Welcoming Celebration to be videostreamed
The worship service and celebration welcoming Bishop Hope Morgan Ward to be held Sunday, Sept. 30, will be videostreamed on the conference website, https://www.nccumc.org/. The service is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh. To view the videostream, go to the conference website and there will be a clearly-designated link.
Quarterly Critical Drivers information due
The data entry page for the third quarter Critical Drivers information will be made available on the Online Data Collection System beginning Oct. 1. Pastors – if you have missed entering information for previous quarters, you can fill in the blank columns at the same time you are filling in the data for the current quarter. Please log in and enter your church’s third quarter information during the first week of October to ensure it is included in the reports submitted to the Cabinet on Monday, Oct. 8.
Minimum Compensation Survey closing soon
Recently the NC Conference Commission on Equitable Compensation opened an online survey regarding a proposed salary schedule. This survey will close on Friday, September 28th. Any lay and clergy members of the NC Conference who have not yet responded are invited to provide their feedback before the survey closes. The Commission is grateful for the responses received thus far. To take the survey, visit the Treasurer’s Office website.
Convocation registration deadline is Friday
Friday, Sept. 28 is the deadline to register for the Convocation & Pastors’ School, Oct. 15-16, at Duke Divinity School. The annual two-day conference offers lectures, worship, and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions. This year’s event, “Form/Reform: Cultivating Christian Leaders,” promises to be both timely and practical. Participants will explore the actions that seminaries and clergy can take to inspire and prepare leaders for ministry in today’s environment. Featured speakers include Fuller Theological Seminary president Richard J. Mouw, author Andy Crouch, and theologian Sarah Coakley. The Rev. Prince Raney Rivers will serve as Convocation preacher.Register Online
NCC Historical Society Meeting – Oct. 6
Nancy Watkins will be the guest speaker at the NC Conference Historical Society meeting at the Methodist Building in Garner on Oct. 6. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Watkins has been director of the SEJ Heritage Center at Lake Junaluska since May, 2010. Prior to that, she served as Assistant University Archivist at Emory University in Atlanta. Before moving into work with the archives of the university, she worked as the archives assistant at Pitts Theology Library at Emory where her primary responsibility was caring for the records of the North Georgia Conference. Watkins will share information about the role of the Heritage Center as the museum and archives for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and ways in which the Heritage Center can assist the annual conferences in the SE Jurisdiction. Please contact Robin Harry firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot for lunch.
Nov. 9-11, Fayetteville, NC
Calling all youth groups and youth leaders: get ready for a great weekend. Early registration ($20 per person) is open through Oct. 19. There is even a pay online option! For more details, click deadline and cost information. A Stop Hunger Now event will be held at the Crown Center this year so register for SHN. Interested in ordering pilgrimage T-Shirts and hoodies for your youth group? Place orders here. Organizations interested in weekend booth space should register here.
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 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 http://www.ncumcamps.org/. If you are interested in being a table host, please contact Dail Ballard at 910-352-8081.