Bishop Ward Grateful for the Gift of Prayer
Highlighting the journey of a prayer baton through the districts and the upcoming June 1-10 prayer vigil, Bishop Ward expresses gratitude for the gift and power of prayer in this week’s Connections.
Annual Conference Briefing videos Now Posted Online
The 2014 Annual Conference session is only a couple of weeks away! Briefing Session videos are intended to help everyone prepare for the upcoming Conference session by bringing information to consider prior to it being presented at Conference. Please find all Annual Conference-related files and information on the official 2014 Annual Conference page. If there are any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Communications Director Joins Staff
Mary Andreolli has joined the conference staff as the Director of Communications. Mary began her work May 27. Mary has recently served The Alliance of Baptists as the Director of Communications and Outreach in Raleigh. Prior to that, she was Marketing and Program Director of the Saving Promise Campaign in Washington, DC, a program that focused on the issue of domestic violence, and rounder and Art Director of WNM, a non-profit dedicated to exploring the role of religion globally in situations of violence against women. With a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Florida and a Master’s of Divinity from Wake Forest University Divinity School, Mary brings skills in all forms of communication and theological reflection to the role. Contact Mary at email@example.com or 919-779-6115, ext 263.
Free Breakfast and Ways to Means Overview
Clergy and lay members of Annual Conference are invited to register and join the UM Foundation for a free breakfast and Ways to Means Overview on Wednesday, June 11 in the Hilton Hotel, Greenville. The breakfast and fellowship begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Ways to Means overview will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end around 9:30 a.m. Go to UMF to reserve a spot by June 2.
Sign up for the AC Run/Walk
Everyone is invited to sign up for the Run/Walk to be held on Thursday morning, June 12 at 6:30 a.m. This year’s run/walk requires a $10 registration fee that is designated for the Greenville Shelter, a local charity that serves a diverse population with food, shelter, empowerment classes and financial assistance. Support for the Shelter through participation in the run/walk, is a way of giving back to the community that has welcomed and hosted our conference for several years. The event is not competitive, and there are two options: a 3.1 mile (5k) and a 1 mile route. Go to Run/Walk https://nccumc.org/2014-annual-conference-runwalk/ to register.