October 17 – (9:30am until 12noon) District UMW Annual Meeting @ Brown’s Chapel UMC, Pittsboro
October 24 – (9:00am until 5:00pm) Fall LSM Courses @ Smyrna UMC, Robbins
October 25 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 3:00-4:30pm @ Lillington UMC
November 1 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 2:30pm – 4:00pm @ Morris Chapel UMC, Sanford
November 1 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ Mount Pleasant UMC, Pittsboro
November 8 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 2:30pm – 4:00pm @ Page Memorial UMC, Aberdeen
November 8 – Superlative Sunday (Cluster Charge Conferences), 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ Trinity UMC, Troy
November 15 – (3:00pm) Bob Goff @ Saint Francis UMC, Cary
November 19 – (10-11:30am) 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
Today is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER for
Lay Servant Ministries Classes
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 9:00am until 5:00pm
Smyrna UMC – 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins, NC
Registration Fee: $20.00 (includes snacks and lunch) + you will direct order your required course book at the link provided.
Please go to http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/lay-servant-ministry-fall-2015-classes/ for complete information and registration link.
Basic Course: Lay Servant Ministries
(Instructor will be Rev. David Woodhouse, pastor of Smyrna UMC in Robbins)
Required book: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course by Sandy/Brian Jackson
Advanced Course: Life Together in the UM Connection (UM Polity)
(Instructor will be Rev. Ray Broadwell, Fairway District Superintendent)
Required book: Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church by Thomas Edward Frank (If you would like this in an eBook you can choose this option: Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the UMC)
Advanced Course: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
(Instructor will be Rev. Linda Harris, Connectional Ministries of NC Conference)
Required book: Each One a Minister by William J. Carter
Fairway District UMW Annual Meeting and Local Officers Training (LOTS)
This combination meeting will be Saturday morning, October 17, at Brown’s Chapel UMC, 355 Chicken Bridge Road, Pittsboro. This day begins at 9:30 am and should conclude by 12 noon. Welcoming time includes light refreshments. For more information, contact Angela Crisp-Sears, Fairway District UMW President firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-545-0636. As always all women are invited, especially those who want to learn more about United Methodist Women.
The Fairway District will host Dr. Marty Cauley for discussion about his recent book Dying to Go on Vacation on November 19 (10:00 am – 11:30 am) 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.
“Teacher Workdays and Early Release Opportunities”
“Welcome Back” brunches, lunches and breakfasts have helped educators experience wonderful kick-off experiences in diverse communities throughout our Fairway District. In addition, local congregations are developing teams to express appreciation throughout the school year while supporting our students and educators during upcoming “early release” and/or “teacher workdays.” This is a wonderful way for congregations to share natural gifts of hospitality with our local public schools.
While some schools have well-developed PTAs and support systems, schools in more economically vulnerable areas often do not. We have schools within our district with fewer than 10 non-staff members of the local PTA. Churches are able to come alongside vulnerable communities and help provide the encouragement and example of saying “thank you” to those serving in our classrooms. Check out the Fairway District web site for ideas and/or contact Elaine Lilliston (email@example.com) to share what you are doing in your community to support 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 2:00pm
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 2:00 pm with a book signing starting at 2:15 pm, Bob’s presentation at 3:00 pm, and book signing until 4:30 pm. For more information, go to https://nccumc.org/events/love-serves-with-nyt-best-selling-author-bob-goff/.
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