Close-out period for 2011 apportionment payments
In order to receive credit for 2011, apportionment and advance specials payments must be received in the Conference Treasurer’s Office by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Sunday Special Offerings must be received by Dec. 30, in order to be applied to 2011. Payments for the special offerings received after Dec. 30 will be applied to 2012. In order to be received on time, apportionment payments should be mailed to the Charlotte Lockbox no later than Tuesday, Jan. 10. After Tuesday, Jan.10, mail payments directly to: NCCUMC Treasurer’s Office, Attn: Diana Hunter, 700 Waterfield Ridge Pl., Garner, NC 27529. Payments may also be hand delivered or sent by overnight mail to the Methodist Building using the same address.
2011 Conference Journal is now online
The Conference Secretary’s Office announces that the 2011 Conference Journal is now available online. The link is http://journal.nccumc.org/.
Youth Service Fund grant applications
Youth Service Fund (YSF) is a mission fund exclusively of United Methodist Youth. YSF is money raised by youth, spent by youth to benefit youth. Ministries and programs that benefit young people and would not be considered typical local church youth ministry activities may apply for a Youth Service Fund grant. The YSF grant application deadline is Jan. 13. The application is available at YSF application. A limited number of in-conference grants are awarded. A reasonable grant request range is $100 to $2000. Applications for typical youth ministry activities such as mission trips will not be considered. Grants will be awarded in early 2012.
Church & Society seeking young clergy to attend national forum
Each year the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) sponsors a young adult clergy leadership forum on Capitol Hill. Since 2004, over 400 young adult clergy have participated in these forums. The NC Conference has one person already registered and we have room for one more. To qualify you must be an elder or deacon, age 35 or under and currently serving full time. The GBCS covers each participant’s room expenses for three nights, program expenses, and meals. The Conference will cover registration fees and travel expenses. If you are interested in being representing the conference at this event, please contact Brian Wingo: firstname.lastname@example.org , chairperson of the Conference Board of Church and Society, Christine Harman: email@example.com, or Robin Harry: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Jan. 4, and space is limited. Click here for more information.
2012 Youth Events brochure is now available online
The 2012 Conference Youth Events brochure is now available online. Go to 2012 Youth Events to find out dates and event descriptions or to print out a copy.
Mission Interns and US-2 application period now open
For 60 years, Global Ministries has been sending young people into service through the US-2 and mission intern programs. The US-2 and mission intern programs develop church leaders, as young people work in communities that face issues such as poverty, racism, or environmental justice. US-2s serve two years living out faith through social justice in the United States. Mission interns integrate the global and local by serving for three years, approximately half of the time in an international community and half in their home country. The deadline for the 2012 class of mission interns and US-2s is Feb. 5. Please share the application with those in your networks and communities between the ages of 20 and 30 who are committed to addressing the root causes of injustice. The application is available at young mission application.
2012 Amazing Pace Program free to qualifying spouses
Effective Jan. 1, the conference walking program will be free to all clergy spouses and qualified Health Plan Insurees. The free participation includes all active and retired clergy, their spouses (NEW!) as well as lay participants in the Conference Health Plan and their spouses who are covered by the Conference Health Plan (NEW!). Additional enrollment is available, if paid by the church or individual, for lay employees or their spouses not in the Conference Health Plan. Given the phenomenal participation and success of the walking program in 2011, the Conference Insurance Committee encourages qualified participants to become a part of this exciting journey towards better health. Visit the Insurance website for cash reward info, program and registration details.