connections: Sabbath as Resistance
In this video, Bishop Ward reminds us of the significance of Sabbath and how this simple act can be counter cultural, like many of Jesus’ acts during his time on earth. To learn more about this concept of Sabbath consider attending Duke Divinity School’s 2014 Convocation: October 13-14.
Register now for a Skeeter Run 5K
It’s not too late to register for the Heritage District Skeeter Run on Oct. 12! Also, Gateway and Sound District Skeeter Run 5K registration information has been added to our website. Register for a race today and help fight Malaria!
Third Quarter Critical Drivers Reminder
Reminder to Pastors – It is now time to enter your Critical Drivers data for the third quarter. The data entry page for critical drivers is available on the Online Data Collection System and the deadline is October 10th. Please log-in and enter your church’s third quarter information to ensure it is included in the reports submitted to the Cabinet.
Benefit concert for Methodist Home for Children
An Exceptional Evening of Song, starring Paula Greene and Angie Greene Gray, will be held at 7pm on Oct. 17 at Wrightsboro UMC, 3300 N. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, NC. Admission is free and a love offering will be accepted for Methodist Home for Children. Come hear some great inspirational music and support MHFC.
Register for the workshop, Reaching Younger Adults
The church is reaching a small percentage of what is now a large demographic in the US, young adults between the ages of 18 and 35. While some are students attending schools away from home, some are starting careers or families in places where churches are longing for more young people. How do we connect with this group? How do we prepare the church to be a welcome center, a place of nurture and support, a place where these young people can live out their faith and lead others to Jesus Christ? Take a closer look at the opportunity that awaits.
United Methodist Agency to Reshape Its Global Mission and Ministries
The United Methodist Church’s global mission agency will create a network of offices around the world linked and accountable to headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning in late 2016. Read more about this move on our website.
Connectional Table to host human sexuality live stream
The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force is hosting the second of three live stream events on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8am until 10am Central Time. United Methodists who would like to participate in this discussion are encouraged to create a YouTube video explaining a personal story that pertains to unity and/or human sexuality and pose a question about Finding Our Way to one of the bishops or the editor. Videos must be no longer than 2-3 minutes. Tag the video using #cttalks and email a link to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Fri., Oct. 17. Three videos will be selected and shown at the event. Learn more at umc.org.
UMF Encourages you to elect a Legacy Leader
The NC Annual Conference passed a resolution in 2006 to establish a position of Legacy Leader in each local church to be charged with learning about planned giving options and developing an ongoing endowment and planned giving initiative within the congregation. The United Methodist Foundation is equipped to provide hands on training for this leadership position. A position description and a suggested list of leadership qualities for an effective Legacy Leader can be found on the United Methodist Foundation website. This year be sure to elect a Legacy Leader at your next charge conference.
Bishop’s Forum on Israel/Palestine
On Oct. 16, the Bishop’s Forum will be focusing 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 email@example.com by Oct. 8.