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WEEKLY UPDATE 052716

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS Council of Bishops Follows Tradition with Letter to the Church Flamebuilders Opens Applications for Class 3 LATEST CAREERS Children’s Ministry Assistant Youth Ministry Director Children’s Ministry Director After School Director Music Director LATEST EVENTS Multi Cultural Multi Ethnic Conversation– June 4 Stewardship Continue reading WEEKLY UPDATE 052716

Council of Bishops Follows Tradition with Letter to the Church

Washington, D.C.: Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20. The letter reads as follows: To the people of The United Methodist Church: The Council of Bishops brings you Continue reading Council of Bishops Follows Tradition with Letter to the Church

Flamebuilders Opens Applications for Class 3

Flamebuilders is pleased to announce that the application period for Class 3 is now open. The application is available online through the “FlameBuilders Class 3 Application” link. You can also go to the website: www.flamebuilders.org and click on “Apply”. DOWNLOAD FLYER  

WEEKLY UPDATE 052216

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss?  (The edition includes everything that was published during the second week of General Conference and other changes) LATEST NEWS Day 11- Called Home GC2016 May 20- UPDATE Day 10- Random Reflections on My Experience at General Conference  GC2016 May 20- UPDATE Day 9- “Stay, Continue reading WEEKLY UPDATE 052216

Day 11- Called Home

This was written on Thursday evening by Sally Queen, but I think it speaks for many of us.  We are all “called home” to be in ministry in the place we call home. MR by Sally Queen Tomorrow morning, I head home to see my family, sleep in my bed, and return to the work to which I am called.  Continue reading Day 11- Called Home

GC2016 May 20- UPDATE

Delegate Updates Each day there will be a wrap-up from one of the delegates from the Western North Carolina Conference. Day 11- Called Home  | Sally Queen See all of the delegate updates at General Conference News Daily Christian Advocates Daily Christian Advocate for Saturday, May 21, 2016 See earlier DCA’s at General Conference News Other News In Yong Lee Continue reading GC2016 May 20- UPDATE

Day 10- Random Reflections on My Experience at General Conference 

by Kim Ingram I fear that the reports from this General Conference will be the same as what we heard after 2012: “We didn’t get anything done.”  However, we were told this afternoon that about 400 petitions have been approved. I participated in the Higher Education and Ministry and Superintendency legislative committee.  We began our work with 243 petitions.  We Continue reading Day 10- Random Reflections on My Experience at General Conference 

GC2016 May 20- UPDATE

Delegate Updates Each day there will be a wrap-up from one of the delegates from the Western North Carolina Conference. Day 10-  Random Reflections on My Experience at General Conference | Kim Ingram See all of the delegate updates at General Conference News Daily Christian Advocates Daily Christian Advocate for Friday, May 20, 2016 See earlier DCA’s at General Conference Continue reading GC2016 May 20- UPDATE

Day 9- “Stay, Just a Little Bit Longer”

by Ashley Crowder Stanley My 87 year old, retired, United Methodist minister father broke his hip two weeks before General Conference 2016 was scheduled to begin in Portland.  Over the last few years, our family has been holding our collective breath as we observed his determined yet unsteady gait grow wobblier. We have held on to his elbow as he walked, encouraged Continue reading Day 9- “Stay, Just a Little Bit Longer”

Day 9- The Joys of Being a Global Church

By Jeff Patterson Sometimes it is hard being a global church.  Getting together is easy, but staying together can be very difficult. People from different continents think differently and sometimes cultures and ideas clash. One area of great difference of opinion is in the area of human sexuality. Even homogenous people have a difficult time finding common ground in the Continue reading Day 9- The Joys of Being a Global Church