AN District New.....UMC Buzz...... July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

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New this Week


2017 Church Conference training's will be held on August 2, 2017 at Cedar Grove UMC and August 3, 2017 at Hall UMC.  There will be two trainings held at each location.  The first training is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and the second training is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  We encourage churches to send at least two representatives as we will provide a tutorial on the new platform scheduled to launch on August 1, 2017.


Please note that the trainings are free of charge and we are encouraging all churches to send their administrators and/or persons that assist with the completion and submittal of documents. To RSVP/Register please visit the Baltimore Washington Conference website or click here.  


If you have any questions, feel free to contact your Annapolis District Administrator, Willine Kamara at .



Farewell Celebration: You are invited to celebrate the retirement of Andy Thornton, the BWC's director of Camping and Retreat Ministries Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 1 p.m., at West River Center, Chalk Point Road in West River. Learn more about parking, the chocolate chip cookie contest, creating a farewell video and RSVP at . 


United Methodist Church Handbook: The new United Methodist Church Handbook (for the 2017-1010 quadrennium) is free from United Methodist Communications. It is packed with denominational details, beliefs, history and contact information. Learn more.

Continuing Highlights 




The BWC's Early Childhood Educators Conference will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, from 7:30 am. to  3 p.m. at St. Andrew's UMC, 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. The theme of the conference, is "Shaping Hearts and Changing Lives." The cost is $55. Learn more and register


The Foundation for Evangelism recognizes one clergy person each year as the Distinguished Evangelist of the Year for The United Methodist Church. The award comes with a grant for future ministries. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 15. Learn more and download a nominations form at Foundation for 


Save the Date: The Fifth Annual Emancipation Day 5K Run/Walk & Fun Walk for Diabetes

     When: Saturday, September 2, 2017

     Time: 8:00 a.m. Rain or Shine

     Location: McCullough Field & 8th Street, Laurel, MD

     Cost: $25


To benefit University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology Midtown.

If interested please register here.

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