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WEEKLY UPDATE- 030615

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website.  Did you miss anything? LATEST NEWS Does your church need a website? ‘Discipleship Ministries’ Is Agency’s New Identity In the News: King Street Church, Boone Bishop and Cabinet Begin the 2015 Appointment Process Book Review: Reading Scripture With the Saints Camp GuilRock Schedules 2nd Annual Cardboard Regatta LATEST Continue reading

Does your church need a website?

Whether your church is just starting an online ministry or you’re looking for a fresh design, United Methodist Communications is here to help. Through our web hosting services we offer: Affordable & reliable websites. Easy to use platforms. Top notch customer experience. Featuring: The Power of WordPress UMC Branded Designs UMC Sponsored Content OnDemand Video Tutorials Email Based Support Worry-Free Continue reading

‘Discipleship Ministries’ Is Agency’s New Identity

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Discipleship Ministries has officially become the new name of the general agency of The United Methodist Church known for years as The General Board of Discipleship, or GBOD. The name change, which includes new addresses for the website and agency personnel emails, was announced by Dr. Timothy L. Bias, General Secretary (chief executive) of Discipleship Ministries.   “The Continue reading

In the News: King Street Church, Boone

[This article appeared in the Watauga Democrat on March 2, 2015; Sherrie Norris Reporter/Daniel Barlow Photographer] King Street Church — meeting people where they are A casual Sunday evening gathering on King Street in Autumn 2013 — with about five people in attendance who had drifted away from traditional church — has now become a weekly gathering known as King Continue reading

Bishop and Cabinet Begin the 2015 Appointment Process

From Bishop Goodpaster  The process of appointing clergy to our churches is one of the most important responsibilities assigned to the Bishop and the Cabinet, and one of the most visible and distinctive features of the connectional nature of our church. Bishop Goodpaster and the Cabinet met last week (February 23-27) in the first of three retreats specifically intended to Continue reading

Book Review: Reading Scripture With the Saints

By Drew McIntyre To read the Bible alone, either personally or chronologically, is to tempt heterodoxy and stunt our growth as disciples of Jesus.  C.S. Lewis, in The Weight of Glory, comments, “A [person] who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village.”  This conviction, applied to Scripture, drives Continue reading

Camp GuilRock Schedules 2nd Annual Cardboard Regatta

The Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is being held May 2. Registration to build a boat to be in the regatta ends March 15. Be sure to get your forms in to the camp so we can get you the supplies you need and have you on our list. The $100 registration fee includes 10 large sheets of cardboard for Continue reading

WEEKLY UPDATE- 022715

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website.  Did you miss anything?   LATEST NEWS FaithWalk UMC is Spotlighted by Rethink Church One Great Hour of Sharing is March 15th The Journey Within – Centering Prayer SAVE THE DATE! Convocation on the Rural Church Dr. Colleen Perry Keith to become Pfeiffer University’s Next President LATEST CAREERS Continue reading

FaithWalk UMC is Spotlighted by Rethink Church

Local Church Spotlight: “Being the church during the busiest season of the year” By the Rev. Ashleigh Joyner We all know that it is not Advent, so why am I writing an article about Christmas when Easter is almost here?  Rethink Church gets questions about how churches really rethink church, so we thought we would give you an example.One of Continue reading

One Great Hour of Sharing is March 15th

When disaster strikes around the globe—Haiti’s 2010 earthquake or Hurricane Sandy of 2012—so many watching the drama unfold on our living room televisions feel entirely helpless. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, is prepared to Continue reading