"What's Going On?" Charting the Course Through Treacherous Waters
It's time to register for the Southeastern Jurisdiction BMCR 52nd Annual Meeting, October 28-30, 2021, Columbia, SC, Double Tree by Hilton Columbia.
View/download the REGISTRATION PACKET here. It contains the following: 1) Hotel registration link/phone no. and hotel rates; 2) Meeting registration form/link and registration fees; 3) Ads and patrons information sheet; 4) Exhibitor registration form.
Register Online: https://goo.gl/RxQpcW
OR download the registration packet.
Early Bird Registration has been extended until September 4, 2021 (post mark date) the cost is 225.00.
Regular registration is from September 5, 2021 until October 9, 2021 at a cost of 250.00.
After October 9, 2021 you may register onsite at a rate of 275.00.
Topics covered will include: General Conference Updates; Mid-term Elections; Plans for Church Separation; State of the Black Church.
Grants Available for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries
NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 13, 2021/Discipleship Ministries/ – Grants up to $10,000 will be available this fall from Discipleship Ministries to strengthen leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation in ethnic local United Methodist churches.
The application deadline for Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) grants is Sept. 1. More on how to apply, who to contact, etc.
Other grant opportunities --
The Charles Barnes Endowment Fund was established for the sole purpose of addressing the issue of adequate funding for church growth and development.
North Georgia Conference Grants are available for various areas including medical support, housing and homelessness, peace with justice, and bricks-and-mortar for small rural churches.
Leadership body invites church to vision work
By Heather Hahn
April 22, 2021 | UM News
The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai addresses the Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland, Ore., in 2016. Bigham-Tsai is chief connectional ministries officer for the United Methodist Connectional Table, which unanimously approved plans to host conversations around the globe about the church’s vision and mission. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
The Connectional Table wants more United Methodists to have a place at the table.
On April 22, the denomination-wide leadership body unanimously approved a proposal to use the next year to host conversations around the globe about the future United Methodist Church. More of article...
Click here for the proposal
By John W. Coleman
March 26, 2021 | UM News
Co-authors of the book “I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist” join in a panel discussion during an online meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal. Clockwise from upper left are: the Revs. Rudy Rasmus, Tori Butler and Erin Beasley. Screenshot via Zoom.
One pandemic kept The United Methodist Church’s black caucus separated for its first-ever virtual membership meeting, March 19-20. More...
March 24, 2021
Southeastern Jurisdiction 52nd Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC
Oct. 28-30, 2021
General Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Sat., Nov. 6, 10 AM
General Conference postponed until
Aug. 20-Sept. 6, 2022 More...
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