Pfeiffer-Charlotte offers lecture and lunch series


[caption id="attachment_9900" align="alignright" width="232"] Click to get full size poster[/caption] Join Pfeiffer University and a group of distinguished scholars and community leaders as we explore current issues and trends related to the challenges of our region, nation and the world. The Charlotte Symposium, an 11-month lecture and lunch series, offers certification in lifelong learning for those who participate in seven sessions during 2017-18. Sessions may also be taken individually. Cost and Subscription Per lecture: $20 per participant, including lunch Annual subscription available for $165 per person (annual savings of $55) Location and Time Pfeiffer University Charlotte campus 1515 Mockingbird Lane Each event begins at 11 a.m. with lunch following. Dates and Topics 2017 August 14 From Jesus to Superman: Our Addiction to Redemptive Violence Chris Hughes, Yadkinville UMC September 11 Public Memory Kevin Marinelli, Davidson College October 9 Global Christianity Eric Lewellen, TEAM November 13 Native Plants: What’s the Big Deal? Angela Haigler, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library December 11 Integrative Pastoral Care: Recovering Soul in Community Life Mary Kinken, Davidson Center for the Professions 2018 January 8 Wisdom of the World’s Religions and its Meaning for You Patty Meyers, Pfeiffer University February 12 Closer than Close: Awakening to a God Who is Closer than You Think Dave Hickman, Apartment Life March 12 Religion in Appalachia Timothy S. Moore, Pfeiffer University April 9 Cultivating Awareness: A Discussion on Privilege and Power Emily Stone, Pfeiffer University May 14 Buddhist and Christian Ethics Kevin Taylor, Pfeiffer University June 11 Dialoguing about Diversity with Millennials Andrew Knoblich, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Clare Merlin, UNC-Charlotte For more information, email

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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


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