Calendar

Mar
2
Thu
2017
Pfeiffer Wellness Expo 2017
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
4
Sat
2017
Building Team Committee Meeting
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrating Ministry with Youth- Metro District
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WE WANT TO CELEBRATE ALL MINISTERS, PAID AND UNPAID LEADERS, AND VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH YOUTH.

The Conference would like to celebrate the work that leaders are doing with youth in our conference by creating space for you to share stories and resources, learn about connections, network and covenant groups,Safe Sanctuary, and education and training opportunities, as well as have fun and receive lots of FREE STUFF!

You will not want to miss out! Special presentations from Pfeiffer University, Michelle Foster-Beckerleg, Conference Council on Youth Ministry Representative, and More!

*OPTIONAL LUNCH AND LEARN 12 NOON- 1 PM- RSVP REQUIRED

REGISTRATION LINK

Mar
12
Sun
2017
Conversation with Robert Jones, Ph. D.- Asheville
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm

You are Invited to Attend
A Conversation with Robert Jones, Ph.D.
Author of The End of White Christian America
and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute

Dr. Jones is a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics.
He is frequently featured in major national media such as CNN, NPR, The New
York Times, and The Washington Post. Drawing on more than four decades of
data, Dr. Jones will discuss findings related to the changing status of what has
been our nation’s dominant model. We will have the opportunity to dialogue about
the findings and potential consequences.

Mar
13
Mon
2017
Conversation with Robert Jones, Ph. D.- Charlotte
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am

You are Invited to Attend
A Conversation with Robert Jones, Ph.D.
Author of The End of White Christian America
and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute

Dr. Jones is a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics.
He is frequently featured in major national media such as CNN, NPR, The New
York Times, and The Washington Post. Drawing on more than four decades of
data, Dr. Jones will discuss findings related to the changing status of what has
been our nation’s dominant model. We will have the opportunity to dialogue about
the findings and potential consequences.

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Evergreen Adult Conference
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Evergreen: Always Growing, Always Living

March 18- 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

First UMC, Hickory, NC

Rev. Dr. William Randolph, Director of Aging and Older Adult Ministries at the General Board of Discipleship will lead worship for the day,.  There are 10 different breakout sessions scheduled for the day.

Registration is $25 dollars for the event.

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Catawba Valley District UMW Mission Study
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Make Plans to attend our District Mission Study March 18 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist in Morganton located at 200 King St. Use your GPS or contact your LUV partner for directions.

Guest Speaker: Kimberly Rae, accomplished author and speaker, who lives in Hudson NC. Her passion and ministry focus is human trafficking. You can learn more about her at her website: http://www.kimberlyrae.com

Registration is required for this event. A $10 meal will be available for purchase by the First Morganton UMC United Methodist Women.
Please use the registration form below so that our hostess unit will know the number of lunches to prepare. Registration deadline is  March 1, 2017 by phone, email or mail.

Our Hands-on Mission: On Eagles Wings Ministries

OEWM seeks to prevent girls from falling victim to sex trafficking, offer assistance to those still trapped, and restore those that have survived by offering hope, empowerment, and a brighter future.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM

Celebrating Ministries with Youth- Uwharrie District
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WE WANT TO CELEBRATE ALL MINISTERS, PAID AND UNPAID LEADERS, AND VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH YOUTH.

The Conference would like to celebrate the work that leaders are doing with youth in our conference by creating space for you to share stories and resources, learn about connections, network and covenant groups,Safe Sanctuary, and education and training opportunities, as well as have fun and receive lots of FREE STUFF!

You will not want to miss out! Special presentations from Pfeiffer University, Michelle Foster-Beckerleg, Conference Council on Youth Ministry Representative, and More!

*OPTIONAL LUNCH AND LEARN 12 Noon – 1 PM  RSVP is required

REGISTRATION LINK

Safe Sanctuary Training
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
23
Thu
2017
Clergy Day Apart- Appalachian District
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Take Thou Authority

 

Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. –Joshua 1:6

Join the Appalachian District for a day with Mike Slaughter, Lead Pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, in the Dayton, Ohio area. Mike will lead the discussion about what it means to be the leader of the church in a world that is less and less receptive to pastoral leadership.

When Mike arrived in 1979, Ginghamsburg Church was a semi-rural, two-room country church with a $27,000 annual budget that has now grown into a missional movement impacting its local community and the world for God’s kingdom. But it wasn’t immediately easy. As a 27-year-old first time-lead pastor, his first challenge was to overcome the preferences of the church’s long-entrenched godfathers and godmothers, whose only concern was maintaining the status quo. Yet, he knew as lead pastor, following the lead of the negative or faithless resisters, would risk being buried in the wilderness with them.

Leading change first requires a movement leader to be strategically focused. In our day together, we will explore how to take courage as we develop the three components of a missional strategy: a clear picture, strategic plan and consistent practice, with a focus on developing repeatable discipleship systems. Also, we’ll learn how applying the United Methodist Church’s Four Areas of Focus can serve as an exponential strategy for growing disciples as your church becomes part of a world-changing, Spirit-empowered “hell can’t prevail” community of action.

 

Date:             Thursday, March 23rd

Time:            9am – 4pm

Location:    Wilkesboro United Methodist Church

309 West Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

REGISTER Now – Feb. 28 March 1 – 10
Appalachian District Clergy FREE $15.00
All Other District Clergy $25.00 $40.00

Lunch:          Included in your registration

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For more information, contact: Tim Roberts, Appalachian CVS at:  TRoberts@wnccumc.org