ROAD TO RENEWAL
WNC LOCAL PASTOR RETREAT
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ridgecrest Retreat Center in Black Mountain
Thanks to a generous grant from the Duke Endowment, local pastors and their families are invited to experience a weekend retreat and stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday night at a signficantly reduced rate. This is optional and available on a first-come basis. The retreat committee encourages local pastors to use this as an opportunity for rest and renewal.
The cost for Friday night is $50.00 and Saturday night is $60 and breakfast is included for the clergyperson. Bring your spouse and family. Up to four people can stay in a room and the only additional cost is meals.
The event is mandatory for local pastors in the mentoring program and for all clergy under appointment from another denomination.
Deadline for registration is April 1, 2017
Speaker: Rev. Greg Moore, Executive Director of New Faith Communities in the North Carolina Conference
Greg Moore is the founding pastor of All Saints’ UMC, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before starting All Saints’, Greg served as the Associate Director for Congregational Development for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, as an Associate Pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and as the pastor of several churches in rural England within the British Methodist Church.
Worship Led by Roots Revival of Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Winston Worrell, Director, World Methodist Evangelism Institute
Western North Carolina Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM)
Middle School Retreat
New This Year: One Camp and a New Name!!
Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, NC
Speaker: Andy Lambert
Band: John Lewis Band
Awesome Worship Services and Small Group Time
Putt-Putt, Pedal Cars, Volleyball, Basketball, Climbing Wall, Canoes,
Cost is $125 per person (includes housing, meals, and tshirt!)
The annual Western North Carolina United Methodist Men Spiritual Rally will be held as a one-day event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Crossnore Children’s Home, formerly known as The Children’s Home, 1001 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
The rally will feature sessions led by Rev. Dr. Angela Pleasants, Catawba Valley District Superintendent; Rev. Dr. John Boggs; Rev. Dr. James Howell; and Christian Burns, CFP of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina.
New this year- all clergy who pre-register will be admitted free of charge, an endowment fund benefiting the conference UMM, and awards.
Ministry displays will feature the UM Foundation, Man in the Mirror, Society of St. Andrew and Disciple Bible Outreach Ministry, among others.
For the rally schedule and registration information, see www.wnccumm.org.
Early Response Team (ERT) Basic Training. You must be at least 18 years old. The class promptly begins at 9am. Doors open at 8:15am. UMCOR’s participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.
ERT Re-Certification. This is a refresher course that begins promptly at 9am. Doors open at 8:15am. You must be a current badge holder, and if your badge is expired, it can’t be more than 1 year past the expiration. You will take the same class with the new ERT students, but will be dismissed after lunch. PLEASE BRING YOUR BADGE WITH YOU TO THE RE-CERTIFICATION CLASS.
The cost is $25 for both trainings and must be paid online. After registering, you will be sent a link to complete a mandantory Trak-1 background check. Trak-1 will charge you $15.
The Conference Vitality Team is hosting a Fresh Expressions Vision Day on Saturday, May 6, at First UMC – Salisbury from 9am- 3:30pm.
Fresh Expression Vision Day is a great way to discover more about Fresh Expressions.
In an interactive format, you will have the chance to:
- Hear how Fresh Expressions is renewing the church
- Talk about the development of Fresh Expressions US
- Learn more about the Mission-Shaped Church
- Discover tools to start Fresh Expressions in your area
All information for this meeting to be determined
To All Clergy Spouses,
There will be a Clergy Spouses gathering on May 6th at Shiloh UMC in Lexington, It will be from 10 a.m. to 12.
We will have a light breakfast, and when we have all had our fun, if anyone would like to we can all go to lunch.
The name of this event is called “A Day To Be Me”.
The address of the church is 943 N. NC Highway 150. This will be held in our Family Life Center.
Please let me know if you are able to come, so we can plan for a great morning.
God Bless each one of you, and hope to see you on May 6th.
You can reach me at 336-787-5917, or my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Churches working in or those interested in working in Guatemala
What: Build relationships, share ideas, resource with others
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Where: First UMC—224 N. Fayetteville Street —Asheboro, NC 27203
Experienced leaders and locals with expertise on hand to answer questions
Explore the Possibilities—Be the Connection!