January 14 – Last date to submit 2014 contributions to NC Conference
February 22 (2 to 4:30pm) – Fairway District Missions Response Rally
@ Jonesboro UMC
March 2 – Fairway dCOM @ St. Luke UMC, Sanford
April 12 (3:00 pm) Skeeter Run for “Imagine No Malaria” at Foothills Outdoor Center in Robbins, NC
June 1 – Fairway dCOM @ St. Luke UMC, Sanford
June 10-13 – NC Annual Conference @ Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC
June 22-29 – Fairway District Mission Team to El Salvador (online team application coming soon)
August 13 – Fairway dCOM @ St. Luke UMC, Sanford
Fairway District Missions Response Rally
Sunday, February 22 – 2:00 to 4:30pm
Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford
Join your brothers and sisters from around the Fairway District for an afternoon of
INSPIRATION, INFORMATION and CELEBRATION.
INSPIRATION – Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, keynote speaker; Music by Bruce Smith, Genesis UMC
INFORMATION – Learn about the conference ministry focus areas:
Effective Lay and Clergy Leaders – Rev. Ray Broadwell, DS
Healthy Congregations – Rev. Gray Southern, Pastor – Apex UMC
Congregations for Children (C4C) – Rev. Elaine Lilliston, C4C Coordinator
Imagine No Malaria – Rev. David Harvin, INM Campaign Director – NC Conference
Unity – Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
CELEBRATION – Ministry Fair: Displays celebrating the outreach of our local churches and Food Pantries Each congregation is challenged to collect 1 pound of non-perishable food
item per church member. Winners will receive “The Golden Can Award.”
Food Pantries should apply online at http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/fairway-district-missions-response-rally-application-food-pantries/ by Jan. 15 to be considered to receive proceeds from our collection.
- Moore and Montgomery Counties are asked to contribute spaghetti, rice, pasta, dried beans, and granola/cereal bars.
- Harnett, Wake and Richmond Counties are asked to bring canned meats, cereals and powdered milk.
- Chatham and Lee Counties are asked to contribute canned vegetables, canned fruits, peanut butter, and crackers.
Time to Nominate Lay Ministries of the Year
The NC Conference Board of Laity will celebrate the many lay ministries happening throughout our conference as we did at the 2014 Annual Conference. Videos will be created to share with everyone at the 2015 Annual Conference in Wilmington. We encourage each church to submit only one active ministry from 2014 that emphasizes making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This link will describe the Guidelines and provide a form to submit your nomination.
The deadline to submit your form and pictures to your District Lay Leader, Caroline Jackson, is January 31. Questions or more information? Contact Caroline at 919.552.3705.
2014 Rainbow Covenant Forms Due by Jan. 31
Completing the Rainbow Covenant form ensures that your church will be recognized for its second mile missional giving in 2014. Rainbow Covenant churches must pay 100% of all 2014 apportionments and give a contribution in each of the five lanes of mission. Go to nccumc.org/publications and use the “2015” link to access Rainbow Covenant information. The reporting form, found on pages 13 and 14, should be printed, completed in full (use the correct Advance numbers for each of the five lanes of mission), and mailed by Jan. 31 to: The Rev. Daniel Collins 1595 North Moore Road Robbins NC 27325
For questions or more information, contact Daniel Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Talley Trio – Sunday, Jan. 11, 5pm, at Smyrna UMC, 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins
The Talley Trio has performed on numerous Gaither Homecoming videos and were fixtures on the Gaither Homecoming Concert Tour from 1999 to 2005. They have graced the most legendary stages in America including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry.
No admission fee. A love offering will be received. For more information, call 910.464.3188.
Needs for your Prayer Shawl Ministry
If you need yarn for your prayer shawl ministry, contact the Rev. Melinda Ivey (Kipling UMC) at 919.753.7398 or email@example.com .
Update on Christmas Offering – Imagine No Malaria
Churches are asked to submit the Christmas offering to the NC Conference Treasurer’s Office with a remittance form marked for “Fairway District Christmas Offering” by January 14.
Making Food Available and Supporting Those Who Provide
The Come to the Table Project will present the “Head, Heart, and Hands” conference series on how people of faith can relieve hunger and support local agriculture in North Carolina. Two of the three regional day-long events are scheduled to take place in the bounds of the North Carolina Conference (Lumberton and Elon) in early 2015. During each event, topics will include church community gardening, making healthy local food more accessible, empowering youth through food and farming projects, and finding support for your ministry.
The Lumberton event will be Jan. 23 at the Southeastern Agricultural Events Center. Click here to register for the Lumberton event.
The Elon event will be held Feb. 26 at Elon Community Church. Chas Edens from Anathoth Community Garden in Cedar Grove (a conference Advance Special project) will be a presenter at this gathering. Click here to register for the Elon event.
Ray Broadwell, District Superintendent
Lou Ann Allred, Assistant to the District Superintendent
The Fairway District
North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, North Carolina 27529
919.779.9435 or 888.661.4941
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