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  • WEEKLY DIGEST: Week of April 13, 2014

    Apr. 18, 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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  • Conference for Christian Educators to be held in Nashville: Oct. 17 – 20, 2014

    Apr. 17, 2014 Christians Engaged in Faith Formation is hosting CEF2014: May the Circle be Unbroken, Friday – Monday, October 17 – 20, in Nashville. This is the premier conference for United Methodist Christian Educators and leaders in faith formation from other denominations.

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  • SpiritUs Opens Registration May 1

    Apr. 17, 2014 SpiritUs has set its 2014 dates for August 2-4 and 8-10. More information is on its way.

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  • Missional Network Fighting Hunger in Rockingham County

    Apr. 16, 2014 The Rockingham West UMC Missional Network is turning the tables on childhood hunger. They invite all to their event introducing the BackPack Program on Tuesday, April 22nd.

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  • The Importance of the Egg

    Apr. 16, 2014 (VIDEO) As you prepare for Easter in your congregation, some information you can use from the folks at the General Board of Discipleship.

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  1. April 2014
    1. 04/21/2014, 12:00pm to 04/25/2014, 12:00pm
      Cabinet Meeting
    2. 04/25/2014, 2:00pm to 04/27/2014, 12:00pm
      UM Men 34th Annual Spiritual Rally
    3. 04/26/2014, 9:00am to 11:30am
      UM Men - Spiritual Rally Mission Project
    4. 04/29/2014, 8:45am
      Day Together- Women in Ministry
    5. 04/30/2014, 6:30pm to 05/02/2014, 6:30pm
      Greensboro Cluster 6th Annual Revival
  1. May 2014
    1. 05/03/2014, 8:00am
      First Annual Cardboard Regatta Hosted by Camp Guilrock!
    2. 05/04/2014
      Native American Ministries Sunday
    3. 05/04/2014 to 05/07/2014
      United Methodist Clergywomen Leadership Seminar, May 5 - 7, 2014
    4. 05/05/2014, 2:45pm to 05/06/2014, 2:45pm
      School of the Spirit: Renewal and Formation For Clergy and Faith Leaders
    5. 05/06/2014, 2:00pm to 05/07/2014, 2:00pm
      Assurance MISSIO Experience


Conference Blog

Medlin' Around

By Bill Medlin

What do you say when you are preparing to retire, it is early in Holy Week, and you are the last in a group of DS “bloggers?” I could say that I’m so happy to have lived long enough to retire! But where does that leave Jesus?

Jesus lived 33 years…I am now 66. I am twice his age but haven’t yet begun to be productive in ministry like he was. He missed so much by dying so young, but he did it willingly. He didn’t want to. If there had been another way…..any other way… be the expiation for the sins of humanity, he would have certainly chosen it. He loved life and was as full of energy as anyone we have ever known. He laughed, and hugged, and cried…..just like the rest of us. He was fully human and he was fully divine, too! It’s hard to put those two together.

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Holy Saturday...The Exsultet

The Exsultet is an ancient prayer used at the Easter Vigil in many Christian churches on Holy Saturday. (Fast forward 3 minutes to the beginning of the prayer) After sundown on Saturday, the people of God gather for the first service of Easter in candlelight. Hear this ancient prayer sung at an Episcopal Church in Maryland. Read the text from The Book of Common Prayer.

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