2014 Ecumenical Prayer Calendar

This Prayer for Unity and monthly ecumenical prayer calendar include by name the judicatories and congregations that are members of the North Carolina Council of Churches and the names of their current leaders. Your prayers for reconciliation are invited for all Christian bodies in and beyond the state.

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A Prayer for Unity

Holy One, whose love has been poured into our hearts through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit,

and who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish far more than we can ask or imagine,

infuse us with a longing for reconciliation.

Help us maintain the unity of your Spirit in the bond of peace.

In these days when people and places are affected by strife and its threat, make us light to the world.

When we get tired and confused, take us by the hand and show us the way forward.

Help us transform barriers into bridges.

We remember especially this day [Insert name of judicatory or congregation and its leader]

We give thanks for the spiritual gifts These sisters and brothers in Christ share with all your people.

Remind us that these ministries are for your whole church in your whole world.

This we pray in the name of the One who calls us to be one,

Your Son our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Adapted from a prayer by The Rev. Dr. Diane C. Kessler, retired Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches.

January

 Second Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bishop William P. DeVeaux

 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2014

 Mars Hill Baptist Church
The Rev. Tommy Justus, Pastor

 February

Piedmont Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
The Rt. Rev. George E. Battle, Jr.
Presiding Bishop

Regional Synod of New York
Reformed Church in America
The Rev. Jon Norton, Executive Minister

Knollwood Baptist Church
Dr. Bob Setzer, Jr., Pastor

March

 Presbytery of Western North Carolina
Presbyterian Church (USA),
The Rev. Bobbi White, Executive Presbyter

Unity Fellowship Church Movement
Fourth Jurisdiction (South)
Bishop Tonyia Rawls, Prelate

Albemarle Conference of the Eastern NC Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Bishop Daryl Starnes

April

General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
The Rev. Haywood Gray
Executive Secretary and Treasurer

Presbytery of Charlotte
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Rev. Betty Meadows
Transitional General Presbyter

North Carolina Council of Churches
The Rev. George Reed, Executive Director

 May

 Seventh Episcopal District
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Bishop Marshall Gilmore
Presiding Bishop

Southern Conference
United Church of Christ
The Rev. Edward S. Davis
Conference Minister

 Myers Park Baptist Church
The Rev. Everett C. Goodwin, Interim Pastor

June

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina
The Rev. John M. Richardson
Regional Minister

 Metropolitan Community Churches
The Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, Moderator

 NC Alliance of Baptists
The Rev. John Kent, Secretary-Treasurer

Cape Fear Conference of the Eastern NC Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Bishop Louis Hunter, Sr.

July

Diocese of East Carolina
Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, Bishop Provisional

North Carolina Conference,
United Methodist Church
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward., Resident Bishop

Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
The Rev. Peter Carman, Pastor

August

Diocese of North Carolina
Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, Bishop

Presbytery of Coastal Carolina
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Reinhold, Executive Presbyter

 The Congregation at Duke Chapel
The Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg, Senior Pastor

 September

 Diocese of Western North Carolina, Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop

Presbytery of New Hope
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Rev. Ted Churn, Executive Presbyter

Wake Forest Baptist Church, Winston-Salem
The Rev. Susan Parker, Pastor

Central North Carolina Conference of the Eastern NC Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Bishop Kenneth Monroe 

October
North Carolina Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The Rev. Dr. Leonard Bolick, Bishop

Presbytery of Salem
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Rev. Sam Marshall, General Presbyter

Eastern Carolina District of the Virginia Mennonite Conference
Mennonite Church (USA)
The Rev. Duane Beck, Bishop

November

Southern Province
Moravian Church in America
The Rev. David Guthrie, President

Western North Carolina Conference
United Methodist Church
Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, Resident Bishop

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
The Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Pastor

December

North Carolina Yearly Meeting,
Religious Society of Friends (FUM)
Randy Quate, Superintendent

Watts Street Baptist Church
The Rev. Diane Hill
Minister with Adults

North Carolina Conference of the Eastern NC Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Bishop W. Darin Moore 

Rose Gurkin, Program Associate for Administration Rose Gurkin, Program Associate for Administration

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