church and to encourage effective discipleship, evangelism and mission. The United Methodist Board… Continue Reading→