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  • WEEKLY DIGEST: Week of August 24, 2014

    Aug. 29, 2014 The Digest is an easy way to catch up on all of the stories that have been published in the last week. Each story is linked to the original, and there is a short excerpt. You may want to share this digest on your church's website so that they know what has been happening in our conference and beyond.

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  • Christian Hip-hop Artist Tedashii to Headline GO ON Tour Events

    Aug. 29, 2014 October 11th at Davidson UMC is on the calendar.

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  • Mt. Shepherd Receives Gift of Bikes

    Aug. 27, 2014 A grant from the Caraway Velo Club has made possible the purchase of two new mountain bikes for Mount Shepherd Retreat Center. To encourage mountain biking as part of a healthy lifestyle CVC has donated two “like new” bikes as well.

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  • Church Vitality Offers Two Events in October

    Aug. 27, 2014 There will be two events to help revitalize your churches offered by the Church Vitality Team in early October: You've Launched-Now What? and The Domino Effect. Get more details below.

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  • Charlotte Churches Offer Learning Opportunities

    Aug. 26, 2014 Two Charlotte churches offering seminars/workshops this Fall:

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  1. September 2014
    1. 09/03/2014, 10:00am
      Healthcare Informational Session
    2. 09/03/2014, 2:00pm
      Healthcare Informational Session
    3. 09/04/2014, 8:30am
      Healthcare Informational Session
    4. 09/05/2014, 12:00pm to 09/07/2014, 12:00pm
      UMW Annual Meeting
    5. 09/08/2014, 1:00pm
      Healthcare Informational Session
    6. 09/11/2014, 9:30am
      Protecting Your People- Pfeiffer Series
    7. 09/11/2014, 10:00am
      Healthcare Informational Session
    8. 09/13/2014, 8:30am
      Camp Carolwood Body Mind & Spirit 5K 10K & Fun Run
    9. 09/14/2014, 12:00pm to 09/17/2014, 12:00pm
      Dr. Marcia McFee Worship Planning Retreat
    10. 09/14/2014, 2:30pm
      Healthcare Informational Session


Conference Blog

Three Friends Along the Way

By Jennifer Davis

Some of you may have read my April blog in which I tell the story of how “On My Way to Sixty…..I Lost My Mind!” It’s a much longer and more involved story than I can share in this forum but, as I told it again on yesterday, I had a new revelation.

The short version of the story is that one month before I turned 60 years of age, I was part of a yearlong leadership training class that required me to spend four night and five days in the Pisgah National Forest with the other participants. It was an Outward Bound adventure that was intended to focus on team building, trust, and leadership skills.

It was the only part of the yearlong training that was not optional and, in case no one has noticed, I am not an outdoor kind of girl. I wanted to be a part of that training so badly that I swallowed….well almost swallowed…my fear and off I went to the woods with 27 other people that I did not know. I truly thought I had lost my mind and I was convinced of that when we stepped off the vans into the middle of nowhere and told “girls to the right and boys to the left” if you needed to go to the bathroom.

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Church Matters

This video was featured during Saturday afternoon at the School of Congregational Development. This was also featured during Annual Conference during the Vision Report on Thursday afternoon. See other videos from Annual Conference on our YouTube Channel.

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