Bishop Ward talks about learning opportunities
Bishop Ward shares comments about conference learning opportunities and encourages church members to connect and engage in conference ministries during this week’s Connections.
Duke Divinity sponsoring Summer Institute
The Summer Institute at Duke Divinity School is designed to nourish, renew, and deepen the capacities of Christian pastors and leaders in the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace-building through creating a diverse learning community that engages the best in theological engagement and practical wisdom for ministry over the course of one week. The Institute is designed to address the strategic and pressing concerns brought by participants through deep engagement with the Christian narrative, interactive learning among both mentors and peers, and space for personal reflection and renewal. This year’s Summer Institute is scheduled for May 27 – June 1. Deadline for registration is April 30. Space is limited. For more information about the presenters, the topics of discussion, or to apply online, go to Summer Institute. Scholarships are available.
Event to help young adults discern call to ministry
Registration is open for Exploration 2013 in Denver, Nov. 15-17. This three-day event is for young adults age 18-26 to hear, discern and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. Please pass this information along to young persons in your church who might be wondering what ministry in The United Methodist Church is all about, who would like help sifting through issues involved in an ordained vocation, or who want to learn more about The United Methodist Church. Learn more about here Exploration. The North Carolina Conference Office of Ministerial Relations can provide scholarship assistance. To receive scholarship information, email Laura Ledford at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEJ Historical Society Meeting at Lake Junaluska
Make plans now to attend the SEJ Historical Society Annual Meeting July 9-11 at Lake Junaluska Assembly. This year’s theme “Where Lives are Transformed,” will explore a few of the many ways in which Lake Junaluska has transformed lives for service to Christ over the past 100 years. Make lodging reservations now by contacting the Lake Junaluska reservations office at 1-800-222-4930 or online at accomodations. Contact Nancy Watkins at 1-828-454-6781 or: email@example.com if you have questions.
Cokesbury Resource Representatives named
Cokesbury is building a staff of community resource consultants across the United States to offer customers personal support, even as its stores close their doors. Many will work near the locations of former stores. Michael Boone has been named the Raleigh area consultant. He can be reached by phone at 919-672-1739 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Van Hoever will serve as the Greensboro area consultant. His number is 336-895-7362 and his email is: email@example.com.