Conference has Entered Season of Prayer
Bishop Ward encourages viewers/readers to pray without ceasing for each other and for the mission of Christ in local communities and the world in this week’s edition of Connections.
Race for Redemption 5K Nov. 16
Come run the Race for Redemption 5K, a fundraising event for Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries (DBOM) of North Carolina. DBOM is a Methodist ministry that creates partnerships between parish and prison to deepen Bible Study for all of Jesus’ disciples inside and outside the prison walls. The race on Nov. 16 will begin at 8 a.m. at Jamestown UMC, 403 E. Main Street, Jamestown, NC. To register, go to Race for Redemption; pre-registration fee is $30; same day registration will be $35.
Three Mission Opportunities at Pilgrimage
There will be three different mission opportunities available for groups to participate in at Pilgrimage 2013, Nov. . For details about the projects – Stop Hunger Now, ZOE, and Second Harvest Food Drive – go to http://www.nccpilgrimage.org/connect. Check out all three to see how your group can help break the chains of hunger and poverty. Online Pilgrimage early registration is open through Oct. 20. Early registration cost is $20 per person, including adult leaders. Pay online or mail payments to Pilgrimage Registration, c/o Robin Harry, NC Conference UMC, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529. Put “2013 Pilgrimage” in memo line. Late registration runs from Oct. 21 to Nov. 3 at a cost of $25 per person. After Nov. 3, please plan to register on site at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville during Pilgrimage Weekend.
Upcoming Free Webinars
The General Board of Discipleship continues to offer free learning opportunities through webinars. Upcoming webinars which could be helpful include:
Children and Worship Nov. 7, 10 a.m. Central Time
Should children worship with the gathered body? Do they learn more in worship or in children’s church? Is there a healthy balance?
How We Handle Money in Church Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Central Time
Every church that has ever had a crisis of financial impropriety thought what they were doing was fine until the day it was discovered. What’s your church’s policy for handing the gifts people entrust to you? Are you protecting sensitive information? Is it appropriate for the pastor to know what people give?