Methodist choir program offers performances to local churches
The Methodist University Choir Program is offering performances to churches within the NCCUMC for services or special events from October 2010 through May 2011.
There are four performing groups within the MU Choir Program. The groups require a 30-day notice to perform at a service or special event. A donation to help offset travel expenses is appropriate. To request a performance by one of the groups, please call Michael Martin at (910) 630-7153 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about each group, previous and future out-of-conference performances, see this post on the Conference web site.
Call for writers for UM Global Bible Study on Addictions and Recovery
The The United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV) is creating a Bible study entitled, Hope, Healing, Health and Wholeness, to provide a biblical basis for the denomination’s compassionate response to substance abuse in the global community. United Methodists are asked to be some of the writers. The writing deadline is Aug. 30. If insterested, please view the Writer’s Guidelines and Writer’s Submissions and Criteria. For more information on SPSARV, click here.
Project AGAPE Director Visits
Project AGAPE Director and NC sponsored missionary, Nara Melkonyan, will be itinerating through the NC Conference from Oct. 20 – Nov. 8. She is available to speak at worship services, UMW groups, UMM gathers, Sunday school classes, Wednesday night fellowship gatherings, mission and ministry team gatherings, and other venues. Please consider inviting Nara to come and share the ministry of Project AGAPE, a ministry serving refugee families and other vulnerable people in Armenia. For scheduling, please contact Rev. Bill Haddock at email@example.com, or (919) 772-2042. A love offering is requested to cover Nara’s in-conference travel expenses.
10 Days. 10 Projects. Be Counted.
10-Fold is about multiplying ministry and mobilizing passionate people to stand up and be counted for the causes they believe in. The event will launch on Oct. 10 and last for 10 days. Every day will focus on a different project supported through The Advance, the designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church. The goal is to gain the support of 10,000 people for each of the 10 projects. For a schedule of projects and more information, please visit 10-fold.org.
Financial Planning Seminar Registration Now Open
Trying to juggle your monthly finances, providing for your family’s well-being, and saving for the future all while bringing effective pastoral leadership to your congregation? Interested in learning how to prepare a will and manage your credit? Register now for the Financial Planning Seminar for clergy in their early and middle years of ministry to be held on Oct. 8 at the new Conference building in Garner. Visit the Pensions page for more details and to download a registration form. For questions, contact JoAnna Cafferty at 1-800-849-4433 ext 225.
Find Community and Rest at Deacons Gathering
Join together with colleagues in the Diakonate and find community and rest at Lake Junaluska’s 2010 Deacon/Diakonate Gathering, Oct. 24-26. The Rev. Gary Gunderson, Deacon in Full Connection in the Memphis Conference and the director of Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, will be the Gathering speaker. For more information, and to register online, please visit www.lakejunaluska.com/diakonate-gathering.
CO+MISSION Early-bird Registration Extended
Early bird registration has been extended to Sept. 10 for CO+MISSION. This is a mission engagement weekend for youth, young adults, and youth workers sponsored by St. Paul UMC, Rocky Mount, the Rocky Mount District, and the Conference Office of Outreach Ministry. For additional information, details, or to register, visit the CO+MISSION website. Registration is limited.