UMM Duke Day is Oct 20
The 2012 UMM Duke Day event will be Oct. 20 when the Duke Blue Devils meet UNC in Durham. UMM Duke Day is a community outreach program sponsored by the UMM of the NC Conference, aimed toward men’s ministry groups sponsoring local youth and bringing them to the game to experience Christian fellowship at a major sporting event. Planned activities include a worship program with a special speaker, music, a tailgate lunch and then the football game. For more information about cost and registration, go to Duke Day 2012.
Proposed Schedule of Minimum Compensation Survey
At Annual Conference 2012, the NC Conference Commission on Equitable Compensation shared a proposed salary schedule to be voted upon at the 2013 session of Annual Conference. The Commission invites all lay and clergy members of the NC Conference to provide their feedback about the proposed structure through an online survey. This short survey will be open thru the end of business on Friday, September 28. Visit the Treasurer’s Office website to take the survey.
Early Bird Deadline approaching for Leadership Institute
The early bird deadline for the Church of the Resurrection Leadership Institute is Sept. 7. The keynote speaker this year will be Jorge Acevedo. There will be other well-known authors and leaders offering workshops in many ministry areas. To see all the information, go to www.cor.org/li2012.
Celebrate Legacy Building Sunday Sept.9
The NC Annual Conference has designated Sunday, Sept. 9, as Legacy Building Sunday – a day to celebrate individuals who have created a lasting legacy by making a planned gift to support the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church. These gifts establish endowments or trust accounts that generate on-going funds to enable the work of the local church.
Legacy Building Sunday also provides a wonderful opportunity to think about ways each of us can support God’s ministries through legacy giving. Making a legacy gift does not require a large estate or a huge bank account – only a heart filled to overflowing with the love of God and God’s Kingdom. Persons can remember the church through a bequest in a will, an outright gift of cash or financial securities, or creating a charitable gift annuity through United Methodist Foundation, Inc. For more information and resources to explain legacy gifts, please contact UMF at http://www.umf-nc.org/ or by calling 919-836-0029.
Multicultural Conference early registration ends Sept. 30
The 2012 Multicultural Conference at Lake Junaluska will provide thought-provoking cultural competency training for clergy and laity, enhancing their ability to serve as leaders within diverse churches and changing communities. Through a mixture of plenary sessions, workshops, powerful and inspiring worship services and motivating speakers, the participants will be empowered to embrace the principles learned at the conference and put them into action in their local churches and communities, thereby “Creating a Church for all People.” Leadership includes retired Bishop Melvin Talbert, Bishop Linda Lee, Bill Cruse and more. For more information, go to multicultural.
Statewide Faith and Immigration Summit
Friday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 2012 Faith and Immigration Summit will be held at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Chapel Hill. The goals for the event include offering a unique statewide, ecumenical gathering for faith leaders who work primarily with immigrant congregations; helping equip faith leaders to deal with the daily challenges faced by their congregations, especially related to their immigration status; providing a space for networking and sharing of best practices; and training immigrant rights allies, especially in faith communities, to organize and mobilize around immigration issues. The cost is $10. Registration includes lunch. Limited scholarships available. Click here for more details.