Methodist University homecoming events for whole family
Methodist University will host a new Homecoming event this year. Homecoming events take place Oct. 22-23. On Saturday, Oct. 22, families and individuals are encouraged to come out for a 5K/Fun Run in support of the Wounded Warrior Project and the MU Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. A Kid Zone, reunion games, Lunch on the Green, an Alumni Party with live Beach Music on Saturday night, and other activities will give everyone in the family something to enjoy. Come back to campus and cheer on the Monarchs vs. the Shenandoah Hornets Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. in Monarch Stadium! For more information, go to Methodist homecoming.
What is 10-Fold? What’s The Advance?
10-Fold is a movement to raise awareness of projects of the General Board of Global Ministries around the world, supported through The Advance—the designated-giving arm of The United Methodist Church. This message of doing something (advocating, raising awareness, or giving) and watching it expand “10-Fold,” comes with the guarantee that 100 percent of all money raised through The Advance goes directly to the project you support or donate to. Join us daily, Oct. 10-19. By clicking on the site each day, you register your interest in a program, triggering $1 of support on your behalf, given by one of our sponsors: 10-fold.org the project you support or donate to.
Ministers’ Transition Fund annual letters are in the mail
The annual contribution letters have been mailed to Ministers’ Transition Fund (MTF) members. These letters detail each members’ 2011 contribution payment due by Jan. 31, 2012. Failure to pay the contribution may result in either forfeiture of this year’s dividend and/or lack of credit towards future dividends. Members who have elected the monthly billing option will not receive a letter. Instead, they are encouraged to verify with their church treasurer that they have been withholding the appropriate amount from their paychecks and remitting payment along with the pension billing each month. To find out more about the MTF, visit the Conference Treasurer’s Office Pension website or call JoAnna Ezuka, Program Administrator, at 1-800-849-4433 x 225.
Last chance to register for Academy of Christian Witness
The Conference Commission on Evangelism’s 2011 Academy of Christian Witness Laity Session will be held Oct. 20-22 at Camp Rockfish. There are still a few spots available. Learn practical tools for evangelism in your community to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Advanced registration is required for this event. The registration fee is $25.00. This is the last notice for registrations so persons wishing to participate must email Carol Dean, Commission Chair, at: email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. No registrations will be accepted after this time. Visit the evangelism website to access more information.
UMM Duke Day outreach event is Oct. 22
Duke Day is Oct. 22 with Duke playing Wake Forest. This is a community outreach event sponsored by the UM Men of the NC Conference. Local UMM units are encouraged to reach out to local youth groups to sponsor their participation in this event. Cost of the event is $20 per person which includes the worship event, lunch, and game ticket. Worship will be held in the Duke Divinity School Chapel. Ticket money can be sent to UMM Treasurer, Patrick Mann, 104 Taylor Lane, Morehead City, NC 28557. Registration deadline is Oct 19. For more information, see UMM Duke Day.
Reggie McNeal to be Academy National Leader Speaker
“If a leader cannot lead himself or herself, how can he or she lead others?”National leader, author and speaker, Reggie McNeal, will ask this searching question at the upcoming Academy for Leadership Excellence National Leader Series event on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh. Behind the question is the reality that key for effective leadership is self-leadership. The workshop will not only provide participants with practical pointers for enriching their own leadership growth but also equip them as they invest in developing spiritual leaders around them. To read more about this event, go to Reggie McNeal.
This ecumenical event is intended for both clergy and laity. Members of local church Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development are especially encouraged to attend. Cost is $75 per person or $65 each for teams of three or more. Participants can register online at http://www.theafle.org/ or by phone at 919-208-2169. The event begins at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast and a gathering time; the presentation will start at 9:30. The day ends at 3 p.m. and includes lunch.
5th Annual Great Pumpkin Race to benefit DBOM
The 5th annual Great Pumpkin Race to benefit DISCIPLE Bible Outreach Ministries will be Oct. 22, with the gathering to be at Jamestown UMC, (403 E. Main St., Jamestown, NC, http://www.jumc.org/) There will be events and fun activities for all ages. The 5K run will take off at 8:30 a.m. and the one mile walk will begin at 8:45 a.m. Come to the Pumpkin Patch for lots of Halloween fun! There will be a prize for the runner in the best Halloween costume and relay races and games for the younger crowd. Following the run there will be refreshments, a drawing for door prizes and an Awards Ceremony. To register, go to http://www.disciplebibleoutreach.org/.
Forward March: Moving Families Forward During Challenging Times
This conference, to be held in Fayetteville Oct. 13-14, is designed to provide information on how to meet the needs of military families. The topics identified focus on issues related to the military culture, post-deployment issues, child and family issues, and mental health treatments designed to address these issues. Information will be provided on how to access care, systems in place to help families deal with issues, and the impact of technology on children’s overall mental health. The speakers represent a blend of national, state, and local expertise in the topics to be covered.
For more information on content of the event or to register, go to Forward March.
Faith and Family Day at Duke
Duke Football will host churches and groups for Faith & Family Day, 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 22. The day will be a program of Christian fellowship, followed by the Duke vs Wake Forest football game. Known as “Youth Day” in the past, the day includes Christian musician, Matt Papa and the Rev. Keith Daniel, director of Community and Campus Engagement at Duke Chapel as speaker. The event begins in the football stadium 2 1/2 hours prior to the game kickoff (exact time to be announced). The purpose of the day is for church groups and families to come participate in a unique blend of worship and football. For more information on ordering specially-priced tickets, go to the pdf flyer.
40 days of prayer for Pilgrimage
For 18 years, Pilgrimage has brought youth and leaders from the NC Conference together for a weekend of worship, empowerment, and a call to discipleship. This year’s theme is “Follow the Way. Speak the Truth. Live the Life.” Pilgrimage planners invite persons to pray for Pilgrimage weekend. Beginning Oct. 2, friends, attendees, and churches are asked to hold Pilgrimage in prayer for 40 days. In addition to the call for prayer, pastors, conference leaders, and youth from the NCC and previous Pilgrimage participants are invited to share a prayer. Please submit prayers in an email to Mary Frances McClure, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/mfmcclure1 by Oct. 15. These will be posted on the Pilgrimage website – http://www.nccpilgrimage.org/. In the email, be sure appropriate contact information is listed twice: once where to be contacted and once in the form to be published (Name, connection to Pilgrimage, church and city/town).