October 24 – (9:00 am until 5:00 pm) Fall LSM Courses @ Smyrna UMC, Robbins
October 25 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 3:00 pm-4:30 pm @ Lillington UMC
November 1 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 2:30 pm-4:00 pm @ Morris Chapel UMC, Sanford
November 1 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 6:00 pm-7:30 pm @ Mount Pleasant UMC, Pittsboro
November 8 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 2:30 pm-4:00 pm @ Page Memorial UMC, Aberdeen
November 8 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 6:00 pm-7:30 pm @ Trinity UMC, Troy
November 15 – (3:00 pm) Bob Goff @ Saint Francis UMC, Cary
November 19 – (10:00 am – 11:30 am) book discussion Dying to Go on Vacation @ Lemon Springs UMC, Sanford
November 30 – Pastoral/Congregational Assessment Continue Reading→
June 16-18, 2016 – Annual Conference @ Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, NC
“I’m so glad you called!”
Lindsay Collins contacted the high school principal in her community and was greeted with an enthusiastic, “I’m so glad you called!” The principal was glad to set up a “C4C” meeting; however, she also had a request for Lindsay to consider prior to the meeting. Would Lindsay and the church family be willing to have a Bible study for the FCA? “Absolute!” was Lindsay’s reply and Pleasant Hill UMC is off and running with great enthusiasm for making a difference in their community.
Our educators are eager to partner with our church families for we have a common goal to support our students, educators and local communities. Please check out our Fairway District web site for “Congregations for Children” information http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/congregations-for-children-c4c/ and/or contact Elaine Lilliston (email@example.com) for assistance. Together, we can have a positive impact on the K-3 literacy rate, ensure basic needs and encourage support of our local public schools.
LOVE SERVES with New York Times Best-Selling Author Bob Goff – Sunday, November 15 – Saint Francis UMC, Cary –
Doors Open at 2:00 pm
Come be inspired by guest speaker Bob Goff (www.bobgoff.com) on Sunday, November 15, as he challenges us around our 2015 NC Conference SERVE theme. “I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter,” he says. The best-selling author of LOVE DOES, Bob is a down-to-earth speaker who encourages everyone to get to the “do” part of life. Choosing to live audaciously, Bob donates profits from Love Does to Restore International, a human rights nonprofit he founded, and to The Mentoring Project.
The free event is November 15 at Saint Francis UMC, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. A love offering supports “Imagine No Malaria.” Seating for 800 is available on a first-come basis – please carpool. Doors open at 2:00pm with a book signing starting at 2:15pm, Bob’s presentation at 3pm, and book signing until 4:30pm. For more information, go to https://nccumc.org/events/love-serves-with-nyt-best-selling-author-bob-goff/.
The Fairway District will host Dr. Marty Cauley for discussion about his recent book Dying to Go on Vacation on November 19 (10-11:30am) at Lemon Springs UMC, 7225 Lemon Springs Road, Sanford, NC. All clergy and interested laity are invited to join.
From the book: “What are you waiting for? Is there something you are putting off until tomorrow? What if suddenly all of your tomorrows were taken away? We are all dying, but we live like we have all the time in the world. Dying to go On Vacation is the inspirational retelling of my journey of faith after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. It is a humorous, and sometimes heart breaking, story of positively dealing with why bad things happen to good people and what to do when the world you were building seems to fall apart.”
For more information and to order the book, go to Amazon.