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(MOTHER / CHILD RETREATSeptember 12 14, 2014Camp Rockfish, Parkton, NC)SUMMER 2014 VOLUME 30 ISSUE 2

The 2014 Mother/child Retreat will be held at Camp Rockfish, September 12-14, 2014. This year will provide a wonderful opportunity for mothers and their children to enjoy a different experience at another United Methodist Conference Camp. Come and enjoy canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, swimming, skating, knee-boarding, tubing, hiking, and much, much more fun, such as the challenging high ropes, climbing tower and zip line. You do not want to miss this fun-filled weekend and all the excitement that come with this experience and.

The Great Outdoors

Archery, Ark (Lake Toys), Arts and Crafts, Campfires, Camp Store, Canoeing,

Climbing Tower/Zip Line, Creek Float, Drama, Environmental Education, Fishing

Group Challenge Course (teambuilding), Hay Rides, High Ropes, Mudwalk,

O.W.L.S (Outdoor Wilderness Living Skills), Skate Park, Sling-shots, Sports,

Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Tubing

The Sky is the Limit See you at Camp Rockfish!

226 Camp Rockfish Road, Parkton, NC 28371

Registration will be accepted through August 8th. Register early as campsite capacity is limited to 230 campers. Click for the form: http://nccumw.org/files/2014/03/2014-Mother-Child-Registration.pdf

Melba McCallum, MNO Coordinator, Mother/Child Retreat

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(MISSION uJuly 17 19, 2014Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC)

Spread the word!! Mission u will have EXCELLENT studies!! FABULOUS study leaders! SUPER participants! EXCITING Mission Encounters!!!

Make sure you reserve your spot so you wont miss out! All information and the registration form can be found on the North Carolina UMW website, under Mission u. (http://nccumw.org/missionu/)

Ill see YOU at MISSION u!!!!

Martha Caves

(LIMITLESS II EVENTAugust 2, 2014 : 9 am 3 pmMethodist Building, Garner, NC)Dean, Mission u

Look out North Carolina Conference! We are redefining tomorrow!

(FROM THE PRESIDENT LaNella Smith)Limitless was born in response to the call heard throughout United Methodist Women for more involvement by young women. Our Conference Limitless team members are ready to energize other young women in our conference. Our theme is centered on Esther 4:14 and her plight For such a time as this. The event will feature workshops for teens, college students, young adults and mentors. Each of the eight districts has been asked to send four representatives to the event but we will have a limited amount of space for those not sent by their districts. If you are in any of these groups, talk with your district president about being their representative to the event.

Can We Make It Happen In North Carolina?

Many of us rode the bus to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the Assembly. "Make It Happen" was the theme for National UMW Assembly held April 25-27, 2014. The North Carolina Conference was well represented at Assembly with over 100 women (and few men) in attendance. Steve Taylor, our Conference Mission Director led a workshop. Rev. Steve Hickle was there, promoting Stop Hunger Now. District Superintendent Randy Innes was also in attendance.

The biblical foundation for Assembly 2014 is the feeding of the 5,000 found in Mark 6:30-44. This scripture was the basis for the theme, "Make It Happen". The theme was powerfully expressed and experienced thru worship, singing, workshops and in the Experience Hall.

Assembly was an energizing event. My workshops were challenging; worship was inspiring; and the music was uplifting. On Saturday, we put our faith, hope and love into action as we marched for economic justice. Continued on page 3

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I encourage you to re-read the Mark 6:30-44 scripture and listen for what God is saying to you and about your work in United Methodist Women. These are some words of empowerment that I gleaned from my Assembly reflections on this scripture.

We have everything that we need!

When our resources are low and when we are tired, even then we should make it happen.

We need to find ways that we did not know were possible to walk with God in mission

Solutions are not always perfect. They may not come with a strategic plan and enough resources. Yet, we are called to make it happen.

God does not need our sacrifice. God is inviting us to a covenant life. God wants to unite us into His work.

Even when our gifts seem inadequate, God blesses them and makes the impossible possible.

Jesus in still saying to modern day disciples, "You do it. You Make it Happen".

Let "Make It Happen" be your guiding thought as you carry out mission in your local unit. Can we Make It Happen in North Carolina? With God's help we can!

(North Carolina Conference UMW leadership team members take part in the march. (Annette Wright and Martha Caves)) (Bishop Ward offered prayer for our bus ride to Kentucky.)

(FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT Sandra Creech Mendell)

Save the date for Annual Meeting: October 11, 2014 at Methodist University, Fayetteville

Preparations are under way.

