Conference CJAMM seeking information about prison ministry
The North Carolina Conference Committee on Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (CJAMM) celebrates the many Methodist volunteers throughout the conference who are following the Wesleyan tradition by answering the call to prison ministry. To highlight these congregations, the CJAMM committee has provided a feedback form on the conference website, where persons may easily describe how churches and church members are involved in prison ministry. Click on CJAMM Feedback or go to the CJAMM web site at www.nccumc.org/cjamm and look for the “Tell us about your church’s prison ministry” page indexed on the left side of the main page. Please contact Linda Harris, email@example.com with any questions.
November 29 is United Methodist Student Day
Generous support of the UM Student Day offering provides United Methodist scholarships and the U.M. Student Loans administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). Annual conferences participating in the Rebate Program may award one or more merit scholarships to United Methodist students. Participating conferences may award scholarships to U.M. students who reside in the conference and who attend or will attend a U.M.-related college or university. Promotional materials may be ordered from www.umcgiving.org.
Finding Jesus on Facebook
The workshop sponsored by the Conference Safe Sanctuaries Committee for adults in leadership of children and youth ministry – Finding Jesus on Facebook will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Soapstone UMC in Raleigh. There is no cost to attend, but plans to attend must be registered with Robin Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 16. For more information see https://nccumc.org/children/safe-sanctuaries/.
Young Adult Ministries Meeting
Any young adults (ages 18-30) are invited to the Conference Young Adult Ministries Team meeting on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10am at the Methodist Building in Raleigh. An emphasis of the meeting will be finding out what local churches are doing in young adult ministries across the Conference and developing ways that information can be shared across the conference. Questions or plans to attend may be registered with Sue Ellen Nicholson at email@example.com.
Children’s Ministry Forum
Edenton St UMC-downtown Raleigh and the North Carolina Conference will host the national Children’s Ministry Forum event in February 2010. This annual event, sponsored by the General Board of Discipleship (in conjunction with the Large Church Initiative),is an excellent opportunity for innovative workshops, inspiring worship and resources for anyone involved in any aspect of children’s ministry in any size church. The dates are Feb. 23-25, 2010 and the website with schedule and registration information is www.gbod.org/cmf. We hope for and need excellent participation by NC Conference UMC children’s ministry leaders!