Bishop Ward welcomes Dr. La Branche to Connections
Join Bishop Ward as she talks with Dr. Mark La Branche, president of Louisburg College, about the culture of call in this week’s edition of Connections.
Volunteer Day at Camp Rockfish
Come to Camp Rockfish and join in the first Spring Volunteer Day on Feb. 23. Show Rockfish love and appreciation by helping on this day of trail clean up, small construction projects and painting. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $5 per person. When you call or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, please include the number attending as well as any special construction skills your group or family may have.
Online Advocate is now available
The February online version of the Advocate was posted Feb. 1 at NCC Advocate. The front page is open to anyone but only online version subscribers with assigned IDs and passwords can read the complete articles. Persons wishing to read the online Advocate can subscribe here. The online version has the same content as the printed version.
Fostering a Culture of Generosity conference
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is sponsoring a half-day seminar called “Fostering a Culture of Generosity” on March 9 at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Generosity is a critical expression of Christian discipleship and key to healthy congregational stewardship. Participants will explore faith, generosity, and how generous congregations give rise to generous people. Some workshop titles are “Generosity in the Bible,” “Cultivating Giving Among Younger Generations,” and “Building a Year-round Stewardship Plan.” Not able to attend? Bring the best of the conference home to your congregation with videos, narrated presentations, PowerPoint presentations, and more for $60 if ordered by March 9. The resource ships in early April. To learn more, go to generosity.
Christian Educators Fellowship invites persons to retreat
The NC Conference Christian Educators’ Fellowship is offering a time away for all persons wishing to engage in the focus topic, “Discipleship in All Generations.” Participants do not need to be a member of CEF to join the gathering on Monday and Tuesday, March 4 & 5 at Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center. The keynote leader will be Mary Jane Pierce Norton, a full-deacon in the NC Conference, serving as the Associate General Secretary of The General Board of Discipleship’s Discipleship Ministries Division. Advanced registration is required for the overnight event.
Dates to Remember:
> Feb. 14 – Deadline to register for online course “United Methodism 101,” which is designed for new church members and anyone else wanting to know more about the church. The course is Feb. 20 – April 3. Cost is $9.99. Register here.
> Feb. 14 – Deadline to register for free online course “Turning Connectional Living into Connectional Giving,” Feb. 20 – April 3. Register here.
> Feb. 20 – Free webinar “Including Children in Worship,” 10 a.m. CST, from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. Register here.
> Feb. 21 – Free webinar “Gifts That Keep On Giving,” 6:30 p.m. CST, from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. Learn more about planned giving. Register here.
> March 14 – Free Webinar “Including Children with Special Needs” 10 a.m., CST from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. Register here.