Local Church Treasurer/Finance Training
Local church treasurer and finance committee training will be held on Saturday, Dec.5, from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. in Raleigh (location TBD). The format will change from previous years and will include a morning session focusing on an update on non-profit fraud trends, local church internal control minimum standards, and local church audits. The afternoon session will focus on best practices in local church financial leadership including stewardship practices, expense reduction, financial campaigns, and budgeting. Participants may sign up for the morning session, afternoon session, or both. Seats are limited so registration is required. Local church treasurers, finance committee members and pastors are encouraged to attend. There will be a $10 registration fee charged to help offset the cost of training materials and lunch. To register, please contact the Conference Treasurer’s Office at 800-849-4433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Identification Card Error
If you participate in the Conference insurance plan, and receive a BCBS ID card with the effective date of October 1, 2010, please destroy this card. You will receive your new 2010 ID card in December (with an effective date of January 1, 2010). If you have any questions please contact Caroline Thornton at 800-849-4433 ext. 228. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Local Pastors and Associate Members to meet with Bishop Gwinn
The second gathering of the Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members with Bishop Gwinn takes place Oct. 31 at Newland UMC in Elizabeth City. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. This will be a time of discussion and fellowship. If you plan to attend, please contact Toni Wood at:
NC Conference Mission Seed Fund applications due October 31
For those interested in applying for 2010 Mission Seed Funds, applications are due to the Office of Mission and Justice Ministries no later than Oct. 31. Please send applications, budgets, and cover letters electronically to Kathy at: email@example.com. Materials can be downloaded at: Mission Seed Funds. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Mission and Justice ministries, 800-849-4433 ext 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
DBOM’s Annual Great Pumpkin Run Halloween Day
It’s time once again for Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries’ 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Run. The event will be held on Halloween Day, Oct. 31 in Jamestown NC. The 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will start at 10 a.m. beside the Pumpkin Patch at Jamestown UMC. Registration begins at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow with winners named in each age category. Junior runners and first-time runners are always welcome at the Pumpkin Run! We will also have relay races for our youngest runners. Registrants will receive a Pumpkin Run T-Shirt. Proceeds to benefit the work of Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries in the North Carolina prisons and youth development centers.
Mini-Conferences on Immigration to be held
The North Carolina Council of Churches will be sponsoring free informative mini-conferences about how immigration is affecting North Carolina. You are invited to attend one of the following: Nov. 7, 9:30am – noon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville; or Nov. 14, 9:30am – noon at Congregational United Church of Christ in Greensboro. For more information and to RSVP, go to http://www.welcometheimmigrant.org.
Finding Jesus on Facebook Workshop
The Conference Safe Sanctuaries Committee is sponsoring a workshop this fall for leaders with children and youth ministries titled Finding Jesus on Facebook. This workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Haymount UMC in Fayetteville and on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Soapstone UMC in Raleigh. The workshops run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. Persons planning to attend should register their plans by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the location they plan to attend and their name.
2010 NC Council of Churches Faith and Health Summit
The Council’s Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) Program will hold its 2010 Faith and Health Summit on Tuesday, March 23 at Raleigh’s First Baptist Church (on Wilmington Street) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will begin with a keynote address by Gary Gunderson, one of the nation’s leading experts on issues of faith and health, and include informative sessions on a variety of health topics. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this critical gathering of congregants, faith leaders and health professionals from across the state! More details, such as instructions for registration and an agenda, will be provided at a later date.
Philanthropy of Community: A One-Day Conference on Giving
This conference presented by NC Gives and the Center for Community Action will be held at the Warwick Center, UNC-Wilmington, Friday, Nov. 13 from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.. The Conference will demonstrate the advantages of a more inclusive approach to philanthropy for community building. Conference attendees will receive knowledge and skills related to the concept, components and tools of the Philanthropy of Community Program. The Philanthropy of Community Toolkit contains tools for assessing, demonstrating, and developing the giving of time, talent and treasure in nonprofit organizations and communities, in both rural and urban settings. The $50 registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and materials. To register, please see: Philanthropy of Community. For directions, please see: Directions to Warwick Center . For more information, call 910-736-5573.