December 21, 2011
Conference Center holiday closings: The conference center will be closed on Friday December 23, since Christmas Eve is Saturday, and Monday, December 26, since Christmas is Sunday. We will also be closed on Monday, January 2, because New Year's Day is a Sunday.
Board of Child Care Gifts:
Thank you all for your generosity to those children and teens living in the Board of Child Care facility in Baltimore. Here is the list of churches who gave gifts to the children:
Adams, pastor Mabel Smith
Asbury in Jessup, pastor Gay Green-Carden
Asbury Broadneck, pastor Steve Tillett
Baldwin Memorial, pastor Phil Tocknell
Bethel, pastor Ingrid Wang
Bowie, pastor Margaret Clemons
Calvary in Waldorf, pastor Rob Carter
Carters, pastor Mildred Holliday
Chews Memorial, pastor Brenda Mack
Clinton, pastor Dorothea Stroman
Community in Crofton, pastor Rebecca Iannicelli
Covenant Point-Lakeside Cooperative Parish, pastors Tony Love, Mandy Sayers
Dorsey Emmanuel/Wesley Chapel Charge, pastor Rick Oursler
Ebenezer, pastor Mark Venson
Edgewater, pastor Gerald Snyder
Faith in Pasadena, pastor John Taylor
Galesville, pastor Eunjong Joo
Hall, pastor Pat Allen
Indian Head, pastors Cindy and Jacques Banks
Magothy, pastor Reg Barss
Mt. Tabor, pastor Charles Simms
Mt. Zion on Bayard Road in Lothian, pastor Bill Herche
Mt. Zion in Pasadena, pastor Sonia King
Nichols-Bethel, pastor Ken Humbert
Pasadena, pastor Sherrin Marshall
Severna Park, pastor Jim Farmer
Sollers, pastor Richard Lindsay
Statistical Reports: The statistical reports are now open so you may begin entering information. To access information on the BWC website in regard to the reporting requirements and needs for this year, click here. To directly access the GCFA statistical report on the Ezra site, click here. Rember the due date is January 17, 2012. Contact the regional office if you still have questions after reviewing the material on the websites above. Also, you will be able to receive one on one assistance at the conference center on January 10 from 9 to 11 and on January 13 from 9 to 1. No appointments are needed, just walk in, let the front desk person know why you are here and we will be contacted.
IRS mileage rate for 2012 is: $0.555
Don't forget to double check that all charge conference forms have been submitted as approved by charge conference vote. All compensation forms have been submitted, but we want to make sure that ministry to disciples, lay speaker vote form, CLM vote form, and candidates for ministry are also submitted. All other forms did not require a vote and may have been submitted prior to the meeting.
Evaluation (self, pastoral ministry, and congregation) were due on December 1. Make sure those forms are also submitted, please.
General Inclement Weather Policy/Holidays
The BWC Conference Mission Center will follow the inclement weather schedule of Howard Community College regarding during periods of snow and ice. If you are in a Discipler Group, the guide will be contacting you via a telephone tree if the meeting is canceled due to weather.