Take the 50-day Challenge!

March 23, 2011

Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. invites leaders throughout the California-Nevada Annual Conference to join him in a season of preparation for Annual Conference Session, using Catch Fire in 50 Days: Joining the Movement of God's Mission in the World as our resource. The journey begins on Easter and ends at Pentecost.

"Through this daily guide, we will immerse ourselves in the story of the Church becoming a movement of grace transforming the world, and consider together what it means for us to do the same," wrote the bishop in his welcome letter, sent last week to clergy and lay members of ACS. "We are approaching the dawn of a new day among the churches and people of our Annual Conference. It is a day that will not be birthed by our plans and strategies and efforts, but by the gracious work of the Holy Spirit.
"Our work is a loving response to what God is doing in our midst. Catch Fire in 50 Days is an opportunity for us to pray and prepare for that new day when we as a Church become a movement again."
Are you up to the challenge?
Visit http://cnumc.org/catchfire and www.Facebook.com/catchfirein50 to read, reflect, and respond.
The study guide and sermon outlines are available to download in English and Korean. Worship slides are available to download, as well.
Available soon: Online pre-order forms, to get copies of the guide in book form. Cost will be $5 or less per copy (available after April 6).