AN District New.....UMC Buzz...... November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017


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Evaluation and Advisories

All clergy and congregational evaluations are due December 1, 2017. Evaluation are entered directly into the Arena Self Service Application using your Arena username and passwords.

Baltimore-Washington Conference Closing

The Conference Mission Center will be closed December 22- January 1, 2018 in observance of the Christmas and New Year.

Last day to Pay 2017 Apportionments

The last day to pay your 2017 apportionment is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Statistical Reports

Statistical Reports for the year ending December 31, 2017 are due January 14, 2018. The Annapolis District will be providing on December 11 at Nichols Bethel UMC and December 13 at Centenary UMC. Please register for Statistical Report training here.

2018 Leadership Day

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, we will welcome a recognized visionary leader in church revitalization, the Rev. Junius B. Dotson is the General Secretary (chief executive officer) of Discipleship Ministries, an international agency of The United Methodist Church.

As a leader who responds to challenges and opportunities in new and creative ways, Rev. Dotson believes that effective ministry is about training, developing, and empowering leaders to establish ministries that address the needs of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. 

Later that afternoon you will have the opportunity to attend administrative and mission-centered workshops where you will be able to choose TWO workshops to attend. Each workshop will be 90 minutes in length. The cost for this event is $50.00 and it includes a boxed lunch. A $10 discount is available to anyone who attends the full day session.

Deadline for registration is Saturday, February 3, 2018. NO Walk-ins, NO paper Registrations. Registration will open mid-November.

Lay Servant Academy (formerly School of Christian Growth)

The classes offered may be taken by anyone: member of a congregation, local church leader, or lay servant. All class offerings except Introduction to Lay Ministries: The Basic Course may be used as a re-certification class for lay servants. The cost of $35 per course.

You may attend classes outside of your district, based on your own needs. Registration will open mid-December.