Final date to submit 2012 apportionment payments
All 2012 Apportionment and Advance Special receipts are due in the Treasurer’s Office by 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16. For more information on 2012 Advance Special projects, go to Mission and Service and turn to page 11. Call Diana Hunter at 919-779-6115, ext. 232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Methodist Home for Children Sunday is February 17
Every day in North Carolina, abused and neglected children are left to fend for themselves, to care for younger siblings and to survive in households void of love or stability. Last year, the Methodist Home for Children served more than 1,400 children and families through the grace of God and the generosity of congregations in the North Carolina conference. Please support this important UM ministry this year with your gifts on MHC Sunday, Feb. 17. Visit MHFC Sunday to learn more.
Conference UMM Seeks District Prayer Advocates
The North Carolina Conference United Methodist Men are seeking to fill the vacancy of Conference Prayer Advocate. One district Prayer Advocate is needed for every district where there is a desire for a direct and intentional emphasis on prayer among United Methodist Men and in the churches of the district. A heartfelt expression of gratitude is given to Phil Platter, the current prayer advocate. If you or someone you know might be interested in serving in this capacity, please contact Charlie Gray: email@example.com for an advocate job description.
2012 Conference Journal now online
The 2012 Conference Journal is now available on-line. Please go to https://nccumc.org/secretary/journal/ to view the Journal.
A Winter’s Tale for the Methodist Home for Children
Please join the Methodist Home for Children on Jan. 26 for A Winter’s Tale. Proceeds from this festive and elegant evening of live music, fine dining and auctions will benefit the children and families served by Methodist Home for Children. The Gala will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Make plans now to attend and tell your friends. Tickets can be purchased individually or by table. Visit A Winters Tale for tickets and information on the silent auction.
January is Project AGAPE Month
Please prayerfully consider celebrating and supporting Project AGAPE during the month of January. Project AGAPE is a joint ministry with the Western NC Conference, proclaiming the name of Jesus in Armenia, a place where thousands of refugees continue in a struggle to survive. Gifts to this ministry could be the difference between life and death, spiritually and physically, for many brothers, sisters, and children in this nation. Click AGAPE bulletin insert to download the information resource. For more information about Project AGAPE, read AGAPE.
Celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
From its founding more than 75 years ago, the NC Council of Churches has worked toward Christian unity, and now calls members in celebrating the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from Jan. 18-25. The theme for 2013 is “What Does God Require of Us?” (Micah 6:6-8). Resources for prayer services, prayers of the faithful and musical suggestions for this year’s celebration can be found at Christian unity. An observance will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. at Resurrection UMC in Durham. The Rev. Hope Morgan Ward, NCC resident bishop, and the Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, bishop of Raleigh Catholic Diocese, will participate in an ecumenical Service of the Word along with other clergy. All are invited to come and participate.
Come to the Table Conferences
Please join us for the 2013 Come to the Table Conferences: People of Faith Relieving Hunger and Supporting Local Agriculture. These conferences include inspiring plenaries, topical breakout sessions, lunch, and a unique chance to meet partners engaged in local food systems and hunger relief work. Visit Come to the Table for more information and registration.
Extension Ministries/Deacon Form Deadline
Extension Ministry Forms for the Reporting Period of January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 are due Jan. 31. Forms and instructions are located on the Bishop’s webpage under Extension Ministry at Extension ministry report and for Deacons at deacon report. Note: All new provisional or full deacons appointed to extension ministry must submit the extension ministry report as well as the Deacon Annual Report required by the GBHEM (see below).
You must complete this form using your nccumc.org address. If you have problems logging in to your nccumc.org address, please contact Linda Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-849-4433, Ext. 238.
The Deacons Annual Report Form is required by GBHEM (applies to all Full and Provisional Deacons regardless of appointment). For a fill-in form of the Annual Report, go to Deacon report form and scroll to the bottom of the page.