Summer Reading Group
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
by Barbara Brown Taylor
Monday, August 19, 7 pm, OR
Tuesday, August 20, 10 am
You are invited to our Summer Reading Group as we take a look at our final book of the summer, Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor. The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. Contact the church office for more information at email@example.com.
Discussions take place in the Youth Center.
You are invited to our
BBQ Fundraiser planning meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, Conference Room
The BBQ dinner will be held Friday, October 11, 3:30 to 7:00 p.m., and we are looking for volunteers. A portion of the sales will be donated to Rise Against Hunger. Please contact Ken Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 645-7173 with any questions you may have, or to find out how you may volunteer.
From the Bishop
Dear United Methodist friends,
Grace and peace to you as the General Conference concludes the Called Session. The Session was tumultuous, demonstrating the difficult intersections of Biblical interpretation, contextual ministry and the global nature of our church. The Traditional Plan was affirmed by 53% of General Conference delegates with strong support from conservative regions of the global church.
It will take some time to accurately share all the implications of the actions of the General Conference. We will continue to follow Christ faithfully here in eastern North Carolina, welcoming all people into the loving embrace of our good and gracious God.
With gratitude for Christ’s ministry we share,
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward