The Convocation on the Black Church will take place September 18-19, 2009, at Hay Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, NC. The theme of the convocation is: “Can These Bones Live? The State of the Black Church”. This event is sponsored by the NC Conference Committee on Strengthening the Black Church in the 21st Century. For more… 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→
Update: Please read our new post “The United Methodist Church and Health Care Reform” Everyone is encouraged to engage in the John 10/10 challenge, engaging in 10 actions over 10 weeks to help bring about a just and holistic health care system. Jesus provided a promise of God’s grace for all when he proclaimed we… 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→
Academy of Christian Witness for Laity will be held October 15-17, 2009 at Camp Rockfish. Participants may check-in after 1:00 pm on Thursday and the last session will dismiss on Saturday around noon. Registration Form
The Rev. Butch Huffman, NC Conference individual mission volunteer, will lead a Conference mission work team to Content Gap, Jamaica, Nov. 3-12, to work on the roof which was blown off during a hurricane in 2007. The total cost of the trip is $1,000/person. An orientation for persons interested in participating will be provided on… Continue Reading→
“People of Faith Building Partnerships for Peace” is the theme of the peace conference Sept. 20-22, at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. Speakers will include representatives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Workshops will focus on the practice of peace-making, especially for advocacy in local communities.