Writing on the walls and prayers for the new building
All clergy and lay members of the North Carolina Conference are invited to a time of prayer for the ministry that will take place in the new conference facility under construction in Garner. All outer walls are up. Come to the building site (700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC) on Monday, Oct. 12, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. to participate in bathing the building and building site with prayer. Everyone attending can record their prayers and scripture on the walls so that they become a permanent part of the building. After the walls are covered as construction continues, the prayers and scriptures behind the walls will serve to guide the conference vision of “healthy congregations and effective leaders in every place making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Anyone who cannot be present on Oct. 12 can send a prayer or scripture passage to be recorded on the walls. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the Ministries of DBOM
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries will hold The Third Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will be held at Jamestown UMC (403 E. Main Street, Jamestown) beginning at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow with winners in all age categories. All proceeds will benefit DBOM’s Disciple Prison Ministry and Rings of Fellowship Juvenile Justice Ministry.
Go to www.disciplebibleoutreach.org to register. For more information, call the DBOM office at 336-454-5348.
Sexual Ethics poster available on online
All churches are asked to download the Sexual Ethics Helpline poster at Sexual Ethics poster and post it in a prominent location in the church facility. All persons, clergy and laity should have access to this information. If there are questions, call the Office of Ministerial Relations at 1-800-849-4433, ext. 244.
Individuals can now partner with missionaries through Covenant Relationships
Groups or individuals with a passion for a particular country or ministry can partner with UM missionaries through a covenant relationship. More than 300 Global Ministries missionaries, supported through Covenant Relationships, serve in over 60 countries. Through prayers, support and communication with the missionary, a Covenant can become a true partnership. For more information, go to Individual Covenant Relationship.
Support Butch Huffman – NC Conference Missionary – Advance # S00192
Bruce Huffman, retired clergy from the North Carolina Conference, is now serving as a conference missionary, engaging, resourcing, and encouraging local congregations for mission work team participation. He works with local churches to equip them with the “how-to’s” of doing local and foreign mission work teams. Support Butch as a missionary by giving to Missionary Butch Huffman, Advance S00192. Gifts can be placed in local church offering plates, noting on the memo: Butch Huffman – Advance #S00192 or mailed to NC Conference/Raleigh Area, The United Methodist Church, PO Box 60053, Charlotte, NC 28260-005. Mark on envelope and check: Butch Huffman, Advance S00192 and include the name of the church and district on the envelope. 100% of all gifts go to Butch as a missionary.
Robeson County Church and Community Center needs your urgent support
The Church and Community Center, serving the one of the most impoverished counties in our state, deeply needs support. During the fall of each year, due to the structure of many of the grants under which the RCC&CC runs, the Center enters a period of a funds flow shortfall. Because the Center moves such a great percentage of its resource into the community, it relies on individual contributions to operate through this period of shortfall. Thus, RCC&CC urgently needs generous gifts at this moment. Support this ministry by mailing checks directly to Robeson County Church and Community Center, 600 West 5th Street, Lumberton, NC 28358 or make a donation through the local church offering. Please note on the check: Robeson County Church and Community Center – Advance #791742. For more information please contact 910-738-5204 or email: email@example.com.
Finding Jesus on Facebook
The Conference Safe Sanctuaries Committee is sponsoring a workshop this fall for adult leaders in ministry among children and youth titled Finding Jesus on Facebook. The workshop will offer resources that leaders can take back and share with other leaders and parents in local churches around seeking safety, community and common sense for the church in today’s technology. The first of these will be Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.to 12 noon at Jarvis Memorial UMC in Greenville. There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to register plans to attend by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-849-4433 x252 by Monday, Oct. 12. A flyer with further information is on the website: https://nccumc.org/children/safe-sanctuaries/.
ZOE’s New Advent & Christmas Resources are here!
ZOE Ministry now has the Advent and Christmas resources available at, www.zoeministry.org/. Some of the titles available online include “God’s Love Is Good! – Advent Devotional Booklet,” “Hope for Christmas Animal Project,” Gift Acknowledgement Cards- Hope for Christmas Animal Project, and Weekly Advent Prayer E-mails, prepared for ZOE by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward. The Advent e-mails will be sent on Mondays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21. Anyone who is not a ZOE Prayer Partner and signs up no later than Nov. 29 will receive an update each Monday. Observe World AIDS Day in December and support the work of ZOE Ministry with the new World AIDS Day Litany of Prayer. Resources are now available for download.
Episcopal-United Methodist dialogue in two weeks
It is not long until the next Episcopal-United Methodist Dialogue. Because three Episcopal bishops from North Carolina and both United Methodist bishops in the state will attend, it promises to be a historic, informative, and valuable time together. The afternoon session will begin at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, at Mt. Pleasant UMC (near Greensboro). The evening service of baptismal reaffirmation will begin at 7 p.m. at the church. There are restaurants about four miles from the church. A snack supper can be reserved at the church by sending a $5.00 check made payable to “North Carolina Conference” and to the attention of LeeAnne Thornton, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605. The afternoon session includes statements by the bishops on “the State of the Church,” followed by participant discussion. The bishops will form a panel for a question and answer period. Mount Pleasant Church is at the corner of Highway 70 and Mt. Hope Church Road. It can be reached from I-85 at exit 132, traveling two miles (toward McLeansville).
Writing on the walls and prayers for the new building