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High Point University invites you to join in chapel & religious life

“Wednesday night Chapel at High Point University is one of our longstanding traditions. The services nourish our souls and feed our hearts. We at HPU are committed to building students from the inside out so that they live lives defined by significance as much as success. The spiritual life is foundational for that kind of life. We’re grateful for all the students and community volunteers who Continue reading High Point University invites you to join in chapel & religious life

The Children’s Home Sunday is September 11th

To all United Methodists in Western North Carolina, We hope you are planning to join us and other congregations around the Conference on September 11, 2016 to pray for our children and to support the important work we do at The Children’s Home. Based on your own church calendar, you may have chosen another date to highlight The Children’s Home Continue reading The Children’s Home Sunday is September 11th

Candler offers continuing education events this fall

Upcoming Events at Candler School of Theology, Emory University Fall 2016 Contact:  Laurel Hanna, lhanna@emory.edu, 404.727.4481 Featured Events this Semester: Lecture Series: “Faith & Politics in the 21st Century” Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 • 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise stated) Candler School of Theology, Room 252 (unless otherwise stated) • Free; Continue reading Candler offers continuing education events this fall

Leadership Institute offerings for early fall

The Leadership Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary has something for everyone.  Check out our early fall offerings and consider registering for some “back to school” for yourself or members of your congregation! For church members and those interested in becoming Commissioned Ruling Elders:  Try our new Pathways to Learning and Leadership, an online program of non-degree courses designed to enhance Continue reading Leadership Institute offerings for early fall

WEEKLY UPDATE 081916

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS United Methodist Women stands against North Carolina’s “HB2” law Response to flooding in Louisiana Louisiana churches cope with flooding SandArtistry opportunity for your congregation LATEST CAREERS Music Director/Pianist/Organist Reservations Specialist Nursery Worker Music Director Director of Youth Ministries Youth Minister Children’s Ministries Continue reading WEEKLY UPDATE 081916

United Methodist Women stands against North Carolina’s “HB2” law

United Methodist Women is standing with members and mission partners in North Carolina protesting state’s HB 2 law. The organization will hold an action against HB2 in January 2017 during its Leadership Development Days training in Charlotte, and will move the May 2017 training for its Mission u program study leaders from Charlotte to Jacksonville, Florida, in protest of the Continue reading United Methodist Women stands against North Carolina’s “HB2” law

Response to flooding in Louisiana

The people of Louisiana and surrounding areas have been hit hard by flooding following incredible rainfall totals recently.  Of course, we should continue to lift these folks in our prayers.  You and members of your churches may be wondering what else we can do to help.  The following summarizes notes from Ken Anderson, our Conference Disaster Response Coordinator: While at Continue reading Response to flooding in Louisiana

Louisiana churches cope with flooding

By Sam Hodges Aug. 15, 2016 | UMNS First United Methodist Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana, was proud to be a Red Cross Shelter for people flooded out of their homes late last week. But the good work stopped when floodwaters started closing in on the church itself. “It became very apparent that we had to evacuate the shelter,” said Continue reading Louisiana churches cope with flooding

SandArtistry opportunity for your congregation

“ABIDE” John 15 A Powerful SandArtistry Event for Your Congregation Rev. Gary Alan Shockley, Artist and Speaker Looking for an innovative and inspirational event for your church? Seeking a renewal or revival service? I believe God has given me the gift of artistic creativity, and specifically the medium of sand art, to be a positive catalyst for change in the Continue reading SandArtistry opportunity for your congregation

WEEKLY UPDATE 081216

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS How to care for the children in your congregation Local nonprofit continues family workshop series for clergy, spouses The Church in a Political Year LATEST CAREERS Children and Youth Worker Preschool Director Family Life Center/Communications Director Administrative and Guest Services Coordinator Communications Continue reading WEEKLY UPDATE 081216