Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration set for Jan. 14, 2017

 

[caption id="attachment_7907" align="alignright" width="350"]mlk-event-2017 Click to download this bulletin insert[/caption] The WNCC-Justice & Reconciliation Team, in partnership with the WNC-Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) and the WNCC-Commission on Religion and Race (CORR ) announce that the conference Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is scheduled for January 14, 2017 at St. Luke's UMC in Hickory, NC, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. This year's theme is "Confronting Chaos: Creating The Beloved Community" with keynote speaker, Dr. F. Willis Johnson, Wellspring Church of Ferguson, MO. Bishop Paul Leeland invites all of the clergy and laity of Western North Carolina to join in the celebration that will include fellowship, worship, communion, music, small group dialogues, youth session and essays, action steps and follow-up about how we can take up Dr. King’s call to transform the world around us. Reservations are appreciated by Tuesday, January 10. Donations will be collected at the door to defray the cost of lunch. To register, or to get directions please visit this page on the conference website: http://www.wnccumc.org/events/2017-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration Download Flyer of Event Download Youth Essay Application Form (Students in grades 7th to 12th are eligible to submit no more than two double-spaced pages in 12 pt black font. Artistic Expressions and Drawings will also be received. All entries should be emailed along with this form by December 31, 2016- THIS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED)    

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Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

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Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

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A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

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Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

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Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

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Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

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Fresh Expressions

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Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

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Institute for Emerging Issues

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