PAUMCS Certification Institute Scheduled
The Certification Institute for Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS) will be held Sunday-Friday, July 14-19, in Nashville, TN. It has received the endorsement and support of the General Council on Finance and Administration. Class size is limited to 30 participants. Registrations will be honored in the order in which they are received. Persons interested in attending should email Cynthia Haralson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the brochure related to the 2013 Institute.
Spirited Life blog features NCC pastor
The Rev. Laura Hayes Mitchell (Harbor District: Burgaw) began Spirited Life with a plan for improving her health and a specific goal in mind. Two years later, she’s arrived. Read more on The Connection, the blog of the Duke Clergy Health Initiative and Spirited Life.
Christian Educators Fellowship to meet
The NC Conference Christian Educators’ Fellowship is offering a time away Monday and Tuesday, March 4 & 5 at Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center. The focus on “Discipleship in All Generations” will be led by Mary Jane Pierce Norton, the Associate General Secretary of The General Board of Discipleship’s Discipleship Ministries Division. Advanced registration is required for the overnight event.
Faith and Money discusses apportionments
Faith and Money is a blog on the NC Conference Treasurer’s Office webpage to highlight priority issues for local church treasurers and finance committees. The goals are to bring timely posts to help persons working in financial ministry positions and to provide a forum for readers to participate and share ideas as well. The most recent post, “What do churches get from paying apportionments?” can be found at Faith and Money.
Webinar: Teach us to pray
Join the conversation Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. (Central Time), as the Rev. Tom Albin and other guests talk more about prayer, the power of prayer and developing an active prayer life. Melanie Gordon, director of children’s ministries at the United Methodist Board of Discipleship, will lead a segment on teaching children to pray. This free webinar is co-sponsored by The Upper Room and Interpreter magazine. For more information, go to Pray.
Footprints Youth Retreats at Camp Rockfish
Is your youth group planning a youth retreat this summer? Look no further than Camp Rockfish to participate in Footprints, a mission-based camping experience for youth. Youth will participate in local mission projects and enjoy all of the camping activities that Rockfish has to offer. It’s not too early to start planning now!
Other Dates to Remember:
Extension Ministry Forms for the reporting period of Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012 are due Jan. 31. Forms and instructions are located on the Bishop’s webpage under “Extension Ministries.” You must complete this form using your nccumc.org email address.