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'Taking Church to the Community' conference set for Nov. 1

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is offerring early bird discounts until Oct. 6 for this one-day gathering.

Rethink Church to air hunger awareness video on Food Network

United Methodist Communications hopes churches will come up with their own anti-hunger campaigns as a result of the TV ad spots.

New ideas for a church fall festival

Use your fall festival to share the joy of being children of God with other people in your community.

Connectional Table live-stream talk about human sexuality set for Nov. 1

Applications for young adult Global Ministries missions due Oct. 15

The General Board of Global Ministries is offering service opportunities to adults ages 18 to 30 through its "Generation Transformation" program.

Friendly competition on tap
for UMC #Giving Tuesday

The online giving event that raised more than $6.5 million for missions and ministries last year is set for Dec. 2.

Social media help for World Communion Sunday

Whether you're a whiz at social media or just getting started, we've got an easy way for you to engage your congregation for World Communion Sunday.

Wesley Theological Seminary to host discernment events

The seminary in Washington announces events this fall for prospective students.

Free webinars for faith-building start Tuesday, Sept. 16

Free webinars on lay servant ministries, praying as a congregation and the meaning of Methodism are available, as well as a $10 session on using digital tools to combine the small-group approach with online activities.

World Communion Sunday slated for Oct. 5

United Methodists observe World Communion Sunday by celebrating communion with other Christians around the world on this special Sunday. Resources are available.

'Two Bubbas and a Bible' slated at Hinton Rural Life Center

Pastors known for their ecumenical lectionary series will discuss fresh takes on Advent and Christmas Oct. 27-29. Registration deadline is Oct. 17.

Bible historian James Fleming to conduct seminar

The Intentional Growth Center will host presentations by Dr. James Fleming Nov. 10-14 at Lake Junaluska, N.C.

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.

Lake Junaluska confirmation retreats open for registration

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

Churches urged to prepare
for World Communion Sunday

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

UMC Giving website offers connectional giving resources

Find resources for sermon starters, explanations about connectional giving, and more.

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.
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