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Deadline extended for Social Principles applicants

The deadline for applicants from U.S. jurisdictions who want to participate in consultations about revising the United Methodist Social Principles is now Dec. 15, 2014.

Epworth to offer retreat for grieving mothers

The three-day retreat for mothers who have lost children will be offered Nov. 7-9 at the United Methodist retreat in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Wesleyan Leadership Conference open for registration

The Wesleyan Leadership Conference is scheduled for Oct. 23-25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Cokesbury's Agora event set for October

The event in Nashville, Tenn., targets Christian educators interested in new ministry resources.

School shopping at UMCMarket.org benefits ministries

A percentage of the purchase price goes to local churches or United Methodist ministries designated by customers.

Workshop for emotional intelligence skills slated for October

The workshop focuses on emotional intelligence and human relations skills related to effective ministry.

National Hunger Action Month coming up; resources available

A number of national organizations, including Methodist-related Society of St. Andrew, recognize September as National Hunger Action Month and offer resources for churches to get involved.

UMC Health Survey to shape vision

The church's Global Health Initiative is seeking input through a two-phase survey process.

Lake Junaluska confirmation retreats open for registration

Three-day weekend retreats are available for church groups in March, April and November 2015.

Children's Home seeks back-to-school donations

Wesleyan Leadership Conference 2014 in October

The October 23-25, 2014, Wesleyan Leadership Conference will explore the meaning of the Baptismal Covenant, Baptismal living, and disciple-making in the Wesleyan tradition.

GBOD offers back-to-school resources

A collection of back-to-school resources to help congregations and families prepare for the new school year – from prayers and litanies to articles about bullying – are now available at the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) website.

Workshop on Integrating New Ideas & Elements of Worship slated for October

Worship terms and styles shift quickly these days. Postmodern, Emergent, Taize', Traditional, Seeker, Praise… What do these terms mean? Do they really help define us? Can they enhance our ability to reach people in worship?

Churches urged to prepare
for World Communion Sunday

Resources are available for this special celebration, slated for Oct. 5.

Native American youth leadership retreat
set for Pennsylvania

Native Americans in seventh grade through high school age are invited to attend a four-day training event at Gretna Glen Christian camp. Registration is $70.

Junaluska Intentional Growth Center offers opportunities

The Intentional Growth Center at Lake Junaluska, a continuing education center for clergy and laity, announces programs for the fall.

Council seeking submissions for "weWorship" e-book

Youth and young adults are invited to sumbit faith stories for the project.

UMC Giving website offers connectional giving resources

Mobility ministry seeks help to meet goal

PET Florida, a ministry founded by missionaries in Penney Farms, is seeking donations and volunteer help to supply 700 mobility units to people in need.

Adam Hamilton to discuss his new book in Orlando

On April 24, the pastor of the largest United Methodist church in the U.S. will lead a discussion based on "Making Sense of the Bible."

SCD offers racial ethnic scholarships

For the 2014 School of Congregational Development there will be a limited number of racial ethnic scholarships available for participants from racial/ethnic groups.

Church council urges Feb. 5 support for gun control

The National Council of Churches USA calls for a national religious call-in day to Congress urging new gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

Church council urges Feb. 5 support for gun control

The National Council of Churches USA calls for a national religious call-in day to Congress urging new gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

Global Disaster Management Conference coming up

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