Every evaluation from last years meeting was read and will be responded to as is feasible. Some things, such as the temperature of the auditorium, cannot be controlled so its always a good idea to bring a sweater. Last year the air conditioner had been turned off for the season, but some ladies were still cold. Walking around in the auditorium is necessary as people come to the stage when it is their time on the program. Last year the golf cart to transport those needing assistance did not show up due to a communication issue at the university. I received an apology for this mistake and have been assured that the golf carts will be there this year. But we did make do last year; a couple of us transported ladies in our personal cars.

Some expressed a desire to show what local units are doing in our local communities. I hope you will use this opportunity to share with the whole Conference what your unit is doing so that your mission will hopefully give others an idea of how they might improve their community. What do you need to do?

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First, communicate to me or your District President the desire to share your mission so I can reserve a table for you. Then prepare a description of what youve done with pictures or some other display, which doesnt have to be large - a four foot by four foot space would be fine. Finally, someone needs to be at the display to talk to those interested attendees. The display would need to be set up by 8:00 a.m. on the day of our Annual Meeting, October 11 in the lobby at Methodist University.

Annual Meeting will again begin with music starting at 9:15 a.m. and worship will start at 9:30 a.m. After worship and Communion, our business meeting and celebrations will begin. Again, we hope to have the meeting concluded by 3:00 p.m. Generally getting our lunch from the cafeteria was viewed positively last year; a concern was the need for more time. I will do my best to allow more time for lunch this year and will include a diagram of the cafeteria in the Program Book.

Please mark your calendar and send in your registrations. Again this year, on-site registration will be available but will cost more. A copy of the registration form is inserted in this KEDE (page 7) and will be available on the Conference website soon.

Looking forward to seeing you at Annual Meeting.

(FROM THE TREASURER Doris Wade)In the service of Christ, Sandra Creech Mendell, Conference Vice President

Greetings from the UMW National Assembly in Louisville, KY where 7,000 United Methodist Women gathered to Make It Happen.

Most of you are aware that each unit strives to become a Seven-Star Unit. Did you know that YOU can also become a Seven-Star Member? The requirements are the same.

One of the main items that prevent units and members from becoming a Seven-Star Unit/Member is the failure to purchase a Special Mission Recognition Pin. The Special Mission Recognition Pin (SMR) is a way of honoring a special person in your unit or your life. A basic pin only costs $40. You may purchase pins with special gems in them at additional costs. These pins may be presented at your meetings or given in a private way to honor the recipient.

Requirement for a Seven Star Unit/Member are to contribute to the following avenues of giving:

1 Pledge; 2 - Gift to Mission Cards; 3 - Gift in Memory Cards; 4 - Special Mission Recognition Pin; 5 - World Thank Offering; 6 - Penny & A Prayer; 7 - Candleburning.

Several years ago we had a missionary leave for Korea with only $88 in her pocket. She ventured out with a heart filled with love and faith. She trusted God and United Methodist Women to supply the money to support her mission. Show your support by becoming a Seven Star Member! Help put our Faith in Action! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

In last issue of KEDE, we featured the Penny & a Prayer Offering and Gift in Mission Cards. Remember to give your 2nd offering to Penny & A Prayer. This offering is in honor of Jeanne Rouse who began the offering. (See the history in the last issue) Since this is our 25th year (Silver Anniversary) of Penny & A Prayer, consider giving a quarter instead of a penny. After all, arent your prayers worth that?

Send a least one Gift in Mission Card per month (Minimum $5). There is a card for every occasion. Simply contact your treasurer for a card. If all members send one card a month, it will go far in helping to meet our Pledge to Mission. I CHALLENGE you to fund the work of United Methodist Women in the North Carolina Conference to women, children, and youth who are counting on YOU to help! Put your Faith, Hope, and Love in Action! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Doris Wade, Conference Treasurer

(TIDBITS FROM PROGRAM RESOURCES Annette Wright)Page 5

What better way to spend a summer day than to read a good book! We have several recommended books you can read for credit but are not available through the Mission Resource Center.

Education for Mission:

ST. MARKS AND THE SOCIAL GOSPEL:Methodist Women and Civil Rights inNewOrleans, 1895-1965 by Ellen Blue

ZIMBABWEBOUND: A WomansJourney Through Africa by Larita Killian

LeadershipDevelopment:

THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders by JamesM. Kouzes

Nurturing forCommunity:

BURY ME STANDING: The Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca

I SPEAK FORMYSELF: AmericanWomenon Being Muslim by Maria M.Ebrahimji

RED SKY IN THE MORNINGby Elizabeth Laird

SocialAction:

OUR GOD ISUNDOCUMENTED: Biblical Faith and Immigrant Justice byChedMyers

SocialGrowth:

NEW WINE, NEW WINESKINS: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations by F. Douglas Powe Jr.

