Pastors should verify contact information online
Pastors, please go online and update/verify your home and office addresses and phone numbers and also, please update your new district information for the 2012 Conference Directory. If assistance is needed, please contact the Conference Secretary’s Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewardship webinar scheduled next week
The United Methodist Board of Discipleship will offer an hour-long webinar at 6:30 p.m. CDT July 12 on how churches can shift the focus from the church’s need for money to the people’s need to give. The course is called: “Are You Raising Funds or Raising Generous Disciples?” To learn more, contact Ken Sloane: email@example.com or call 615-340-7165. To sign up, click here.
New communication system to be installed at UM Building
The Information Technology Office will be working Thursday and Friday, July 5-6, on deploying a new phone and internet system. The Conference’s main telephone number will be offline on Thursday July 5 while the installation proceeds. If you need to contact Conference Staff, please feel free to send an e-mail message. There will also be a brief outage of conference internet systems for less than an hour. The times of the outages will be published on the conference website as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the IT Office.
School of Christian Mission to be in Fayetteville
The 2012 School of Christian Mission (SOCM) is scheduled for July 19-21 at Methodist University in Fayetteville. The SOCM is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society. The studies for 2012 are Immigration in the Bible, Haiti and Poverty. The registration form is available at SOCM.
Youth Ministry Leadership Training
A Youth Ministry leadership training event for all youth and the adults who work with youth will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, from 4-7 p.m. at Millbrook UMC in Raleigh. Hosted by the Raleigh Area YOWO group, bring your youth officers and adult volunteers for an evening of inspiration and equipping. Cost is $10 per person to cover dinner and supplies. Payment is due at registration. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Emilie Mathura about missions and Lee Barnes about leadership qualities for student leaders. Adult leaders will have choices of various workshops including Counseling 101 (dealing with crisis), Your First Two-Years in Youth Ministry and Veteran Youth Ministry with Chris Sasser of Youth Ministry Architects. To register, go to http://goo.gl/wvofb.
The Methodist Building will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in respect of Independence Day. The office will be re-open on Thursday, July 5.