Saturday Morning Business
Following the brief service, the Annual Meeting of the Membership of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina was convened by Tom Jordan and David Snipes. They presented their glowing report of a year of growth for the foundation, and presented the conference with a check of $30,000 dollars to assist with the Bishop's Leadership Initiative.
The Conference Council on on Finance and Administration presented the 2019 budget and the budget was passed. See the report of CF&A , and the budget petitions on pp. 18-24 in the Supplement to the Program and Reports Book. The total conference budget for 2019 $16,166, 481 dollars. See Treasurer's comment slides.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment #1 (see p. 17 in the Supplement) was voted on by the Annual Conference. The votes will be tabulated by the officers of the General Conference and reported later in the year.
Bishop Kenneth Carter of the Florida Conference, who is also the President of the Council of Bishops and one of the moderators of the Commission on the Way Forward presented on the Commission's work and the upcoming 2019 called General Conference.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.