LargePrint/Leadership/Development:

BEINGUNITED METHODIST: WhatIt Means, WhyIt Matters by J.Ellsworth Kalas

I invite you to read some of these great books and share what you have read through our mission cards. Many blessings and hopefully your unit or district will be one of the top three at either annual meeting or tour annual district meeting.

(FROM 39 & UNDER Tabitha Pate)Annette Wright, NCCUMWSPR

(Greetings, Many Mission Studies were cancelled due to inclement weather weve had throughout North Carolina this Spring. Thankfully, some are rescheduled and ready for registrationJune 7, 2014 (Saturday)- Corridor District Mission Studies at Epworth UMC, 3002 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC; 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.August 2, 2014(Saturday)- Corridor District Mission Studies - at least two of the new studies (How is it with Your Soul and The Church and People with Disabilities) will be taught. More information will follow.) (EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION Cathy Green) (He who was seated on the throne said, I am making everything new! Revelation 21:5 (NIV)Greetings Fellow UMW! Indeed He is making all things new and we are trusting in Him on this new path before us! I have exciting news to bring to you about the 39 & Under Event. We are in the process of planning a brand new event different in name and activities that are participated in. Our committee is hard at work getting information and planning in this new event. Keep your ears and eyes open for more news to come. Also, please pray for us as we meet, plan, and discern the will of God in this new venture! Blessing to All!!Tabitha Pate, NC Conference UMW39 & Under Coordinator)

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(KEDE BLURB JoAnn Stanford)

Arbor Day is in April, but any day can be a day to plant a tree. Consider this Green Fact from Green Church A single tree will absorb one tone of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. Shade provided by trees

can also reduce your air conditioning bill by ten to fifteen percent. Planting trees is one way to go carbon-neutral. This helps the Environment one of our Priority Issues.

Be sure to take the study The Church and People with Disabilities. It will open our eyes to many kinds of disabilities we dont normally consider disabilities and what we can do.

A Mission Encounter session will be Friday, July 18, 1:30 pm 4:30 pm during Mission u. There will be stations for you to write letters of advocacy to elected officials, write letters to active and/or retired missionaries, visit with residents at the NC Veterans Rest Home, and pack school kits. Again we will ask attendees to bring specific items for the school kits, but feel free to bring any supplies. Any extras will be distributed to agencies on our Project Sheet. Boxes will be provided for deposit of items as you register. Each district president and social action chair will receive information about what to bring so that they can share with the members.

Try to have a District Mission Encounter by visiting an agency for a hands-on event. Be sure to call and make the needed arrangements.

Remember kits, prayer shawls, etc. can be taken to any UMW Conference event to distributed in your local area. For credit on the Mission Today for, take at least three kits to an agency listed on the project sheet or to a conference event.

(FROM THE CHAIR OF NOMINATIONS Jean Haddock)Continue the theme of Assembly 2014 MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Greetings in the name of Jesus! As you identify your potential leaders for the next year, remember to:

*Undergird the entire process with prayer. Pray for discernment and for the women God has called to be prepared to say yes to the call to serve with UMW.

*Make sure you know the responsibilities of the positions you are filling. What meetings are expected to attend? What reports need to be done and when? Check the Handbook for job descriptions and have it in front of you as you make contact.

*Remember that if you are using or modifying the new pattern of leadership, or are unable to fill a slate, you can use task forces or temporary groups to Make it Happen for UMW. This can be helpful if you have women who have used tenure but still have skills and the desire to serve.

You are helping to invest in the future of UMW. Im praying for you all!

ASSEMBLY 2014: MAKE IT HAPPEN! in Louisville, KY

(Click below for more pictures from Assembly 2014https://www.flickr.com/photos/umwomen/14021300731/in/photostream/)SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT RETREAT at Pinehurst UMC

2014- Registration Form - Mother Child Retreat

Camp Rockfish - Sept. 12th, 13th & 14th

2014 Theme: "God Is Calling Us to Proclaim

Plan Ahead!! Come on down to Camp Rockfish for a great, fun-time weekend. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to bond and to spend quality time with your child (children). Registration begins at 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon. NO FRIDAY DINNER MEAL IS PROVIDED. You are on your own!!

