connections with Bishop Ward will return next week.
2014 final apportionment figures now online
The Conference Treasurer’s Office has closed out the 2014 apportionment year and is happy to report 91.88% of the budget apportioned during 2014 was received from local churches. Out of 788 churches receiving apportionments, 82% of them (648) paid 100% of all apportioned amounts. The Conference Council on Finance and Administration voted to fund the general church, jurisdictional and Past Service Liability apportionments in full out of the conference reserves. This is the tenth consecutive year that general and jurisdictional church apportionments have been paid at 100%. To view the church/district reports, go to district remittances. Please take a moment to give thanks for the continuing evidence of God’s abundant blessings in the NC Conference.
Upcoming episode of Every Day Grace TV
The next episode of Every Day Grace TV will air on WNCN, Channel 17 (Raleigh) on Feb. 8 at noon. We explore two questions, “Are you happy with your place in the world?” and “If you could change anything about your place, what would you change?”
Missed the debut edition of Every Day Grace TV or do not have access to WNCN? No problem. Watch episodes on the Every Day Grace youtube channel.
Deadline for submitting resolutions is announced
The deadline for submitting resolutions for the 2015 Annual Conference is May 11. Please
submit all Resolutions to the Conference Secretary’s Office in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New publications new online
Every Day Grace magazine and vine, new publications from the NC Conference Office of Communications can now be read online. Please take a look – Every Day Grace and vine – and give us your feedback at email@example.com.
Registration for Global Vision 2015 is now full
Global Vision- a journey for high school youth to Washington, DC and New York City for seminars on Peacekeeping at Home and Abroad – is now full.
Survey available for retirees to report HRA experience
The Conference Insurance Committee and Board of Pension invite all retired clergy, their spouses and widow/ers to complete an online survey regarding the experiences with the Health Reimbursement Account arrangement. Please submit only one survey per household. This survey will be open through Sunday, Feb. 22. If a participant would like to complete a paper copy of the survey, then please contact JoAnna Ezuka at 1-800-849-4433 ext. 225.
NC Council of Churches job posting deadline extended
The application deadline for the Council’s Executive Director position has been extended. The Search Committee will accept applications through Tuesday, Feb. 10. A complete description of the position and the application process can be found here. Please direct any questions to the committee via e-mail at EDSearch@outlook.com.
Children’s Choir Festival scheduled for February
The NC Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts has a new website at www.ncfellowship.org. Under “events,” are details and registration information about the 2015 Children’s Choir Festival on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Apex UMC. All registrations must be postmarked no later than Feb. 16.
Save the Date: Faith and Immigration Statewide Summit
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Durham
This year’s Summit will focus on issues affecting children and youth coming to our state from Central America.
Bread for the World Convention
Saturday, March 28 Highland UMC, Raleigh
WRAL news anchor and Episcopal Deacon David Crabtree will be the master of ceremonies, and University of North Carolina Law Professor Gene Nichol will be the keynote speaker, with many other great presenters. Theme for the event is “Uniting Our Voices to End Hunger.” Please plan to send a delegation from your house of worship or civic group to participate in this great gathering. Registration fee is $25. Click here to register for the convention. For more information, e-mail Tony Simeone.
Day of Learning, Congregational Anxiety
Join Stephanie Hixon (JustPeace in Washington, DC) and Craig Gilliam (Center for Pastoral Excellence, Louisiana Conference) to learn how to invite calmness, responsiveness, and develop deeper relationships during times of crisis or stress. Hixon and Gilliam will offer fresh perspectives in looking at the different ways to provide the right attitude, goals and vision in tough times. For more information, visit Leading During Anxious TImes or call 919-208-2169. Registration is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. The event will be held Tuesday, March 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
at Edenton Street UMC in Raleigh. This event is a partnership between the Conference Office of Conflict Transformation and the Academy for Leadership Excellence.