Methodist Home for Children: The Gift of Family
Brighten this holiday season for a child or family – consider a gift that can change a child’s life. Make a gift to MHC in honor of a friend or a family member and MHC will send a card of recognition. There are also Christmas wish lists from children and teens in MHC’s care this holiday. E-mail or call Jennifer Cooper (888-305-4321, ext. 305, or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on honor gifts or wish lists.
Human Relations Day Grant applications due Jan. 10
January 10 is the deadline to apply for a Human Relations Day Grant from the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). The grants are to support ministries that respond to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training and development. Grant funds are raised through the UMC Human Relations Day Special Sunday each year. read more
Work of UMCOR in Haiti to be highlighted on CBS
UMCOR will be featured in a CBS religion special, “Haiti: Religion’s Response to Disaster,” on Sunday, Dec. 5. (Please check your local station for exact time.) After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti in January, 2010, some of the first responders were religious relief organizations. These faith-based groups continue to work in Haiti, as the road to helping the country sustain itself remains a very long one. read more
Open Enrollment Period Ends November 30
Conference Insurance participants have until Nov. 30 to complete their open enrollment elections for 2011. Elections can be made at www.ebenefitsnow.com. The logon information was sent in the open enrollment packet mailed in October. This is the time to update beneficiaries, change dependents or coverage type, enroll or decline 2011 Flexible Spending Accounts, and verify your mailing address with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Don’t delay! For questions, contact Ebenefitsnow at 1-866-239-1055 or the Conference Benefits Team at 1-800-849-4433.
The North Carolina Conference offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holidays. The Office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29.
Nov. 28: United Methodist Student Day with offering UM Student Day
Jan. 7: Peace with Justice grant applications due Peace with Justice grants
Jan. 10: Human Relations Day Grant applications due read more
Jan. 15: Older Adult/Caregiving Ministry grant applications due Caregiving ministry grants
May 14-15: Change the World Weekend Change the World