March 20 (6:30 to 9pm) – Fairway District Youth Event @ St. Luke UMC
March 21 (9am to 5pm) – Fairway District Lay Servant Ministry Classes @ Pinehurst UMC
March 21 (9am to 2pm) – Workday at 3MC Warehouse, Goldsboro, NC (contact Rev. Bill Haddock 910.262.3831)
March 28 (9am to 1:30pm) – Fairway District UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat @ Asbury UMC, Sanford
April 12 (3pm) Skeeter Run for Imagine No Malaria at Foothills Outdoors Center, Robbins
May 16 (10am to 12noon) – Jason Brown @ Sunrise UMC, Holly Springs
June 10-13 – NC Annual Conference @ Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington
June 11 (7:30pm) Sara Groves Concert @ Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington
June 22-29 – Fairway District Mission Team to El Salvador
Fairway District UMW Spiritual Retreat
Asbury United Methodist Church, Sanford
March 28, 2015 – 9:00am until 1:30pm
All women invited! Sponsored by Fairway District UMW. This workshop will provide inspiration and tools to “develop habits that allow Jesus to lean in, forehead to forehead, and breathe the Spirit of life into you.” –Priscilla Pope-Levison and Jack Levison, authors
For more information – http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/umw-spiritual-retreat-march-28th/
In the past several years, we have asked for donations of birthing kits or school kits to be taken to Annual Conference and distributed thereafter. This year, we are asking that Churches help prepare food buckets before Annual Conference. These 5 gallon buckets will be packed onto a container and the container will be blessed by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and Bishop John Yambasu, who will be visiting our Annual Conference in June from the Sierra Leone Annual Conference. These food buckets will be a welcomed gift for the people of Sierra Leone who are fighting the effects of the Ebola virus. Because of the quarantines which were necessary to contain the virus, many people have become desperately in need of basic food supplies. Particularly impacted are children who have become orphaned due to the Ebola virus outbreak—and countless others who have been ostracized in their communities because of the disease.
For more information – http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/flyers-buckets-kits-3mc-mission-center/
Change The World Weekend – Saturday May 16th – 10:00am until 12:00noon
Sunrise UMC, 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs, NC
Come join with children, youth, and adults in the NC Conference to hear Jason Brown’s testimony. This professional football player heard God’s call on his life, and came to Louisburg, NC to begin the First Fruits Farm. He and his wife, Tay Brown, learned to farm from watching YouTube videos! The harvested produce goes to the Society of St. Andrew, Interfaith Food Shuttle, and the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina. They’ve already given over 110,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and cucumbers to the hungry in our state. Read more here – http://www.wisdomforlife.org/first-fruits-farm.html
His story was highlighted on CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOL2zTgweMs&feature=youtu.be
We’ll hear from Jason, ask questions, and then join together to package rice and beans for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. Offerings will be accepted towards the First Fruits Farm. If you would like to attend, please contact Amie Stewart at 919-200-3217 or email@example.com. All are welcome, but space is limited so please reply soon.
Asking Children to Imagine Mission and Service
In recognition of the 75 years of UMCOR, the Conference is requesting children in the conference to create and submit artwork showing mission work done throughout the conference or what they think it means to serve others. Children are invited to share a picture they draw, paint, color, or any other medium they choose so that every person present at the 2015 Annual Conference (around 2000 persons) can receive a hand-drawn picture from a child to take home. Pastors, Sunday School teachers, and others who minister with children are asked to collect artwork on any type of paper, 8 ½” x 11″ size, and send to NC Conference – UMC, c/o Rev. Carol Goehring, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529 by May 15.
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.
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 or FairwayDistrict@nccumc.org
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