Duke Clergy Health Initiative/Spirited Life
Now through Oct. 31, the Duke Clergy Health Initiative is enrolling clergy in Spirited Life, its holistic health and wellness program/study. The program is offered free of charge to most United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Funded by The Duke Endowment and cast within a framework of Wesleyan theology and spirituality, Spirited Life will provide clergy with the tools needed to manage stress; learn to care for the body in a healthy, mindful way; and find spiritual renewal. To learn more or to enroll, go to Spirited Life.
Local Church Treasurer/Finance Training offered in November
Local church treasurer and finance committee training will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the United Methodist Building in Garner. Local church finance basics will be covered as well as updates from recent legislative changes. Local church treasurers, finance committee members and pastors are encouraged to attend. Read more.
Conference to participate in dialogue with other denominations
There will be a planning meeting to pursue the possibilities of North Carolina conversation among the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Church, and The United Methodist Church. The session will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Mebane UMC. The church is at 200 South Fourth St. in Mebane.
Children’s Choir Festival scheduled for NC Conference
A children’s choir festival will be held on Saturday, Feb.19, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Saint Francis UMC in Cary. Heather Potter, associate conductor of the Charlotte Children’s Choir, the conductor of its Lyric Choir, and a member of the Chorister’s Guild Board of Directors, will be the clinician working with children in the age range of 2nd – 6th grades. Registration information and the music list can be found at Children’s Choir.
2010 Pilgrimage-Youth Leaders Register Your Groups Now
Get all the details at NCC Pilgrimage. Download the registration form, fill it out, and mail it in. Group pre-registration ends Oct. 25. After Oct. 25, a $25 fee is added per group registration. Cokesbury will sell Pilgrimage T-shirts for $10 each and Pilgrimage Hoodies for $25 each. Place an order before Pilgrimage to ensure that each member of your group gets a t-shirt in the correct size before they sell out. E-mail Cokesbury at email@example.com by Wednesday, Nov. 10.
40 Days of Prayer for Pilgrimage
Since 1994, Pilgrimage has brought youth and leaders from the NC Conference together for a weekend of worship, empowerment, and a call to discipleship. Not a youth or youth leader? Be a Pilgrimage Prayer Warrior and join 40 days of Pilgrimage Prayer at 40 days of Prayer.
Floods buckets or contents needed at MERCI
MERCI has exhausted its supply of flood buckets (UMCOR cleaning buckets) following recent storms in North Carolina and other areas. Completed buckets are needed or the individual components. Look for “UMCOR Cleaning Buckets” at the following site for details: Flood buckets. If there are questions, call MERCI at 1-888-440-9167.
Date change for Family Fun Run at Camp Chestnut Ridge
The date for the Family Fun Run to be held at Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center in Efland, has been changed to Nov. 20. This race is to help benefit the “Pass It On” Annual Fund which supports the camping ministry’s programs, enhances facilities and equipment and helps send children and youth to camp through the campership scholarship program. For more information and to register online go to Family Fun Run.
Methodist University to host a Wesley Heritage Seminar
Methodist University will host a “Wesley Heritage Seminar” Nov. 12-13, in the Medical Lecture Hall, the newest addition of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program Complex on the campus of Methodist University. The seminar will include a screening of “Wesley,” panel discussions, and a celebration of the Moravian Love Feast. The cost for attending the screening and panel discussion on either day is $5.00, and all events are open to the public. Following the screening Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., there will be a question and answer period with the producer, the Rev. John Jackman, and actor Burgess Jenkins. Saturday’s events will include a matinee of the full-length movie at 2 p.m., followed by a panel presentation and discussion. “Wesley” is a film based closely on the actual events of the life of John Wesley. The film captures the tragedy of Wesley’s love life, as well as the controversy that surrounded his ministry. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Donna Wilson, director of ministry events and administrative services, at (910) 630-7157 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing information for members to Annual Conference
Due to the conference contract with the Raleigh Convention Center and the incentive that they have offered to the NC Conference, all members of Annual Conference are encouraged to make reservations at one of the recommended hotels located downtown. To receive the incentive, the conference must meet a 500 room occupancy for at least one night between June 15, 2011 and June 18, 2011. Read more.
United Methodist Student Day is Nov. 28
Nearly 1,000 United Methodists who qualified for a scholarship this year walked away empty-handed, and even more students are expected to be disappointed in 2011 unless giving to United Methodist scholarship funds increases dramatically. United Methodist churches are strongly encouraged to receive the United Methodist Student Day offering on Nov. 28. Read more.