Bishop Ward Invites Persons to “Walking Across the Road”
In this week’s Connections, Bishop Ward uses text from Luke 12 to ungird the theme, “Walking Across the Road,” and to introduce an event which will help participants learn ways to step out and extend the love of Christ to everyone. To read more about “Walking Across the Road” and to register, go to Walking Across the Road.
Training to Assist Churches in Disciple-Making Way
The NC Conference launched the Disciple-Making Way in 2012 as a pilot, with 15 churches participating. Now a new cohort of congregations is forming and there still is room for more to create a discipleship formation process or to intensify existing systems. The 9-month study and planning process begins with a retreat on Sept. 14. Monthly sessions follow, with a coach to facilitate at or very near the participating church. Please contact Rev. Carol Goehring or Dr. Christine Harman to find out more and sign up for the Disciple Making Way. Call 919-779-6115 or 800-849-4433 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 Conference Directory is Online
The 2013 conference directory is now posted online at 2013 Directory. Pastors, please check your information and report errors to: email@example.com.
2013 Faith and Immigration Statewide Summit
October 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free
The Faith and Immigration Summit promises to accomplish four main goals: 1. offer a unique statewide, bilingual ecumenical gathering for faith leaders who work primarily with immigrant congregations; 2. help equip faith leaders to deal with the daily challenges faced by their congregations, especially related to their immigration status; 3. provide a space for networking and sharing of best practices; 4. train immigrant rights allies, especially in faith communities, to organize and mobilize around immigration issues. To read more or register, go to Faith & Immigration.
UM Foundation Will Hold Annual Meeting
The UM Foundation will hold the annual meeting of Investment Partners on Sept. 18, at the Methodist Building in Garner at 10 a.m. This annual meeting provides an opportunity to meet and visit with the UMF Board of Directors and staff, as well as the Foundation’s Investment Consultant Team. There will be opportunities to ask questions and offer suggestions for this stewardship ministry of the Church. To help with the planning, please call or write Kim Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org (919-836-0029/800-555-4718) no later than Sept. 6 to register your plan to attend. Please send your name, address and how many will be attending so adequate lunch plans can be made.
Did You Miss the DBOM Webcast?
The Aug. 24 Disciple Bible Outreach Ministry special webcast is now available for viewing at
https://nccumc.org/dbom-webcast/. The webcast includes testimonies from Bishop Ward and other bishops, DBOM volunteers, and also persons whose lives have been changed by participating in the DBOM prison ministry.
Upcoming Conflict Transformation Workshops
The “Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches” workshop will teach some basic skills to help participants manage conflicts within congregations in a healthier manner. The upcoming workshops are: Sound District, Thursday, Aug. 29-Garber UMC, New Bern; Harbor District, Saturday, Sept. 7-Whiteville UMC, Whiteville; Capital District, Saturday, Sept. 14-Millbrook UMC, Raleigh; and Beacon District, Tuesday, Sept. 17-Edenton UMC, Edenton.
Participants do not have to attend the workshop in the pastor’s home district. Attendees are welcome to register and attend the time/place most convenient. It is preferable for all registrants from the same church to attend the same workshop. For more information or to register, go to Conflict Transformation.
Dads, Lads, and Gals at Camp Rockfish
$60/person, $10/child under 4
Dads, Lads, and Gals is a special weekend for dads and their children to spend enjoying all that Camp Rockfish has to offer. Meals will be served from Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast with a special late night campfire meal after arriving late Friday night. Enjoy all traditional Camp Rockfish activities including canoeing, archery, kayaking, arts & crafts, environmental education, climbing tower, and zip-line. To make reservation, please call 910-425-3529 ext. 21 or email: email@example.com.