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WEEKLY UPDATE 093016

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the past week to the website. What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS The method of early Methodism: The Oxford Holy Club  Charlotte church worships God in different languages  Reflections from Charlotte    LATEST CAREERS Associate Pastor  Financial Secretary  Director of Youth Activities  Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries    LATEST EVENTS …

The method of early Methodism: The Oxford Holy Club

A UMC.org feature by Joe Iovino* Part 1 of a 3-part series on disciple making yesterday and today.As in other areas of life, being part of a group helps us grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Many achieve fitness goals through participation in a weight loss or exercise group. Writers and artists join collectives where they regularly comment on one another’s …

Charlotte church worships God in different languages

By Aleen Jimenez* (from UMNS Daily Digest, Sep. 27, 2016) Central United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina worships God in different languages and represents 15 different countries. “I pray that our church continues to grow and look like the kingdom of God,” said Ashley Pimentel, a layperson for Central UMC. Every day members of Central UMC are immersed in …

Reflections from Charlotte

Following social media over the past week, there have been a number of significant reflections and stories from pastors and activists concerning the protests in Charlotte after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on September 20th. This post by Rev. Dr. James Howell of Myers Park UMC in Charlotte was picked up by the United Methodist News Service: Chaos in …

WEEKLY UPDATE 092316

PAST UPDATES There was a lapse in news for the week of September 12-16 because of scheduled vacation.  Here are the major changes for the past two weeks to the website. What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS New conference treasurer visits the districts in October  It is Time to Break New Ground  Giving Tuesday is November 29th  Welcome events …

New conference treasurer visits the districts in October

The new conference treasurer, Dr. Mark King, would like an opportunity to meet and greet pastors and laity in our conference, districts and churches.  To that end, he and Dale Bryant, conference benefits administrator, will be visiting each of our districts according to the schedule below. A short presentation will be offered on the conference health plans as well as …

Bishop Leeland and extended cabinet meet to begin their ministry together

“Believe me, these next couple of days will be worth about six to eight months for Bishop Leeland and his transition in the Western North Carolina Conference,” stated Claire Bowen at the beginning of the session on Monday, September 19, at the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina. Bowen, a lay person in the North Georgia Conference, who specializes …

It is Time to Break New Ground

A deadly police shooting in Charlotte, NC, of Keith Lamont Scott, has added to the narrative of death and violence reported daily throughout the nation.  The news that this has happened in our community has shocked us.  It is reported alongside an increasing numbness in which we are becoming apathetic to the horrible events that destroy lives and community. In an …

Giving Tuesday is November 29th

We are excited to let you know that plans are underway for this year’s UMC #GivingTuesday! On Nov. 29, you can extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season again by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. When you give online through The Advance at www.umcmission.org/give, 100 percent of your gifts goes directly to the project of your choice. The Advance remains committed to …