connections: God’s Precious Gift of Peace
In this connections video, Bishop Ward reflects on the International Day of Peace and making this week an International Week of Peace through everything we do. Visit umcmission.org/Find-Resources/peace-day for a beautiful prayer for peace.
Bishop’s Forum on Israel/Palestine set for Oct. 16
The next Bishop’s Forum will take place Thurs., Oct. 16, at the NC Conference Building in Garner, NC, and will focus on the church’s response to the Israel/Palestine crisis. The forum will begin at 11am and end at 1pm. Please email reservations for lunch (a $5 cash donation will be taken that day) to Robin Harry at email@example.com by Oct. 8.
Fall Meeting of the NCC Historical Society and Commission on Archives & History – Oct. 4
The fall meeting of the NCC Historical Society and the Commission on Archives and History takes place Oct. 4, at the NC Conference Building in Garner, NC. The meeting begins at 10am. Guest speaker is Dale Patterson of the Commission Staff. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about sending records to the Archives Center, about workshops or if you would like to know what types of records your office or church should be keeping. Dale will speak on how the local church can preserve and illustrate its history. Please contact Robin Harry if you plan to stay for lunch (email@example.com or 919-779-6115, ext. 252).
Pilgrimage 2014 – Nov. 7-9
Pilgrimage 2014 takes place Nov. 7-9 at Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville. This years’ theme is “Traveling in God’s Direction”. Weekend speakers are the Skit Guys. Saturday night features Heather Williams. The Pilgrimage Weekend Leader Guide is now online and contains essential information that must be carefully reviewed by youth, adult leaders, and family. Youth are challenged to set aside money to donate to Imagine No Malaria during the Sunday morning worship service. For resources about Imagine No Malaria go to INM.
Online early group registration for Pilgrimage is $25 per person (including adult leaders) and must be paid online or mailed and postmarked by October 24. Register for Pilgrimage. UMC and affiliated organizations wishing to have a Vendor Table can complete the Vendor Table registration here.
Clergy Breakfasts on Immigration Oct. 7 & 14
The NC Council of Churches is continuing its statewide series of “Clergy Breakfasts” on immigration. These events are geared toward religious professionals and faith leaders, and provide an overview of immigration issues. The breakfasts are being held Oct. 7 and Oct 14, 8:30-10am. Locations are St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 108 West Farriss Ave., High Point on Oct. 7, and Unidos Por Cristo UMC, 7563 Pitt Street, Grimesland on Oct. 14. The Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, will be the speaker. There is no cost to attend. You can register for the High Point breakfast here.