Saturday Breakfast is served at 8:00 am. Saturday registration will begin at 8:45 am.

Teacher's introduction & instructions will begin at 9:15 am. Workshops start at 9:45 am. All registrations must be received by August 8, 2014. Forms received after this date will be honored only if space is available. Directions and a tentative agenda are on the reverse side.

The adult workshops are (choose only one workshop)

___ Personal Spiritual Growth ___ "God Is Calling Us to Proclaim"

___Challenge Course ___ Craft

Childrens workshops will include Bible lessons, games, crafts, singing, nature walks and preparation for the Sunday morning Worship Program. Saturday afternoon is free time for everyone. Activities available during Free Time: swimming, skating, kneeboarding, hay-riding, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, volleyball, soccer, nature trail hikes, high rope, climbing tower, Zip line and environmental education. After dinner we will have a gala ice cream social.

All campers should bring the following: Bibles, linens (Twin for bunks), blanket, towels, washcloths, soap, various personal items, swimsuits, flashlight, bug spray, rain wear, & coins for vending machines. The camp store will be open at various announced times.

Our Registrar is Betsy Westbrook. Please make your check payable to NC Conference UMW and mail registration form and check to: Betsy Westbrook, 823 Greenbrier Road, Kinston, NC 28501.

Camp time includes: Two nights, four meals & the Ice Cream Social.

No refunds after August 13th as we have to give the camp director a firm number.

For further information please contact: Dr. Melba McCallum, Membership Nurture & Outreach Coordinator:

PO Box 1781 - Rockingham, NC 28380, email- [email protected] - Telephone # 910-895-3344 or Betsy Westbrook, 252-527-3914.

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Rates: 2 nights + 4 meals - Children 5 thru 12 - $94.00 per person; adults - $94.00 per person

Children ages 3 & 4 - $25.00 per person - Eligible ages for Children to attend are 3 thru 12.

Name ___________________________________________E-mail _____________________________________________

Address__________________________________________________________Phone # ____________________________

Childs Name (M) (F) ______________________________________________________________ age______

Child's Name (M) (F) _______________________________________________________________ age______

Child's Name (M) (F) _______________________________________________________________ age______

I will arrive Friday pm @_______I will arrive Saturday am @_______

District_________________________ CHURCH______________________________________________

Handicapped or Special Needs_____________________________________ Amount enclosed ______________

Cabin mate desired __________________________________________________________________________ Churches who wish to room together should send in registration forms together.

Directions to: Camp Rockfish - Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center, 226 Camp Rockfish Rd.

Parkton, NC 28371

From I-95

From Exit 41, turn west towards Hope Mills. Follow this road (Main Street) until you reach Camden Road (Approximately 4 miles). Take a left, and follow this road until it ends at a T intersection at Davis Bridge Road (Approximately 6 miles). Turn left onto Davis Bridge Road, and you will see a Dollar General on your left with a dirt road just past it. Turn left onto this dirt road and drive through the gate. You have arrived at Camp Rockfish.

*** GPS address: 147 Davis Bridge Road, Raeford, NC 28376 ***

Mother Child Retreat - 2014

September 12th, Friday

4:00 - 9:30 pm Registration

6:00 - 7:30 pm Mother/Child fun and games

8:00 pm Campfire

September 13th, Saturday

8:00 am Breakfast in Dining Hall for all participants

8:45 am Registration

9:15 am Welcome, Introduction of Teachers & Directions & Questions

9:45 11:30 Childrens Workshops

10:00 11:30 Adult Workshops

12:30 LUNCH

1:30 5:30 Free Time swimming, skating, kneeboarding, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, volleyball, soccer, nature trail hikes, high rope, climbing tower, Zip line and environmental education.

4:00 5:30 Mother/child craft

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Hayride and all outdoor activities

7:30 - 8:30 Ice Cream Social, & all fun time activities

10:00 Quiet Time/Bed time

September 14th, Sunday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Devotions - Teachers & students give highlights of class.

10:00Dismissal

Name

Address

Email Phone #

Church District

Circle One:_____________UMW Member____

First-Time Attendee - Yes ___ No ___||

Age Level - (Circle One) 16-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60 and Up

Emergency Contact: ____________________________________________________________________

Official Delegate - Yes ____ No ____ (Circle your voting eligibility category.)

To be an Official Delegate:

1 Each local unit shall be represented by the President or a duly-elected alternate.

2 In addition each local unit may elect additional voting delegates as follows:

a. 50-100 members: One (1) additional delegate

b. Over 100 members: One (1) additional delegate per 100 members or major

fractions thereof

3

Jurisdiction team.

