January 31 (9:30am to 1:30pm) – Fairway District UMW Mission Study @ St. Luke UMC
February 22 (2pm to 4:30pm) – Fairway District Missions Response Rally @ Jonesboro UMC
March 7 (9am to 4pm) – Rough Cut Men’s Rally @ Jonesboro UMC
March 20 (6:30pm to 9pm) – Fairway District Youth Event @ St. Luke UMC
March 21 (9am to 5pm) – Fairway District Lay Servant Ministry Classes @ Pinehurst UMC
April 12 (3pm) Skeeter Run for “Imagine No Malaria at Foothills Outdoors Center, Robbins, NC
June 10-13 – NC Annual Conference @ Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC
June 11 (7:30pm) Sara Groves Concert @ Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington
June 22-29 – Fairway District Mission Team to El Salvador
Time to Nominate Lay Ministries of the Year – Deadline Extended to Feb. 15
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 NOW Feb.15. Questions or more information? Contact Caroline at 919.552.3705.
2014 Rainbow Covenant Forms Due by Jan. 31 (Tomorrow)
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 email@example.com .
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 Dir – NC Conf.
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.”
- 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.
Bulletin insert and information brochure are available at
Fairway District United Methodist Women Mission Study @ St. Luke UMC
The Fairway District UMW Mission Study: The Church and People with Disabilities: Awareness, Accessibility, and Advocacy will be held Saturday, January 31, from 9:30am to 1:30pm at St. Luke UMC in Sanford. (2916 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330). Does your congregational make-up reflect recent studies indicating that one in five of us has a disability? Are people with visible and hidden disabilities active in leadership roles and fully integrated into the life of your church?
The Church and People with Disabilities: Awareness, Accessibility, and Advocacy intends to build awareness in the church regarding issues around disability, to call the church to provide full accessibility to services and opportunities, and to promote advocacy for justice for people with disabilities. This study will encourage you to identify ways that your church can do more to make your church more inclusive of those with any of the many types of disabilities.
This study may be especially helpful for members of Boards of Trustees who are looking at accessibility needs of church facilities and Children’s & Youth’s program directors and Sunday School coordinators / teachers who are working with special needs populations. All are invited to participate. You do not have to be a member of UMW to attend. Men are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Bring your own bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. Wear your own name tag if you have one, too! More information? Contact Rossie Lindsey RossieL41@gmail.com
Fairway District Youth Event – Friday, March 20 @ St. Luke UMC
The Fairway District Youth Committee invites all youth in the district to St. Luke UMC in Sanford on Friday, March 20 from 6:30pm-9:00pm for an event we’re calling “Light the Night”. There will be three parts to the evening.
- An extremely active activity called “Glow Ball” (it’s glow-in-the-dark-dodge ball),
- A time of worship with our message being delivered by Rev. Brian Wellborn of “The Well,” a new ministry in Fayetteville, and
- An Imagine No Malaria presentation from Rev. Rachel Moser.
The cost is $10 per person, which will cover expenses. We also encourage youth groups in attendance to raise additional donations for Imagine No Malaria to help our Conference reach our $1 million goal. Checks should be made out to “Pinehurst UMC” with “Fairway Youth” on the memo. If your group would like to attend, or if you have any questions, please contact the District Youth Coordinator Zack Moser firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 16 with an approximate number of youth who will attend from your church.
Lay Servant Ministry – Spring 2015 Classes Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 9:00a until 5:00p
Pinehurst United Methodist Church 4111 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC
$20.00 (includes snacks and lunch) + you will direct order your required course book(s) at the link provided.
For more information OR to register and pay online – http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/lay-servant-ministry-spring-2015-classes/ Registration is open through March 6.
Basic Course: Lay Servant Ministries
(Instructor will be Rev. Tal Madison, pastor of Smyrna UMC in Robbins, NC)
Required book: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course by Sandy/Brian Jackson
Advanced Course: Go Preach!
(Instructor will be Rev. Ray Broadwell, Fairway District Superintendent)
Required book: Go Preach! by John P. Gilbert
Advanced Course: Living Our Beliefs
(Instructor will be Dr. F. Belton Joyner, Jr., retired pastor and beloved by many in the NC Conference)
Required book: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder
Rough Cut Men’s Rally – March 7 @ Jonesboro UMC
In the movie industry, a “Rough Cut” is a raw first edition of a movie giving an idea of how the finished product will look, where it has problems and where it excels. DAVID DUSEK uses major motion picture clips, Biblical passages and personal testimonies to lead men through a no holds barred exploration of issues such as greed, stewardship, lust & personal integrity with the goal of beginning the process of open communication & growth that will lead them from being “Rough Cut Men” to the finished product.
Event is 9 am to 4 pm with a pig pickin’ for lunch. Cost is $20 per person. Contact Bill Huggins email@example.com or 919-356-5109 or James Bingham firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-291-4264 for additional information or go to http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/rough-cut-mens-rally-march-7th/ for a printable flyer to distribute.
Sara Groves will be in concert on Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 pm at the Wilmington Convention Center. This is a FREE concert for all laity and clergy of the NC Conference and the Wilmington community.
Upcoming Episode of Every Day Grace TV
The next episode of Every Day Grace TV will air on WNCN, Channel 17 (Raleigh) on Feb. 8 at noon. We explore two questions, “Are you happy with your place in the world?” and “If you could change anything about your place, what would you change?” Missed the debut edition of Every Day Grace TV or do not have access to WNCN? No problem. Watch episodes on the Every Day Grace youtube channel.
Free Disciple Bible Study Training for Capital, Corridor, Fairway and Heritage District
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries (DBOM) will offer free Disciple Bible Study facilitator’s training for the Capital, Corridor, Fairway and Heritage Districts on Sunday, March 15 from 2PM – 6 PM. Registration begins at 1:30 PM. The training will take place at the United Methodist Building in Garner. This training is open to both lay and clergy persons. This will be an excellent opportunity for those who have never taken DISCIPLE, for those who have never had the training, or for all current or former Disciple Bible study teachers. Training will be provided for DISCIPLE 1-4 and for the new Disciple Fast-Track Study. Facilitation Skills will also be covered as well as ways to begin and maintain a successful DISCIPLE program in the local church. Sign-up over the DBOM website at www.disciplebibleoutreach.org.
Fairway District Mission Experience Team to El Salvador
June 22 to 29, 2015 (Monday through Monday)
The purpose of sending groups to El Salvador is to continue a partnership between the Evangelical Methodist Church of El Salvador and the Fairway District. Information and an online application are available at the district website at http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/el-salvador-2015-application-mission-experience/ . Registration is open until April 1 or until all team spaces are filled.
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