connections: Finishing the Race to End Malaria!
Bishop Ward reminds us to put on our sneakers and get out and run at the upcoming Skeeter Runs.
Skeeter Run 5Ks
Heritage District, your Skeeter run is Oct. 12 at Wake Forest United Methodist Church. Don’t miss it! Sign up today! In another district? Registration information is coming soon.
Conference Survey Open on District Transition
Two years ago the North Carolina Conference embarked on a new path of district leadership design and deployment. The Transition Team solicited, and received, feedback from lay and clergy in the conference which aided them in their decisions. It is time to check in to see how those changes are working for us. You are invited to offer your comments and responses in a confidential survey.
Bishop’s Forum on Israel/Palestine
The Bishop’s Forum on Oct. 16 will focus on the church’s response to the Israel/Palestine crisis. The forum will begin at 11am and end at 1pm. Our guest speaker will be The Rev. Alex Joyner, author of a book on Israel and currently Superintendent of the Eastern Shore District of the Virginia Conference. Please email reservations for lunch ($5 donation) to Robin Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 8.
Volunteers Needed in Edenton
Disaster Recovery Ministries needs volunteers to replace defective tarps on homes in Edenton that were damaged in the April 25 tornadoes. To volunteer contact Disaster Response Volunteer Coordinator Ann Huffman at 888-440-9167 or email@example.com.
The 5th Annual Camp Chestnut Ridge Trail Run
The race will be run on the trails at Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center. The course will feature rolling hills through old hardwood forests and run around Lake Fellowship. This year’s event will feature two race options – a 4-mile race and an 8-mile race. Walkers are welcome on the 4 mile trail too! The Trail Run is Sat., Nov. 22. Check-in begins at 9am. Registration numbers are limited, so don’t wait! Online registration closes Nov. 20. Pre-registration starts at $30. Proceeds benefit the Annual Fund.
Partners In Ministry Open House
You’re invited to the Partners In Ministry Open House and Dedication Ceremony at 3pm on Sun., Oct. 5. Join them at 12 Third Street, East Laurinburg, NC 28353. For more information about PIM, visit pim-nc.org.
Speaks Lecture Series presented by M. Douglas Meeks, Ph.D.
M. Douglas Meeks, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, will present the annual Ruben L. Speaks Memorial Lecture Series Thurs., Oct. 2nd and Fri., Oct. 3rd. Learn more at hoodseminary.edu.
Gate Camp – A Mission Experience for Youth
Aldersgate Renewal Ministries is launching their first Gate Camp – A Mission Experience this summer. Gate Camp is birthed out of a desire to create an experience that merges together the best parts of a youth conference and a mission trip. Your youth group can register now and save $35 per individual registration. A 15% deposit is needed to lock-in your discount. Super Early Bird rate is $315 by Dec. 31, Early Bird rate is $325 by March 31, 2015 and Didn’t Catch the Worm rate is $350 by May 1, 2015 (last day to register). The price includes a t-shirt, lodging, mission project, programming and 13 meals. Deposit is equal to 15% of registration fee per person. Register online now.