Connections: 2013 Appointments
Bishop Ward talks about what to expect from the appointment process this year in this Connections video.
Last day to apply for Naturally Slim Pilot Program is March 17
Beginning Mon., Apr. 1, NCCUMC will offer Naturally Slim® Foundations, a 10-week, completely online program that helps participants lose weight, reduce risk factors for metabolic syndrome, reduce stress, and increase activity level. Anyone on NCCUMC’s medical health insurance plan is eligible to participate for free – active clergy and lay employees! Space is limited so apply today! Visit the Treasurer’s Office website for a quick video about Naturally Slim and more details.
Save the date – Black Church Convocation Oct. 18-19
The North Carolina Annual Conference Strengthening the Black Church Committee 21st Century Committee has announced that the “Black Church Convocation” will be held on Oct. 18-19. “We believe this is a significant and important event in the life of the church and community of the North Carolina Conference,” the Rev. Dr. James Henderson, chair of the committee. Although the theme has not been developed, the convocation will center on building and strengthening churches for the 21st century. Dr. Fred Allen, national director for Strengthening the Black Church 21st Century, and his team will lead the convocation. Additional information will be available later.
Academy Day of Learning, Leading from the Center
The Academy for Leadership Excellence will present Leading from the Center: Spiritual Practices for Ministry Excellence on Wed., May 8 from 9am-3pm at Edenton Street UMC. Open to all clergy and laity, this Day of Learning will be facilitated by Dr. Bruce Epperly a theologian, minister, and author of over 20 books. This interactive and experiential workshop focuses on the importance of spiritual practices for excellence in ministry and congregational lay leadership related to administration, mission, decision-making, preaching, and worshipful work. Register online at theafle.org or for more information, call The Academy for Leadership Excellence at 919-208-2169.
Voting rights issues before court and NC Legislature
An appeal has been issued by the NC Council of Churches for voices of opposition concerning proposed voting rights issues before the North Carolina Legislature. The text of the message from the council is offered for your consideration. It is in your hands to determine how the information and bulletin insert might be shared with your congregation.