The North Carolina Annual Conference Chapter of Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling United Methodists and Friends of NC, in association with Avent Ferry United Methodist Church and as part of Epworth United Methodist Church’s “Journeying Towards Justice” series, is sponsoring a weekend of discernment over human sexuality and where The United Methodist Church is headed with LGBT inclusion the weekend of January 26-27.
The first part, on Saturday, January 26th at Avent Ferry United Methodist Church, includes conversation on sexuality but also on the Way Forward (The United Methodist Church will meet in St Louis Feb 23-26 to decide on LGBT inclusion) and about to become part of the Reconciling Ministries Network. That is from 9 am-1 pm.
The second part, on Sunday, January 27th at 3 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church, will be about inclusive conversations around sexuality and gender identity conducted by Helen Ryde, the Southeastern Coordinator for Reconciling Ministries Network. She will also be leading the discussion on Saturday.
- Avent Ferry United Methodist Church, 2700 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
- Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707
MFSA NCC, the Reconciling United Methodists of NC, and the Conference Board of Church and Society are sponsoring an Inclusive Conversations event “The Gift of Our Sexuality and the Church’s Response” at Fifth Avenue UMC in Wilmington on Thursday night, January 24 beginning at 7:00.
The event will be a time for LGBTQ United Methodists to share their stories particularly about their relationship to the church. Not designed to discuss or debate A Way Forward, this will be a listening, sharing event with opportunity at its conclusion for questions. Everyone is invited.
Saturday, September 15th 2018, 10 am-1 pm
9 am-10 am check in time with light continental breakfast.
Conversations and education about the LGBTQ community, gender identity (pronouns) leading to decisions that The United Methodist Church will be making in St. Louis in late February about LGBTQ inclusiveness and the various plans that will be on the table.
Location: Avent Ferry United Methodist Church, 2700 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh NC 27606.
No charge for the event.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org and 919-606-5674.
Hosted by the North Carolina Conference chapter of Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling United Methodists and Friends NC
The North Carolina Annual Conference chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling United Methodists and Friends NC are proud to sponsor the fifth annual Gayle Felton Love Thy Neighbor Lunch on Friday, June 15th at 12 noon, at the Holiday Inn in Greenville.
Cost is $15 in advance and $17 at the door. For students: $10.00 and $12.50 at the door. You can register online at Eventbrite (tap below) or mail checks payable to MFSA NC, PO Box 18311, Raleigh NC 27619-8311.
There will be a communion service following the lunch.
It is paradox that the most powerful nation on earth and the richest is also the most unequal. By most measures, the United States leads the leading industrial democracies in economic inequality. Why is it that way? And does it have to be the way?
The United States, which also prides itself on being one of the most religious nations on the planet, is also one with some the highest poverty or people close to poverty.
The North Carolina Annual Conference chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action will explore these issues during our 10th Annual Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry - “Economic Inequality for All.” The purpose of the conference is not only to provide good information but also to inspire action and how people of faith can put their faith into action.
“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.” - Deuteronomy 24:14