Regional News (Page 2)

Regional News (Page 2)

2017 Sharp Lecture–Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation

Please contact Dr. Rod Werline (rawerline@barton.edu) if you have any questions about this email. Dear Church, As many of you know, this year marks 500 years of the Protestant Reformation. The Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Lecture at Barton College will celebrate this historic anniversary with a lecture on Martin Luther on Monday, October 30, 7:00 pm, in the newly refurbished Howard Chapel. This year’s lecturer is Dr. Bill Leonard, the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. His lecture will be titled: “Luther and the Reformation: Captive to the Word.” This will be a wonderful educational opportunity for all of our churches and also a way to honor and celebrate our Protestant heritage. This event is free and open to everyone. A poster for the lecture is attached. We hope that you will join us that evening! Peace, Rod Werline ————————— Dr. Rodney A. Werline, PhD Professor of Religious Studies Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies Director, Barton College Center for Religious Studies Editor, Early Judaism and Its Literature (SBL) Barton College PO Box 5000 Wilson, NC   27893 (m) 336-508-4332…

School for Congregational Leadership – Fall 2017

The School of Congregational Leadership is pleased to share the fall course schedule. Courses offered are for clergy and laity and serve as a great refresher for those having already completed the Lay Academy. Please direct all questions and comments to Rev. Dr. Rodney Werline (rawerline@barton.edu).    …

Racial Equity Training for Clergy – Camp Caroline

All clergy are invited to attend the Racial Equity Training at Camp Caroline on August 25-26.  Note the Friday session will end around 10:00pm and Saturday session will begin at 8:30am.  You can download the registration form here. Remember that this is required once every three years for all clergy to maintain standing in North Carolina…

Racial Equity Events

The small number of registrations meant we have to cancel the Racial Equity events scheduled for Christmount August 18 – 19 and Chestnut Ridge September 10 – 12.    We have to have a minimum number of participants (40) in order to pay the trainers as well as provide a quality experience. The financial loss to the Region was greater than we can bear right now.  Next year as we plan events we may plan to have a training scheduled in a local congregation. The event at Camp Caroline is still going to happen as scheduled.  Note the Friday session will end around 10:00pm and Saturday session will begin at 8:30am. There is still the opportunity to register for the event at Camp Caroline Aug. 25 and 26.  You can download the registration form here. Remember that this is required once every three years for all clergy to maintain standing in North Carolina.…