After an inspiring Annual Conference, Bishop Ward, the Cabinet, and the Connectional Table look forward to the new conference year with many new and fruitful ministries in local churches throughout the conference.
The conference voted to return to Greenville for 2018 upon the recommendation of the Rev. Jerry Bryan, Conference Secretary. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward invited the conference members to share feedback about the impact of the session finishing on a Sunday and also ending on Father’s Day. The Bishop will consult with the Annual Conference Planning… Continue Reading→
North Carolina-based playwright Mike Wiley performed an embodiment of Tim Tyson’s memoir, Blood Done Sign My Name, to round out the evening performances during the 2017 NC Annual Conference. With song, humor, and a sack full of characters, one man, Wiley brought a poignant and living history of life in the 1960’s in Oxford to… Continue Reading→
“The Spirit is always moving to sweep the Church into a new mission age. With openness and gratitude we await the leading of the Spirit in ways not yet seen.…” — Global Ministries Mission Theology Statement Thomas Kemper, General Secretary at the General Board of Global Ministries, led the conference in a conversation about Generous Missions,… Continue Reading→
On Saturday afternoon, the Rev. George Speake, Conference Statistician, reported statistics for 2016, noting that 2,378 new members were received by profession of faith which is 428 fewer than 2015. In addition, 1,727 new members were received from other United Methodist Churches and 1,248 from other denominations, both being less than 2015. The total conference… Continue Reading→
The Laity Report began with a message from the Conference Youth President, Andrew Thrash. Thrash related how his personal journey of faith has been nurtured and strengthened through the loving connections he has made through the conference youth events. “We are so frequently reminded the youth are the future of the church but are we… Continue Reading→
Greg Moore, Executive Director for New Faith Communities, spoke about watching the conference theme of “Generosity in All Places” being evident throughout the conference this year. Currently, there are 24 New Faith Communities doing ministry in the NCC. The conference has one of the largest programs of all conferences. “This old work of making new… Continue Reading→
Steve Taylor, Executive Director, gave the report for Connectional Ministries by beginning with thanks for the ministry of Terry Hunt. Terry has been the Leadership Team Coordinator for the past six years. “The North Carolina Conference has been gifted by the deep faith and strong leadership of the one who has held key leadership in… Continue Reading→
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