Clergy and laity are invited to join us for a Lighthouse Congregation Workshop on June 7 (9 am - 3 pm) at Carlisle UMC.

Cost $10 towards lunch.

During this training we'll share some information about what we have learned through our work in the North Carolina Conference UMC, and ways that you can move towards intentional hospitality in your congregations.

This training will be presented by Rev. Laura Wittman, NCCUMC Staff and Rev. Dr. Kathleen E. Kind, SUSUMC Director of Connectional Ministries, who will share what is already set up in our Annual Conference to help those from disaffiliating churches. She will also share the process to become a Lighthouse Congregation and potential funding available for churches who take on this ministry in our conference.

Lighthouse Congregations are local churches committed to remaining United Methodist. In particular they offer intentional opportunities for worship, discipleship, mission, sacrament and pastoral care, with a focus on reaching those who have lost their home churches due to disaffiliation.  Learn more about Lighthouse Congregations