June 10-13 – NC Annual Conference @ Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington
June 13 – Bicycle “Ride for Life” in Fuquay-Varina (Imagine No Malaria will be a beneficiary of the event)
June 16 – (6:00pm) Fairway District UMM Fellowship Supper @ Ebenezer UMC
June 22-29 – Fairway District Mission Team to El Salvador
June 30 – Moving Day for Pastors in New Appointments
July 5 – First Sunday for Pastors in New Appointments
August 8 – (9:00am until 1:00pm) Fairway District UMW School Supplies Event @ El Camino UMC
August 22 – (9:00am until 4:00pm) LSM Basic Course for Youth @ Jonesboro UMC
“Links of Faith” will not be published next week as we will be attending Annual Conference. All AC 2015 news, updates, livestream and links available at https://nccumc.org/ac2015/
Come to Jonesboro UMC (407 W. Main St., Sanford) for the cross-cultural Festival Latino on Saturday, June 6, 4-7 pm. This free event for English & Spanish speakers features folk dancers, info booths, kids activities, bouncy house, door prizes, food vendors, mariachi and more. Presented by El Refugio/The Refuge Family Resource Center outreach ministry of Jonesboro UMC. Find out how you can be involved with Hispanic/Latino folks in Lee County!
Briefing Session videos are intended to help everyone prepare for the upcoming Annual Conference session by bringing information to consider prior to it being presented at Conference. Please find all Annual Conference related files and information on the official Annual Conference 2015 page. If there are any questions, please send them firstname.lastname@example.org. … Continue Reading→
Love is Still a Worthy Cause, An Evening with Sara Groves concert, June 11, 7:30pm, at the Wilmington Convention Center. Free to the public. Bring a friend and hear the Word in song as only Sara can deliver.
Plan now to invite several persons from your congregation to the Congregations for Children (C4C) Annual Conference breakout session on Friday, June 12, from 8:30 to 9:45am at the Wilmington Convention Center. All are welcome! Guest speakers will include Dr. June Atkinson, Superintendent of Public Instruction for NC, and Keith Schumacher, National Coordinator for Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students), as well as school principals involved with C4C congregations. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear first-hand from deeply committed and involved persons.
Discover an overview about becoming a Congregation for Children on the Fairway District web site http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/congregations-for-children-c4c/c4c-resources/ or by contacting Elaine Lilliston at email@example.com.
Calling all riders, volunteers and/or sponsors for the 6th Annual The Spiritual Spinners (TSS) Ride for Life, Saturday, June 13, 2015!
The Spiritual Spinners 2015 Ride for Life, features cycling opportunities for families
with young cyclists on the In-Town Family Ride and five out of town routes
ranging from the Leg Stretcher at 30km/19 miles to the Iron Ride coming in at
112 miles for individual cyclists. In addition to the six fully supported routes,
there is a complimentary meal with desserts and beverages served after the ride.
Registration fees, rider, and team donations for The Ride for Life go to charities helping the homeless, the sick, the hungry, and those in need locally and around the world through the following beneficiaries, including “Imagine No Malaria.” https://nccumc.org/imaginenomalaria/
Early registration is available through Thursday, June 11 and is $20 for your
entire family on the Family Ride and $30 for individual cyclists. Day of ride
registration remains $20 for the Family Ride and is $40 for individual cyclists.
For Individual Cyclists, registration is https://www.bethemomentum.com/event/ride‐for‐life
For the Family Ride, registration is https://www.bethemomentum.com/event/ride‐for‐life‐family
The Fairway District UMM will have a Fellowship Supper on Tuesday, June 16 at 6pm at Ebenezer UMC, located near Jordan Lake in Chatham County
(724 Beaver Creek Road, Apex). This event is open for all the men in the District – a chance for fellowship, catching up with old friends and making new ones too. The meal will be a buffet of casseroles prepared by the Ebenezer UMM as part of their ministry, in cooperation with Moncure School, to feed children of needy families in Chatham County. The men of Ebenezer will tell us much more about this exciting ministry following our meal. The only charge for the meal is whatever contribution you’re moved to give after hearing about the ministry.
For questions and reservations (by June 14), contact Bill Huggins firstname.lastname@example.org.
All youth, parents, and youth counselors are invited to attend Lay Servant Ministry (LSM) Training for Youth on Saturday, August 22 (9:00am until 5:00pm) at Jonesboro UMC (407 West Main Street, Sanford – in the Wesley Center). This is an opportunity for young persons, and their adult mentors, to be equipped as leaders in their local church.
Rev. Ray Gooch will be leading this engaging time of learning and conversation. Registration is $20 (which will include drinks, snacks and lunch) + cost of the required course book which must be ordered by each participant and read before the class.
Link for book
In keeping with Safe Sanctuaries, there must be one church-designated adult for every six youth attending this training. In addition, the responsible adult must bring his or her church’s medical release forms and emergency contact information for their participants.
Questions? Please contact a member of the LSM Training Team: Zack Moser email@example.com, Carrie Carpenter firstname.lastname@example.org, or Amie Stewart email@example.com. More information regarding your pre-class assignment will be provided following registration.
You may register for the Youth Basic Course and pay online at
http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/fairway-youth-lsm-event/ by August 1.
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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