Bishop and Cabinet Desire Prayers During Appointment-making
Bishop Ward and the Cabinet request prayers as they work through the appointment-making process this week and they will also be in prayer for every church and clergyperson in the North Carolina Conference. Connections
World Malaria Day is April 25
As World Malaria Day approaches on April 25, Imagine No Malaria is asking supporters to #CovertheNet to raise awareness across social media networks about this killer disease. Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church that is dedicated to eliminating deaths from malaria in Africa through prevention, treatment, education and communication. Through generous support, this goal has never been closer in reach. Malaria’s death rate is half of what it was in 2006; however, there is more work to be done as this preventable disease still claims a life every 60 seconds. Imagine No Malaria has created resources that make it easy for advocates to create social media buzz about this life-saving cause. To see the various resources, go to Cover the Net.
Application Deadline Extended for Rural Church Convocation
The application deadline for Duke Divinity School’s Convocation on the Rural Church has been extended to Wednesday, April 30. Pastors of churches eligible for grants from The Duke Endowment are invited to apply to attend the event, Aug. 11-13 in Myrtle Beach. Discussions will focus on issues around transforming rural churches and communities, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The theme of this year’s event is “Sabbath Living,” and facilitators are Matthew Sleeth, author of “24/6: Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life;” and Nancy Sleeth, author of “Almost Amish.” For additional information, visit Rural Convocation.
Spiritual Gifts Online Course Registration Open
“Spiritual Gifts” is a course recommended for all Lay Servants and a requirement for all persons desiring to become Lay Speakers. The course will be two weeks from May 7-21 with approximately one hour of work per day required. Participants must be comfortable with using a computer (using text dialog boxes and following links) to be successful in this course. Class size limited to 15 persons. The course fee is $10 (payable through PayPal) plus text. Registration is now open and will close April 30. Go to learning.nccumc.org and scroll down to the course title to enroll.
All-State Youth Choir at Greensboro College
All-State Youth Choir is an exciting opportunity for rising ninth graders through high school seniors from United Methodist churches in North Carolina to participate in a high-quality, Christian music camp sponsored by Greensboro College, a UM Church-affiliated college. Tuition of $350 per student promises fun, fellowship and an unforgettable musical experience! Audition media must be received by April 30. For more information about the camp and how to submit audition media, go to Youth Choir.
Committee Vacancies Posted
The Conference Committee on Nominations invites you to prayerfully consider serving the NC Conference in leadership roles as conference board or committee members. A list of committee and board vacancies are posted on the Committee on Nominations website. Please review this list and apply to serve or nominate someone else to serve in the committee vacancies. Nominations are due by Monday, May 5.
5K Run/Walk During Annual Conference
The NC Conference is sponsoring a non-competitive Run/Walk on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 a.m. to promote fitness and fellowship among Conference members. All members, all ages, runners, walkers and volunteers, are welcome. There will be a registration fee of $10. All proceeds will be given to the Greenville Community Shelter, a local non-profit that serves the homeless and transitional populations of Greenville. To register, go to Run/Walk.