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WEEKLY UPDATE 020516

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS Metro District Lay Servant Ministries Training Dr. Thomas G. Long – Lecture Sessions at Hawthorne Lane UMC Free Disciple Training for the WNCC Conference Healthy Conversations Set for February 21 LATEST CAREERS Director of Children and Youth Ministries Director of Youth Ministry Continue reading WEEKLY UPDATE 020516

Metro District Lay Servant Ministries Training

(1) Basic Course – Lay Speaking Ministries by Sandy Jackson. The required beginning course for local lay speaker certification; course topics: Leading, caring, communication, serving. It offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader and outlines a number of ministries in which lay servants may assume roles. (2) Advanced Course [prior basic course is required] – Life Together in Continue reading Metro District Lay Servant Ministries Training

Dr. Thomas G. Long – Lecture Sessions at Hawthorne Lane UMC

Dr. Thomas G. Long will be at  Hawthorne Lane UMC on February 28 & 29, 2016. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Emeritus, at Candler School of Theology, will preach twice at Hawthorne Lane UMC, 501 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC, on Sunday, February 28. The service times are 11 and 6. On Monday, February 29, Dr. Long will lecture at Continue reading Dr. Thomas G. Long – Lecture Sessions at Hawthorne Lane UMC

Free Disciple Training for the WNCC Conference

Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries is offering free Disciple Bible Study facilitator’s training across the Western North Carolina Conference in the spring of 2016. This training is open to both lay and clergy persons. This will be an excellent opportunity for those who have never taken DISCIPLE, for those who have never had the training, or for all current or former DISCIPLE Bible study teachers. Continue reading Free Disciple Training for the WNCC Conference

Healthy Conversations Set for February 21

Healthy Conversations Sunday, February 21 3:00 – 5:00pm Mill Grove UMC (7311 Mill Grove Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079) Please see below for live-streaming locations The 2015 Annual Conference approved a petition which directed the Bishop to appoint a task force to collaborate with the Justice and Reconciliation Team in developing plans that “lead, model, resource, and cultivate” holy, healthy Continue reading Healthy Conversations Set for February 21

WEEKLY UPDATE 012916

PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS Brotherhood/Sisterhood Sunday is February 21 Summer Intern Ministry Accepting Applications Charlotte Churches Challenged to Feed the Hungry Briefing Previews 2016 General Conference Debates Kaleidoscope 2016 Set for April 15-17 LATEST CAREERS Organist/Pianist/Keyboardist Youth Ministry Assistant/Intern Administrative Assistant Maintenance Staff Children and Youth Continue reading WEEKLY UPDATE 012916

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Sunday is February 21

The Brotherhood/Sisterhood of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference exists as a means for the clergy and laity of the WNC Annual Conference to be in ministry to the families of clergy in the annual conference in a time of great need—the death of other clergy. We exist to provide the Annual Conference with the opportunity to provide tangible support Continue reading Brotherhood/Sisterhood Sunday is February 21

Summer Intern Ministry Accepting Applications

The Office of Ministerial Services is pleased to announce a summer ministry internship for college students. This 10-week, full time ministry experience is for college students who are exploring a vocation in ministry.  They will be mentored by a United Methodist clergy in a local church in Western North Carolina.  The project seeks to prepare young people to hear God’s Continue reading Summer Intern Ministry Accepting Applications

Charlotte Churches Challenged to Feed the Hungry

Not long after the game ended on Sunday night and the Carolina Panthers were booked for Super Bowl L, a pastor from Denver laid down a challenge to Charlotte churches. Rev. Brad Laurvick, senior pastor of Highlands United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado corresponded on Facebook with James Howell, senior pastor of Myers Park UMC and Brian Mateer, director of Continue reading Charlotte Churches Challenged to Feed the Hungry

Briefing Previews 2016 General Conference Debates

by United Methodist News Service Jan. 25, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. In a gathering that repeatedly stressed church unity despite passionately held differences, United Methodists received a preview of some issues the 2016 General Conference will debate when the denomination’s top lawmaking body meets this spring. The Rev. Steven Lewis, Gresham United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, urged delegates to Continue reading Briefing Previews 2016 General Conference Debates