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Aug
27
Sun
2017
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries Sunday
Aug 27 all-day
Sep
8
Fri
2017
Smoky Mountain District Lay Servant Training
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Basic Lay Servant Training

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Sep
9
Sat
2017
Groce UMC Golf Tournament
Sep 9 all-day

Entry Fee: $240 per team or $60 per golfer including green and cart fees followed by an awards lunch with door prizes at Groce United Methodist Church.

Proceeds: Proceeds will go to Groce United Methodist Church local missional outreach programs to benefit individuals and families in the Asheville area.

So put your favorite foursome together and join us at Asheville Municipal Golf Course on September 9th for some good fun, good fellowship, and help support some great causes.

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Smoky Mountain District Lay Servant Training
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Basic Lay Servant Training

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Sep
10
Sun
2017
Catawba Valley District 2017 Lay Servant Ministry Training
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Catawba Valley District
2017 Lay Servant Ministry Training

Sundays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1
3:00 – 5:30 pm

Bradley Memorial UMC
1425 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052

 

Attendance will be required all four days in order to complete the 10 hours needed for certification.

Snacks will be provided.

Basic Course offered: (for those who have never attended a Lay Servant class, or for those for whom their last Lay Servant class was completed prior to 2014)

  • Basic Lay Servant Class

Text: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Ziegler Jackson and Brian Jackson

Instructor: Pete Ross

 

Advanced Level Courses offered: (for those who have completed a Lay Servant training class since 2014).

  • Preaching

Text: From Your Heart to Theirs by Tony Franks and David Carroll

Instructor:  Rev. Teresa Blanton

  • Accountable Discipleship

Text: Accountable Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar

Instructors: Jesse Caldwell and Dick Strachan

All textbooks will be provided for you prior to the class with assignments from your instructors.

Please read the attached registration form and the “Lay Servant Ministry at a Glance” handout before completing the Registration Form. Complete the form carefully and mail it along with your check or money order for $25 to the district office (address on the form).  No cash will be accepted.

Space is limited, so please rank the advanced classes in the order of your preference. Every attempt will be made to give you your first choice. Please register early!  No registrations will be accepted that are postmarked after August 24, 2017.

Questions?  Please contact George Eubanks, District Lay Servant Leadership Team Chair, at 704-263-2562 (H) or 704-813-9966 (C).

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Sep
15
Fri
2017
EATING TOGETHER: A Learning Retreat
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 3:30 pm

EATING TOGETHER: A Learning Retreat
September 15-16, 2017
at
Camp Chestnut Ridge in Efland, NC

Life Around the Table (a ministry of the Corridor District – NC Conference of the United Methodist Church) invites you to join us for a weekend retreat to celebrate the mystery and miracles that happen when we gather around the table.  At the retreat you will get a taste of the new curriculum we are developing, EATING TOGETHER, and its application to your community, along with opportunities for creative worship, storytelling, networking with local food practitioners, and hands-on workshops.  This year’s theme is:  Table Hospitality: Church, Home, Community

Who is this retreat for?
Educators, pastors, lay leaders, congregants, and community advocates who want to gain theological insights and learn about practical applications for transforming the ways our communities eat together.  This a kid-friendly event.

For more information, visit lifearoundthetable.org.  To register, click here. Registration is $75 for adults and $30 for children.

 

A Conversation with Angela Thomas
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

REHOBETH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-GREENSBORO, NC INVITES YOU TO

A CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN

“A CONVERSATION WITH ANGELA THOMAS”

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017—DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM

SEPTEMBER, 16, 2017—DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 AM

REHOBETH’S FAMILY LIFE CENTER

4475 REHOBETH CHURCH ROAD

GREENSBORO, NC  27406

COME AND BE INSPIRED BY THIS DYNAMIC SPEAKER’S POWERFUL MESSAGE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A REDEEMED WOMAN IN TODAY’S TIMES.  SHE WILL DISCUSS HOW YOU CAN:

  • Desire to fully live the life of the redeemed
  • Welcome change as God slowly transforms you into His image
  • Increase your passion for God’s Word
  • Apply redemption to your life in practical ways
  • Learn alongside other women and support each other through prayer and small group community
  • Learn to lean upon Jesus for your real help and hope

$32.50 per person

TICKETS ON SALE NOW THROUGH itickets.com:  http://www.itickets.com/events/369634.html

ORDER TICKETS BY PHONE: 800-965-9324

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: REHOBETH UMC- 336-292-3360

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Blue Ridge District- Advanced Lay Servant Training
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Class: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Dates: September 16th and 30th

Location: Black Mountain UMC

Time: 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Class Leader: Mary Cash

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Sep
17
Sun
2017
Catawba Valley District 2017 Lay Servant Ministry Training
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Catawba Valley District
2017 Lay Servant Ministry Training

Sundays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1
3:00 – 5:30 pm

Bradley Memorial UMC
1425 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052

 

Attendance will be required all four days in order to complete the 10 hours needed for certification.

Snacks will be provided.

Basic Course offered: (for those who have never attended a Lay Servant class, or for those for whom their last Lay Servant class was completed prior to 2014)

  • Basic Lay Servant Class

Text: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Ziegler Jackson and Brian Jackson

Instructor: Pete Ross

 

Advanced Level Courses offered: (for those who have completed a Lay Servant training class since 2014).

  • Preaching

Text: From Your Heart to Theirs by Tony Franks and David Carroll

Instructor:  Rev. Teresa Blanton

  • Accountable Discipleship

Text: Accountable Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar

Instructors: Jesse Caldwell and Dick Strachan

All textbooks will be provided for you prior to the class with assignments from your instructors.

Please read the attached registration form and the “Lay Servant Ministry at a Glance” handout before completing the Registration Form. Complete the form carefully and mail it along with your check or money order for $25 to the district office (address on the form).  No cash will be accepted.

Space is limited, so please rank the advanced classes in the order of your preference. Every attempt will be made to give you your first choice. Please register early!  No registrations will be accepted that are postmarked after August 24, 2017.

Questions?  Please contact George Eubanks, District Lay Servant Leadership Team Chair, at 704-263-2562 (H) or 704-813-9966 (C).

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Sep
18
Mon
2017
Study Leave for Ministry Professionals
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

Description

Find the time to read, reflect, research, or just relax with Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. Over the span of five to seven days, participants can immerse themselves in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship and prayer on the Duke University campus. This flexible program is designed for Christian institutional leaders, pastors, program staff, and laity, and can cost as little as $150. You select the study topic. We provide all the resources you’ll need to make your week as productive as possible.

While at Duke, you may choose to:

  • Audit Divinity School classes
  • Meet with Divinity School faculty as appropriate to your topic of study
  • Participate in community worship and lectures

Tuition for churches eligible for Duke Endowment grants and certain other individuals is $150 (a $550 discount) and includes:

  • Four nights of accommodations (extended stay options available)
  • Access to classes, libraries and the campus gym
  • A meal allowance
  • Campus parking
  • Continuing education credit unit opportunities

Unlike traditional continuing education events that offer a specific course of study, Study Leave allows each participant to propose a study topic during registration. Previous participants have studied such topics as church history, Christian tradition, Scripture, worship, ethics and preaching.

Ten sessions of the program will be offered during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Group sessions are also available; please contact us for more information.

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