FINCH PREACHING MISSION 2021
is proud to announce
BISHOP KEN CARTER
as our mission preacher!
Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. is resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference, providing pastoral and administrative leadership to over 1000 congregations. He comes to our conference from serving as bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Where he gave pastoral and administrative leadership to over 800 congregations in an episcopal area that stretches from Tallahassee and Jacksonville to Miami and the Keys. He was elected to the episcopacy in 2012, following a ministry of almost thirty years in Western North Carolina, twenty-nine as a local church pastor. Bishop Carter is the recent past-president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, and he was one of three moderators of The Commission on a Way Forward. He is a prolific writer and has authored of a number of books. His great hope for the church is that she will rediscover an orthodox Christian faith which offers the radically inclusive grace of God to all people, and at the same time calls every follower of Jesus to inner holiness, missional compassion and hopeful witness. He travels extensively preaching in local churches and encouraging lay and clergy leaders.
October 24-26, 2021
BISHOP KEN CARTER
Sunday, October 24
10:00 AM R.L Pope Sunday School Class led by Bishop Carter (All are Invited)
11:00 AM Finch Preaching Mission Begins with Bishop Carter preaching at Morning Worship (Note that there is no worship service at 8:50 AM)
7:00 PM Evening Worship Service with Bishop Carter preaching
Monday, October 25
7:00 PM Third Worship Service with Bishop Carter preaching
8:00 PM Reception & Book Signing
Tuesday, October 26
7:00 PM Final Worship Service of the 2021 Finch Preaching Mission
The original Finch Preaching Mission Benefactors, Doak & Agnes Finch, desired that the Finch Preaching Mission be ecumenical in nature and open to the entire community. Invite your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members to be a part of this year’s preaching mission.
A nursery with trained, adult workers will be provided for each service. The nursery is entered at the rear of the building near the breezeway. We are a “safe Sanctuaries” church, which means that we have a child care policy and all of our nursery workers have be trained and screened.
Each night the offering will be collected and donated to Cooperative Community Ministries, a local, ecumenical ministry committed to serving the needs of the Thomasville community.