Peace with Justice grant applications due Jan. 7
January 7 is the deadline to apply for a Peace with Justice grant from the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. Objectives for the grant include promotion, advocacy and leadership development related to issues of peace, reconciliation and human rights. Grant applicants must be either a United Methodist or other affiliated organization, or an ecumenical group working with and through at least one United Methodist agency or organization. Funding for the program is generated through the Peace with Justice offering received in June. To access the application form, go to Peace with Justice.
Early registration now open for Clergywomen’s Conference
The SEJ Clergywomen’s Conference features three bishops in the jurisdiction – Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Bishop Dindy Taylor, and Bishop Charlene Kammerer. The conference will take place in April, 2011, and early registration is open until Dec. 15. See the schedule and registration information at Clergywomen.
Conference to host an open house
The Conference is hosting an open house at the United Methodist Building on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. All members of the NC Conference, both clergy and lay, are welcome to attend. Read more.
Eastern NC counties still struggling with flood damage
Gifts for disaster response in eastern North Carolina are greatly needed. Churches are strongly encouraged to announce the special offering for NC Storms Emergency Response, as soon as possible, and submit funds to Conference Advance #SOO176. Send remittances, using the Conference remittance form, to Conference Treasurer, North Carolina Conference/Raleigh Area, P.O. Box 60053, Charlotte, NC 28260. For more information, go to Flood response.
ZOE Christmas gift is a gift of life
This Christmas, give a gift that has a lasting effect on the life of an African orphan. To a vulnerable child, the gift of an animal – a cow, pig, goat, chicken or rabbit – provides income, nourishment, even fertilizer for fields as they journey through ZOE Ministry’s Orphan Empowerment Project. For more information on the Christmas Animals Project (including downloadable gift acknowledgement cards), visit Zoe Christmas Animals.
Caregiving Ministry grants available
The United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministries (General Board of Discipleship) will be providing grants related to older adult ministry in the area of Caregiving Ministry in 2011. The grants, part of the Comprehensive Plan for Older Adult Ministries, will be available to local United Methodist congregations, districts, annual conferences, central conferences, and United Methodist-related institutions. Application deadline is Jan. 15. Read more.
Consider a partnership in mission to Liberia
The North Carolina Conference Mission Team, made of representation from every district, extends an invitation to be part of the Love for Liberia ministry team. This is a two-year partnering with Liberian United Methodist churches, schools, medical missions, missionaries, pastors, and other brothers and sisters. Read more.