2011 Pilgrimage news and deadlines
Please visit http://www.nccpilgrimage.org/ for all the latest information about the Pilgrimage 2011 speakers and the musical guest for Saturday night. There are also guidelines for the House band, youth testimonies, and group participation options and the Sept. 1 submission deadline for persons interested in these opportunities. Be sure to subscribe to the email list so you can receive all new updates and postings as they happen. The General Mailing List subscriber box is in the bottom right corner of the Pilgrimage homepage.
NCC Walking Program – Amazing Pace Cash Incentive Change
It’s now easier to earn cash incentives through the Amazing Pace Walking Program! Since the intention and spirit of this program is to encourage our community to become more active and healthier, the Insurance Committee has revised the cash incentive criteria retroactively to January 31, 2011. The three previous criteria have now been reduced to only two: (1) enroll in The Amazing Pace walking program by the first day of the journey (1/31/2011 for the first journey; 4/25/2011 for the second journey; 7/18/2011 for the third journey; and 10/10/2011 for the fourth journey) and (2) walk at least 65% of the days during the 11-week journey. For more program details, visit the Conference Insurance website or contact the Amazing Pace customer service at 1-888-852-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for General Conference Choirs
United Methodist choirs and ensembles are invited to apply to share in worship at General Conference in Tampa, FL April 24-May 4, 2012. Please submit a letter of application to: email@example.com, including a brief bio and a link to a YouTube video of your group. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2011.
Native American Ministry offering
It is not too late for congregations to respond to the Native American Ministry offering, one of six specially-designated offerings created by General Conference. Fifty percent of the offering remains in the annual conference to develop and strengthen local Native American ministries. The other fifty percent is distributed equally between the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry to provide scholarships for American Indians attending the church’s schools of theology and the Native American Urban Initiative of the General Board of Global Ministries. Offerings should be remitted to the Conference Treasurer’s Office.
Annual Conference Briefing Session is online for viewing
The archived file of the Annual Conference Briefing Session is now available for viewing at AC briefing session. We realize that many people were unable to view the live stream of the session on Sunday afternoon, May 22 due to technical issues. We apologize for this and are working to resolve the issues for future telecasts.
There is also a “Frequently Asked Questions” document available for download at Annual Conference FAQs. If you have a question that is not answered on the FAQs page, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your questions will be answered and added to the FAQ document. If you continue to have problems viewing the session from the conference website, please notify email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.