Bishop Introduces Conflict Transformation Events
Conflict is a normal part of life, even in the church. Bishop Ward talks about the Conflict Transformation Team and the upcoming district workshops in this week’s Connections.
Register Now for Convocation & Pastors’ School
Registration has opened for the 2013 Convocation & Pastors’ School, Oct. 14-15 at Duke Divinity School. The annual two-day conference offers lectures, worship and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions. This year’s event, “Renewing the Church,” will explore how thriving Christian communities are meeting the deep needs of the world and in the process, breathing new life into the church. Learn more about this year’s speakers. Pastors serving churches eligible for grants from The Duke Endowment, current Divinity School students, and 2013 graduates of the Divinity School can attend the event at a discounted rate. Register for Convocation & Pastors’ School.
Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening for MHFC
Please join Methodist Home for Children on Thursday, Aug. 22, for Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening. With a gourmet theme and a winning cause, this 7th annual event will bring together the area’s most talented chefs in competition for awards and recognition. All proceeds benefit Methodist Home for Children. Tickets are available at wilmingtonee.com.
Help Evaluate the 2013 Annual Conference
The Conference Secretary’s Office is requesting that pastors and lay members to Annual Conference please complete the survey. Your feedback will assist in the planning process for Annual Conference 2014.
Pilgrimage Registration to Begin Sept. 1
Pilgrimage has been bringing United Methodist youth (6th-12th grades) and mentors to the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville for 20 years. It’s a life-altering weekend event filled with amazing artists and thought provoking speakers, but it’s about much more that what happens on stage. It’s an experience that calls everyone to a new or stronger faith in Jesus, challenging and inspiring them to share God’s love in a world longing for love and purpose. Get involved through testimonies, group performance, house band, and more. On Sept. 1, participation sign ups end and group registrations begin. Visit nccpilgrimage.org to learn more.
SEJ Choir Music Weekend, Oct. 18-20
The annual Choir Music Weekend is designed for small and medium sized adult choirs. Participants will spend the weekend learning new worship anthems, attending specialized workshops, and sharing in worship together. This year’s event includes tickets to The Lake Junaluska Singer’s Concert on Saturday, Oct. 19. Contact Jennifer Martin for information about CEUs at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
Child Poverty Summit Scheduled for November
A Faith Summit on Child Poverty will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at First UMC in Wilson from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will focus on issues concerning healthcare, education and housing and help provide the tools for local churches to work together to break the cycle of child poverty which impacts so much of the conference. The schedule includes a keynote by Gene Nichols of the Poverty, Work and Opportunity Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, a panel discussion, two breakout sessions and a worship service led by Bishop Ward. The cost is $15 which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration details will be coming soon. For more information contact Henry Jarrett at: email@example.com or 919-606-5674.