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  • Cabinet and Conference Staff Meet and Serve at Hinton Rural Life Center

    Oct. 21, 2014 Bishop Goodpaster, the eight superintendents and a large number of the Conference Staff are all at Hinton Rural Life Center this week. Each day will include cabinet and staff business, and service and ministry in the community.

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  • Early Warning Proposed for General Conference Legislation

    Oct. 21, 2014 What if General Conference delegates could get a heads up that legislation might be in trouble without waiting for a Judicial Council ruling? That is one aim of the Advance Legislative Research Panel proposed by the Commission on General Conference, which met at Lake Junaluska last week.

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  • What's Lay Servant Ministries?

    Oct. 20, 2014 Laity Sunday was yesterday in many United Methodist Churches. There may have even been some mentions of "Lay Servant Ministries" in your local church. What does that mean? [Video included from "Chuck Knows Church"]

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  • WEEKLY DIGEST: Week of October 12, 2014

    Oct. 17, 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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  • Seminary Farm Combines Theology and Ecology

    Oct. 17, 2014 United Methodists embrace the idea that spiritual and physical health are closely related. Methodist Theological School in Ohio offers ecology based degree programs centered around the certified organic farm on campus. [Video]

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  1. October 2014
    1. 10/25/2014, 9:00am
      Mission Jubilee '14
    2. 10/26/2014, 11:00am to 10/28/2014, 7:00pm
      Finch Preaching Mission
    3. 10/26/2014, 2:30pm
      Conversation about the Future of The United Methodist Church
    4. 10/27/2014, 12:00pm to 10/29/2014, 12:00pm
      PREACHING THE INCARNATION: Exploring the Revised Common Lectionary Texts for Advent & Christmas
    5. 10/29/2014, 11:00am
      Caring for the Minister’s Soul and the Soul of the Congregation
  1. November 2014
    1. 11/01/2014, 8:00am to 10:15am
      Men's Summit- Stop Sex Trafficking
    2. 11/06/2014, 8:00am to 11/07/2014, 2:15pm
      Through the Eyes of a Child 2014- Weekday Childcare Workshop
    3. 11/07/2014, 12:00pm to 11/08/2014, 5:00pm
      PAUMCS Fall Retreat
    4. 11/09/2014, 2:30pm
      Conversation about the Future of The United Methodist Church
    5. 11/09/2014, 5:00pm to 11/11/2014, 3:00pm
      Almost Advent Retreat


Conference Blog

Church IRL

by Melissa McGill

In recent weeks, you may have seen a video called “Can We Autocorrect Humanity?”making the rounds on social media. If you haven’t seen it, take a few minutes to watch now:

The premise of the video is that our preoccupation with our phones is making us lose touch with the world and people around us, “measuring self worth by numbers of followers and likes.” As I saw this video popping up on my various news feeds and emailed to my inbox, I understand why it resonates so deeply with my generation. I’m a just-barely millennial and a church communicator which means I struggle with this on a daily basis, both personally and professionally.

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Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

This video has been making the rounds on social media. Read Melissa McGill's post on the Conference Blog this week: "Church IRL"

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