Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Scheduled for January 17
The Western North Carolina Conference 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 17th
at Crossroads UMC in Concord
The service will begin at 10 am (doors open at 9:00 am) followed by lunch.
The theme for this year's celebration is: Changing the Atmosphere: Be Not Conformed, but Transformed. Join Bishop Larry Goodpaster and friends from across Western NC as we celebrate Dr. King and recommit ourselves to his important work. The day will feature fellowship, worship and music, along with panel and small group dialogues about how we can take up Dr. King’s call to transform the world around us. An offering will be received for the Children’s Home.
Reservations are appreciated by Wednesday, January 14. $5 will be collected at the door to defray the cost of lunch. To register, or to get directions please visit our page on the conference website: http://www.wnccumc.org/events/2015-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration
Sponsored by WNC-BMCR (Black Methodists for Church Renewal) in partnership with the WNCC Justice & Reconciliation Team.
Registration at Eventbrite:
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Resources for Vital Congregations
Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor
GBHEM Leadership Resources
Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church
Englewood Book Review
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Ted Talks: The Golden Circle
Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability
Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability
Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians
Be A Disciple
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network
Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations
Living As United Methodist Christians
Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials
Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today
John Wesley Sermons: Anthology
Get Their Name
Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit
Canoeing the Mountains
Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People
Community: The Structure of Belonging
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
Institute for Emerging Issues
Congregations 4 Children
The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants
The Duke Endowment
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at email@example.com.