Child Care - Yes ___ No ___

Registration Fees and Lunch -------Make Check Payable to--------- NCCUMWEarly Registration Fee before August 15----------------------------$9.00

Registration Fee after August 15------------------------------ 10.00

Lunch------------------------------------------------------- $8.00

Total --------------------------------------------

Lunch cannot be reserved after October 1

Registration Fee Enclosed

On site registration--------------------------------$15.00Lunch availability after after October 1 not guaranteed.

Need golf cart ride to Berns Student Center for lunch: yes____ no_____

Submit registration form and check to:

Registration information only: 910-567-6619; cell 910-249-3679

Questions: Contact Sandra Creech Mendell at [email protected] or 919-778-0641.

Check in begins at Reaves Auditorium at 8:00 AM. Coffee available.

All lunches will be available at Berns Student Center cafeteria. Lay-out of cafeteria will be in program book.

Transportation will be available to take persons unable to walk over to the Berns Center for lunch. Please indicate

your need for transportation above.

39 and Under attendees will get their lunch and follow instructions as to where they will meet for lunch.

North Carolina Conference United Methodist Women 2014 Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:30 AM (Music begins at 9:15.)

Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311

____Female ____Male

Unit Officer ___ District Officer __ Conference Officer ____

Clergy ___ Deaconess ___ Missionary ___ Guest____

The rest of the voting body is composed of District and Conference Officers, Chairpersons of

Conference Committees, members of the Conference Committee on Nominations, nominees for

Conference offices, past Conference Presidents, past Conference Chairperson of Wesleyan Service

Guild and the following women residing within the Conference bounds: Deaconeses, retired

missionaries, and members of the national United Methodist Women directors and members of the

Joyce Herring, 1555 Watery Branch Road, Dunn, NC 28334

Child care must be pre-registered by September 19 by contacting Sandra Creech Mendell at

[email protected] or 919-778-0641.

Name

Address

Email Phone #

Church District

Circle One:_____________UMW Member____

First-Time Attendee - Yes ___ No ___||

Age Level - (Circle One) 16-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60 and Up

Emergency Contact: ____________________________________________________________________

Official Delegate - Yes ____ No ____(Circle your voting eligibility category.)

To be an Official Delegate:

1Each local unit shall be represented by the President or a duly-elected alternate.

2In addition each local unit may elect additional voting delegates as follows:

a. 50-100 members: One (1) additional delegate

b. Over 100 members: One (1) additional delegate per 100 members or major

fractions thereof

3

Jurisdiction team.

Child Care - Yes ___ No ___

Registration Fees and Lunch -------Make Check Payable to---------NCCUMW

Early Registration Fee before August 15----------------------------$9.00

Registration Fee after August 15------------------------------10.00

Lunch-------------------------------------------------------$8.00

Total --------------------------------------------

Lunch cannot be reserved after October 1

Registration Fee Enclosed

On site registration--------------------------------$15.00

Lunch availability after after October 1 not guaranteed.

Need golf cart ride to Berns Student Center for lunch: yes____ no_____

Submit registration form and check to:

Registration information only: 910-567-6619; cell 910-249-3679

Questions: Contact Sandra Creech Mendell at [email protected] or 919-778-0641.

Check in begins at Reaves Auditorium at 8:00 AM. Coffee

available.

All lunches will be available at Berns Student Center

cafeteria. Lay-out of cafeteria will be in program book.

Transportation will be available to take persons unable to

walk over to the Berns Center for lunch. Please indicate

your need for transportation above.

39 and Under attendees will get their lunch and

follow instructions as to where they will meet for lunch.

North Carolina Conference United Methodist Women 2014 Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:30 AM (Music begins at 9:15.)

Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311

____Female ____Male

Unit Officer ___ District Officer __ Conference Officer ____

Clergy ___ Deaconess ___ Missionary ___ Guest____

The rest of the voting body is composed of District and Conference Officers, Chairpersons of

Conference Committees, members of the Conference Committee on Nominations, nominees for

Conference offices, past Conference Presidents, past Conference Chairperson of Wesleyan Service

Guild and the following women residing within the Conference bounds: Deaconeses, retired

missionaries, and members of the national United Methodist Women directors and members of the

Joyce Herring, 1555 Watery Branch Road, Dunn, NC 28334

Child care must be pre-registered by September 19 by contacting Sandra Creech Mendell at

[email protected] or 919-778-0641.