District Laity Celebration

posted on January 07

Uwharrie District Laity Celebration and Training
Worship, Laity Service Award Recognitions, Workshops for church leaders and for creative ministries
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Pfeiffer University
1:30pm: Registration and Hands On Mission Project: SCHOOL KITS
2pm-3pm: Worship with guest preacher, The Rev. Dr. Arnetta Beverly
Worship musicians will be the Praise Band from Central UMC, Monroe
3-5:30pm: Workshops
Click to Register 
  • Small is the New Large (Rev. Mike and Carrol Harris) - learn how small churches can do meaningful, effective ministry
  • Community Meals 101 (Rev. Kris Mares and panel) - a panel discussion to learn from those who are hosting community meals
  • Safe Sanctuaries Training (Rev. Kelly Shrader)
  • Tour of the new WNCC Archives at Pfeiffer University w/Rev. Charlie Curtis (will take both workshop times and includes stairs-not handicap accessible)
  • How to Develop Gracious Accountability Groups in your Church (Rev. Stacey Lundy) - learn the history, important, and practical tips for how to begin these groups in your congregation
  • Praying in Color: Teaching Children (and Adults!) to Pray (Rev. Laura Auten) - explore teaching methods and experiences to help children and ourselves engage in a variety of prayer experiences
  • A Spirituality of Balance (Family, Work, and Church) for Laity (Rev. Johanna Miller) – explore spiritual practices to help us know and feel the presence of God in everyday, ordinary life
  • Planned Giving for Local Churches: Tapping the Philanthropist in the Pew (United Methodist Foundation)
  • Models for Cooperative Youth Ministry (Rev. Martha McDowell and Rev. Brad Hinton) – interactive workshop exploring the planning, challenges, and rewards of small churches working together for youth ministry
  • Enhancing Lay Servant Ministry in your Church- Dale McCoy
  • Church Legacy Initiative- Rev. Angela Hollar and Rev. Renee Easter
  • Experience for youth ages middle and high school, led by campus CEF Christians Engaged in Formation and the Frances Center for Servant Leadership (covers both workshops)

Hands on Mission Project - Because we "do better together," we ask that you please bring the supplies from the list below and join us in making UMCOR School Kits.
  • Rowan Missional Network· 24 box crayons
  • Lexington Missional Network · 12 inch Ruler
  • South Davidson Missional Network- spiral bound 1-subject notebooks
  • North Randolph M issional Network - blunt tip metal blade scissors
  • Ashboro Missional Network - loose leaf paper packages (100-200 count)
  • South Randolph Missional Network - hand held pencil sharpeners
  • North Stanly Missional Network· 2 i nch (or larger) erasers
  • South Stanly Missional Network· 2-gallon size resealable plastic bags
  • Anson-East Union Missional Network · unsharpened #2 pencils
  • Union Missional Network· spiral bound 1-subject notebooks

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