District gatherings are scheduled for laity and clergy to meet with Bishop Hope Morgan Ward. The gatherings will focus on the 2013–2014 North Carolina Conference theme: “From Strength to Strength: Thrive!”
Laity who serve as leaders in local churches are urged to attend along with clergy as we think together about questions such as: How do lay and clergy thrive in discipleship and leadership of congregations? How do congregations thrive in mission and ministry? How can we pray, think and work toward the thriving of all people and of the whole creation?
The first gathering will be held in the Capital District on Aug. 11. Click on District Dates for gathering locations. To register, go to the District webpage. If clergy and laity in one district cannot be present for their district meeting, feel free to attend another district meeting. All gatherings will be on Sundays from 3–5 p.m.
Aug. 11 – Centenary UMC, 140 E. Market St., Smithfield, NC 27577
Sept. 8 – First UMC, 201 South Road St., Elizabeth City, NC 27907
Sept. 15 – Garber UMC, 4201 Country Club Rd, New Bern, NC 28562
Sept. 22 – St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St., Sanford, NC 27312
Sept. 29 – Louisburg UMC, 402 North Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549
Oct. 6 – First UMC, 208 Sampson St., Clinton, NC 28328
Oct. 20 – Chestnut Street UMC, 200 East 8th St., Lumberton, NC 28358
Oct. 27 – First UMC, 1630 Westbrook Avenue, Elon, NC 27244