Peace Conference to address poverty, abundance, and peace
The fourth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, “Poverty, Abundance, and Peace: Seeking Economic Justice for all God’s Children,” will take place November 13 – 15. Keynote speakers include Senator George McGovern and Dr. David Beckmann, Executive Director of Bread for the World. United Methodist Bishop Ntambo of the Congo and other leaders will be joining them. The Lake Junaluska Peace Conference is a rich opportunity for persons of all ages and faith traditions. In keeping with the commitment of the Peace Conference to Interfaith peacemaking, the Conference will also feature an interfaith panel of Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars on the topic, “What Our Sacred Texts and Traditions Say in Regard to Economic Justice and Peace.”
Registration for the Conference is $119 but there is an Early Bird registration (prior to July 31) of $89. Scholarships are also available for college and graduate level students. For further information and to register visit Peace Conference or call Pam Naplen at 828-454-6656.
Cokesbury has several product discounts that end July 31.
DISCIPLE is on sale at Cokesbury for 10% off until July 31. This is an excellent time to make your purchase for Fall classes. This includes the Long-term Bible Studies (32 to 34 weeks) – Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, Into the Word into the World, Remember Who You Are, Under the Tree of Life, Jesus in the Gospels, and Christian Believer.
A new resource, Sunday School Teacher, is a companion resource that describes how teachers and students can adapt the study manual and videos of Becoming Disciples through Bible Study for the Sunday school setting and Personal Study Guide describes how best to use Becoming Disciples in an individual setting. Short-term Bible Studies (8 – 11 weeks) reach those busy people who are unable to commit to longer studies.
Credo, the official United Methodist confirmation resource is on sale for 10%. For more information about this program, go to CREDO.
Worship & Song resources (the new UM hymnal supplement) are on sale for 15% off until July 31. For descriptions, go to http://www.worshipandsong.com/.
Contact the Raleigh Cokesbury store (919-872-8810 or 866-265-2665) or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to place your orders before July 31.
Online Registration for Pilgrimage opens Aug. 1
The 2011 Pilgrimage for youth will be Nov. 11-13 in Fayetteville. Leaders may begin registering groups on Aug. 1 at the official Pilgrimage website, http://nccpilgrimage.org/. Also on the website is information about the speakers, the special musical guest, and information about how local church groups can get involved.
Finance and Human Resources Director needed
NC United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, Inc. is in need of a Finance Director. The position entails the oversight and management of financial activities. Duties include daily financial and accounting activities, payroll, insurance, work records and other documentation, financial reviews, liability and property insurance, risk assessment/risk review, and working with outside auditors. For a detailed description of the position, go to Finance Director.