Casework Training to be offered
Oct. 7 and 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Broad St., Elizabethtown
Persons wishing to participate in disaster relief/recovery as a case worker should register with Jim Smith at: Jsmith8716@aol.com as soon as possible or call 951-415-8486 (cell) or 910-588-4217 (home). Please share this information with others who might want to be trained.
Mathison to lead discussion at Louisburg College
John Ed Mathison will lead a discussion, “Best Practices in Church Leadership” at Louisburg College on Oct. 10. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude around 3 p.m. and is free. CEUs are available for a fee. The event is co-sponsored by Louisburg College and the Raleigh and Rocky Mount districts but is open to everyone. Because lunch will be provided, the college requests that persons planning to attend RSVP. For more information, go to: http://www.louisburg.edu/clergy_invite.pdf.
Open Enrollment for Conference Insurance Plan coming soon!
The Conference Insurance plan’s Open Enrollment period is Nov. 1-30. All insurance plan participants will receive in the mail the annual packet with important information regarding this benefit. Packets will be mailed out no later than October 15th. There are changes to rates and benefits for 2012. Participants will need to decide between a Base Plan and a Buy-Up Plan. If no election is made, then the participant will be placed in the Base Plan. For questions, visit the Insurance website or contact the Conference Benefits Team in the Treasurer’s Office at 1-800-847-4433.
40 days of prayer for Pilgrimage
For 18 years, Pilgrimage has brought youth and leaders from the NC Conference together for a weekend of worship, empowerment, and a call to discipleship. This year’s theme is “Follow the Way. Speak the Truth. Live the Life.” Pilgrimage planners invite persons to pray for Pilgrimage weekend. Beginning Oct. 2, friends, attendees, and churches are asked to hold Pilgrimage in prayer for 40 days. In addition to the call for prayer, pastors, conference leaders, and youth from the NCC and previous Pilgrimage participants are invited to share a prayer.
Please submit prayers in an email to Mary Frances McClure: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/mfmcclure1 by Oct. 15. These will be posted on the Pilgrimage website – http://www.nccpilgrimage.org/. In the email, make sure appropriate contact information is listed twice: once where to be contacted and once in the form to be published (Name, connection to Pilgrimage, church and city/town).
5th Annual Great Pumpkin Race to benefit DBOM
The 5th annual Great Pumpkin Race to benefit DISCIPLE Bible Outreach Ministries will be Oct. 22, with the gathering to be at Jamestown UMC, (403 E. Main St., Jamestown, 27282 http://www.jumc.org/) There will be events and fun activities for all ages. The 5K run will take off at 8:30 a.m. and the one mile walk will begin at 8:45 a.m. Come to the Pumpkin Patch for lots of Halloween fun! There will be a prize for the runner in the best Halloween costume and relay races and games for the younger crowd. Following the run there will be refreshments, a drawing for door prizes and an Awards Ceremony. To register, go to http://www.disciplebibleoutreach.org/.
Health and Wholeness scholarship offered
Sabbath Star, Inc. is now receiving applications for the first scholarships from the Carol Hayes Health and Wholeness Scholarship Fund. The $250.00 awards, available to both laity and clergy, will be made to persons wishing to enroll in Sabbath Star workshops, congregations wishing to offer Sabbath Star workshops or studies, or persons wishing to pursue other educational opportunities which promote health and wholeness. Anyone interested in additional information about or applications for the scholarship may contact Susan Harsh-Cafferty via email: email@example.com or at 82 Willow Bridge Dr., Durham 27707.
Kings Dominion Fall Family Fun Days!
Discount tickets for Kings Dominion are available to NC Conference United Methodist Church groups for October 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23, and 29. In addition to the savings of $28+ in the admission price, a rebate of $1.00 is offered to Youth Service Fund for each regular ticket redeemed. The flyer with information on how to purchase tickets online or by phone can be found by clicking Kings Dominion Fall2011. When purchasing tickets by phone, mention “NC Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church” to receive the discount. Please note – tickets are not available at the Methodist Building as in years past.