Location for Heritage District meeting with Bishop has changed
There are six remaining district gatherings with Bishop Ward. The location of the Heritage District gathering with Bishop Ward on Sept. 18, has been changed to Nashville UMC, 209 East Washington St., Nashville, NC. The District gatherings are a time when laity and clergy can be in dialogue with Bishop Ward. During the meetings, Bishop Ward will share an overview of her ministry and will then encourage laity and clergy to tell her what God has placed on their heart. If clergy and laity in one district cannot be present for their district meeting, feel free to attend another district meeting. For a complete list of dates, times, and locations for these meetings and to view a video greeting from Bishop Ward, go to District meetings.
Interview with Bishop Ward featured in the September Advocate
An in-depth interview with Bishop Hope Morgan Ward is now online in the September issue of the NC Conference Christian Advocate. The Advocate is available free online until Dec. 31 when it will be restricted to subscribers with an assigned ID and Password. Beginning with the January issue, laypersons subscribing to the Advocate will continue to receive a printed version or, on request, have access only to the online version. Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, conference clergy will only receive the Advocate through the online version unless they request to receive a paper version. Both versions contain the same information but in a different format. For more information about subscribing to the NCC Christian Advocate, go to http://nccadvocate.com/ or call Linda Smith at 919-779-6115.
Online registration is now up for Missional Church training event
Reggie McNeal, author of “Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church,” is coming to the NC Conference Nov. 2 and 3. McNeal brings years of experience as a specialist with the Leadership Network of Dallas, TX, and he infuses his message with humor, hubris and a healthy dose of challenge. He will speak on the same topic both days, allowing clergy and laity to choose the presentation that best suits their schedule and location. The Friday session will be from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at St. Luke UMC, Sanford. The Saturday event, also from 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m., will be held at the Methodist Building, Garner. A fee of $15/person will be charged to cover costs and lunch. (A bank transaction fee will be added to online registrations.) Register at Reggie McNeal today.
Camp and Retreat Ministries to host Campfire Dreams
Save the date of Saturday Oct. 6 for the second annual Camp and Retreats fundraising dinner, Campfire Dreams. The dream-filled evening will begin at 6 p.m. at the North Raleigh Hilton with guests from across North Carolina, one-of-a-kind auction items, delicious food and drink. Your support of this fundraising dinner helps fulfill dreams of sharing Camps Chestnut Ridge, Rockfish, and Don Lee with more children. Dinner is $75 per person. The dinner will feature special guest and speaker, Mark Roberts of WRAL-TV fame. Please contact the Camps office for more information. 919-552-1756 or www.ncumcamps.org. If you are interested in being a table host, please contact Dail Ballard at 910-352-8081.
Fall session of the Academy for Christian Witness
The Conference Commission on Evangelism invites all laity interested in practical ways to empower your church to go and make disciples in your neighborhood to attend The Academy for Christian Witness 2012, Oct. 25-27 at Camp Rockfish. Accommodations are limited so pre-registration is required; the registration fee is $25. Learn practical tools for evangelism in your community to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For further information, contact Mary Frances McClure, Dean at 910-496-6287 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Christian Witness to download the application.