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PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS New UM Hymnal Project Endorsed Children’s Ministry Forum Scheduled for November 17-19 Katrina Anniversary Reunion Upcoming Camping Ministries Events ERT Recertification Class on August 1 LATEST CAREERS Administrative Assistant Choir Director Youth Minister Youth Ministry Director Director of Music Director of Youth Continue reading

New UM Hymnal Project Endorsed

Nashville, July 30—The United Methodist Publishing House and Discipleship Ministries (the General Board of Discipleship) announce that their respective boards have endorsed legislation to be submitted to the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church that, if approved, would begin the process of developing a new official hymnal and provide for ongoing revision of the hymnal in the future. Continue reading

Children’s Ministry Forum Scheduled for November 17-19

Children’s Ministry Forum (CMF) is an annual conference for children’s ministry leaders in large United Methodist congregations (over 300 in worship). It is sponsored by Discipleship Ministries, the Large Church Initiative, and the United Methodist Publishing House. Through inspirational preaching, insightful keynotes, dynamic pre-conference seminars, and revitalizing workshops, conference leaders will affirm, teach, encourage, and guide participants as they grow Continue reading

Katrina Anniversary Reunion

Dear Friends, We are approaching the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina which brought so much devastation to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  But in the wake of the destruction there came a wave of compassion and caring that brought thousands of volunteers who helped the people of the Gulf Coast begin to recover and rebuild. This summer, on August 22-23, St. Continue reading

Upcoming Camping Ministries Events

2015 Labor Day Weekend Trail Hike September 4-7 Labor Day Weekend Adult Hike ~ 3 Nights ~ 4 Days Pisgah National Forest – North of Brevard The hike begins after lunch on Friday, usually at 2 p.m. Everyone meets at a staging site and car pooling is encouraged. The hike concludes before lunch on Monday. No prior backpacking experience is Continue reading

ERT Recertification Class on August 1

ERT Recertification Class will be held Aug. 1, at Ebenezer UMC near Granite Falls. Cost is $30.00, 9:00am until 12:00pm. Mike Duncan will be the leader. This is only for people who have been badged and it has expired in the last year or is near expiration. Please contact Mike Duncan mduncan@wnccumc.net  for more information and to RSVP.

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PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS FUSION Coming to Raleigh in February ReThink Church Offers Free Resources for Local Churches Disciple Fast Track in Search of Beta 2 Churches UMCMarket Gets Upgrade and Re-launches A Methodist Reading of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ LATEST CAREERS Accompanist/Music Director Director of Continue reading

FUSION Coming to Raleigh in February

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 20, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – United Methodist pastors, musicians and worship leaders will meet in February to explore how to use the wide variety of worship styles and resources currently available to revitalize their worship services now and for the future. Fusion: The Future of Worship in the UMC, scheduled for Feb. 4-6 in Raleigh, N.C., will Continue reading

ReThink Church Offers Free Resources for Local Churches

LOW-COST DIRECT MAIL: Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for local churches to participate in a low-cost direct mail campaign for Back to School. Churches can place their orders HERE. Order deadline is Sept. 1. FREE DOORHANGERS: We have free customized door hangers (1 pkg. of 100 per church) available HERE. This offer is available until Dec. 1. FREE Continue reading

Disciple Fast Track in Search of Beta 2 Churches

Since 1987, Disciple Bible Study has reached nearly 3 million people worldwide, introducing the grand sweep of Scripture in a 34-week format. Now Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original study, but its modifications can better meet the needs of a hectic world. Participants still receive a thorough introduction to the Bible, but in almost a Continue reading