United Methodist Foundation Staff announcement
Jim Mentzer has served as the Director of Planned Giving for United Methodist Foundation, Inc. since 2006, providing outstanding leadership on behalf of the Foundation’s stewardship ministry services for churches, agencies and institutions of the North Carolina Conference. Jim’s expertise in financial services, his knowledge of gift planning and stewardship education and his active participation in Conference clergy leadership have proven to be a valued contribution to the stewardship ministry of United Methodist Foundation and the North Carolina Conference.
Jim has accepted an appointment as President of United Methodist Foundation of New England located in Hampstead, NH. Jim will continue ministry in his new position on June 1.
New clergy e-mail system in operation
The Information Technology Office will be shutting down the old clergy e-mail server on Monday March 28. All Clergy e-mail accounts have been migrated to the new system and the old server is no longer accepting messages. Clergy should note the following:· If no new e-mail messages have arrived in the last few weeks, contact the Conference Information Technology Office for assistance.
· If personal e-mail messages are on the old server and assistance is needed to move them to the new server, contact the Conference Information Technology Office for assistance.
· If Address Book contacts on the old server should be migrated to the new system, please visit help: https://nccumc.org/it/email-issues/how-do-i-migrate-my-squirrelmail-contacts-to-google-apps/
If there are other questions or concerns about clergy e-mail accounts, feel free to call Information Technology at 1-800-849-4433 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
One Great Hour of Sharing – April 3
Join United Methodists everywhere by participating in this special offering which supports UMCOR’s vital work. Contributions to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering assures that when catastrophes occur, The United Methodist Church, compelled by Jesus’ love and compassion, will be in the lead to ease the suffering. When churches support OGHS, UMCOR can keep the promise that 100% of every gift made to specific UMCOR projects can be spent on that project – not on administrative costs. Call (888) 346-3862 to order envelopes and other resources. Find more at One Great Hour.
Clergy Academy of Christian Witness in April
The Commission on Evangelism is offering the Clergy Academy of Christian Witness April 5-7 at Camp Rockfish. Because sessions have been revamped to address changing needs of ministry, this training is open to all clergy. Space is limited. First come-first served! To attend, please contact Robin Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-849-4433. Visit the evangelism website at http://nccumcevangelism.org/.
Duke Divinity School to host conversation on anti-torture advocacy
Experts in theology, religion and human rights will gather to discuss the use of torture in the U.S. and abroad and to prepare participants for anti-torture advocacy within their own communities. “Toward a Moral Consensus Against Torture: A Gathering of Students, Clergy, People of Conscience, and People of Faith,” is open to the public and will take place at Duke Divinity School and First Presbyterian Church in Durham on March 25-26. read more
United Methodists reach out to Pacific region in disaster recovery
UMCOR has established Advance #3021317 “Pacific Emergency” where financial donations can be directed to assist in relief efforts in Japan and other areas in the Pacific rim affected by the recent earthquakes and tsunamis. Persons wishing to donate can put a check in the local church offering plate clearly marked PACIFIC EMERGENCY, which the church can then remit to the conference treasurer’s office. Persons wishing to make donations online can go to Pacific Emergency.
“Women of the Civil Rights Movement” event at Scarritt-Bennett
What was the role of women in the Civil Rights Movement? How did they contribute to the success of many of the major civil rights events? What wisdom can women of today learn from the courageous women who fought for justice? Scarritt-Bennett Center will host “Roads the Justice: Women of the Civil Rights Movement” a conference March 31- April 2 with speaker, Dr. Sue Thrasher and performer, Billy Jean Young to discuss these questions. This conference will remind some and introduce to others, prominent women who were part of this great movement. read more
2011 Disciple Bible Study Facilitator’s Training Event
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries of NC, Inc., announces DISCIPLE Bible Study Facilitator’s Training for the NC Conference. Disciple Bible Study facilitator’s training will take place at First UMC in Rockingham on Saturday, July 16. The event will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by 4:00 p.m. Training will be provided in DISCIPLE I-IV and DBOM’s youth study, Rings of Fellowship. Registration is $25. This fee includes the training, all associated training materials, lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration is required. Register online at DBOM or by calling the DBOM office at 336-454-5348.
Journal CDs are available from Conference Secretary
The Conference Secretary’s Office has extra copies of the 2010 Conference Journal available in CD and printed format. The CD’s are $10.00 and the printed copies are $30.00. Please contact email@example.com if you would like a copy or you may send a check made payable to NC Conference to the attention of the Conference Secretary’s Office.
The Young Clergy Women Project Conference 2011
August 8-11— Duke Divinity School, Durham
Time for rest and renewal, refreshment and re-connecting with God. The 2011 Young Clergy Women Project Conference, presented in conjunction with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, is an opportunity for summer Sabbath. Join with other young clergy women (under 40-yrs old) from various denominations for worship and play, prayer and reflection as all explore their spiritual health. Conversations will be led by the Rev. Winnie Varghese, a leader in the Episcopal Church’s clergy wellness program. Please visit Young Clergywomen for more information and to register. Registration deadline is June 30. Contact the Rev. Christi O. Brown for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready, Set, Teach – Important Tools for Discipling Mission with Delia Halverson, Saturday, March 19, St. Francis UMC, Cary, NC; 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. Cost: $25 (includes lunch and materials). For more information and registration click here.