Organizers seeking 2010 Pilgrimage Feedback
The Pilgrimage 2010 Planning Team would like to say “thank you” to all who made the event possible. They will soon begin making plans for next year. To assist with this, the team is asking for feedback from anyone attending this year. Pastors and youth workers, please share the survey links below. The deadline for the survey is Wednesday, Dec. 8. Thank you in advance for your love of this ministry.
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.
Alpha introduction event planned in January
A Taste of Alpha event is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Haymount UMC in Fayetteville. This event is an introduction to the ministry of Alpha. It is a free event with dinner served but for meal and resource purposes, everyone must register. Go to Alpha Fayetteville to acknowledge your intentions of attending.
Gift a friend the NCC Christian Advocate
The North Carolina Conference Christian Advocate, the official conference newspape, is in its 154th year of providing information and resources to the members of the denomination in eastern North Carolina. How about gifting a special Sunday School teacher, parent, or child with a one-year subscription at a special Christmas rate? Go to Advocate to read more.
Native American Leadership Retreat to be at Lake Junaluska
The 10th Annual Native American Leadership Retreat will be Feb. 24-26 at Lake Junaluska. This promises to be an enriching experience of spiritual growth and nurture in a cultural context through challenging preaching and seminars, worship and fellowship This year’s theme, “Trail of Hope: Removal to Restoration.” read more
Conference open house is this Saturday
The Conference is hosting an open house at the United Methodist Building in Garner on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1-4 p.m. All members of the NC Conference, both clergy and lay, are welcome to attend. read more
Pastoral Care Specialist Training begins in January
A cooperative new support and educational program for persons in parish ministries will be offered through a partnership between Alamance Regional Hospital, Pastoral Care and Counseling and North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation. Pastoral Care Specialist training will begin Jan. 20 and will meet every other week for 17 sessions. Meeting location will be First Baptist Church: Mebane, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each session. Upon completion of the 50 hours of training, participants may make application to the American Association of Pastoral Counselors for acceptance as a Pastoral Care Specialist. For more information, contact The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation, 919-847-2323 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Early registration for Clergywomen’s Consultation is Dec. 1
The deadline for the early bird registration ($110) for the SEJ Clergywomen’s Consultation is Dec. 1. Registration after Dec. 1 is $150. The Conference will feature three bishops in the jurisdiction – Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Bishop Dindy Taylor, and Bishop Charlene Kammerer. The conference will take place in April 2011. To see the schedule and registration information go to Clergywomen.
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