Bishop Ward Introduces Project Bountiful
This week, Bishop Ward introduces Project Bountiful, a joint project of the Academy for Leadership Excellence, the Duke Endowment, and the NC Conference, in which 96 churches (divided into two cycles) will meet, seek, and grow in mission outreach to their communities and into the greater world. Connections
One Great Hour of Sharing March 30
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. One Great Hour of Sharing enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to live out its mission to alleviate human suffering. UMCOR responds to natural or human-made disasters – those interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. An excellent video clip by Bishop Ward to highlight OGHS for church congregations is at OGHS1. Another video clip which shows the work of UMCOR is available at OGHS2. Please offer church members the opportunity to be a part of this global recovery and healing ministry.
Webinar on ‘Means of Grace, Means of Growth’
Interpreter magazine, a publication of UM Communications, and The Upper Room are launching a new series of articles and free webinars, which will explore the means of grace – practices in which Christians have traditionally engaged to grow in relationship to God. The first webinar, “Means of Grace, Means of Growth,” will be aired at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, Feb. 27. Deadline for registration is 12 noon CT, Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Additional Information on “One Who Is Loved” Fund
Pastors of the NC Conference who wish to recommend children for a “One Who Is Loved” grant, administered by the UM Foundation, may email Kim Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or download the application form at www.umf-nc.org. The deadline to apply is March 3.