Calendar

Jul
3
Mon
2017
Moving Week
Jul 3 – Jul 7 all-day

(out of parsonage by noon on Wednesday, July 5)

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Transition Sunday
Jul 9 all-day
Jul
10
Mon
2017
New Clergy- First Day in Office
Jul 10 all-day
Jul
16
Sun
2017
New Clergy- First Sunday in new pulpit
Jul 16 all-day
Aug
7
Mon
2017
Festival of Wisdom and Grace
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm
Aug
10
Thu
2017
Global Leadership Summit
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm

Global Leadership Summit
August 10-11, 2017
sponsored by Willow Creek

Hosted by Christ UMC
Mountainview and Statesville Campuses

JOIN 400,000+ PARTICIPANTS FROM 128 COUNTRIES AROUND
THE WORLD FOR TWO DAYS OF WORLD-CLASS TRAINING

Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership, you
impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools and families. A world-class event, The Global
Leadership Summit is simulcast LIVE in HD to more than 550+ Premier Host Site locations in North America.

REGISTER TODAY AT WILLOWCREEK.COM/SUMMIT

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

Basic Lay Servant Training

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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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Sep
22
Fri
2017
Building Teams Committee Fall Conference
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm

WNCC UMVIM BTC Fall Conference:

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, Camp Tekoa

Contact Dick Weaver for information at WhitewaterRPh@gmail.com

Keynote speaker: The Rev. Patrick L. Friday,

Wisdon Sharing Lead, Center for Mission Innovation,

UM Global Ministries, Atlanta, GA