CM District Events
August 2, 2018
CHURCH CONFERENCE TRAININGS, FORMS AND ACCESS TO ARENA
Trainings will be held at the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Select a date and time that works best for you and your team. Sign-up for a training today.
- August 9: 10 am-12 pm or 1-3 pm
- August 14: 2-4 pm or 7-9 pm
- August 22: 10 am-12 pm or 1-3 pm
Please visit the Church Conference webpage to access the form templates, the Checklist, FAQs and more. Just a reminder that all forms need to be completed through Arena.
You can log into Arena which is located on the red ribbon at the top of the BWC webpage.
AUGUST 12: ATTEND THE UNITED TO LOVE RALLY
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is calling on all United Methodists to be present on Aug. 12 between 11 am and 3 pm on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for United to Love, a rally for love, peace and justice. Register now!
Interested in volunteering as a greeter, water runner, marshal or transportation coordinator? Attend the next volunteer training on Saturday, August 4 at Emmanuel Church from 9am-1pm. The address is 10755 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, MD.
AUGUST 16: GLEN MAR UMC SUMMER CONCERT
The Federal Brass of the U.S. Army Field Band will perform on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. This event is free.
The Federal Brass brings a unique and innovative approach to chamber music. Its signature style comes from its focus on new and original music and its members’ virtuosity and collective experience in big bands, jazz combos, rock bands, and orchestras – both symphony and studio.
Refreshments will be served and child care for preschool-age children and younger will be provided. For more information, visit www.glenmarumc.org/summerconcerts or call 410-465-4995 ext. 209.
AUGUST 15-16: MOMENTUM SCHOOL OF CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
School of Congregational Development (SCD) 2018 SPECIAL Online Teaching Event “Live” from San Diego, CA
The School of Congregational Development is a premier event for United Methodist leaders for equipping conference leaders, clergy, and laity to lead vital, dynamic, life-changing congregations.
- August 17 (in Spanish Only), Presenter: Pastor Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz
- August 18 (in English Only), Presenters: Genevieve Cavil-Harris, Cedrick Bridgeforth, Larry Hygh, Lynda Byrd.
Two Opportunities. Two Languages. Three Maryland Locations. Learn more and register.
AUGUST 19: YOUTH POOL PARTY
Youth Pool Party on Aug 19! Join with youth of the Baltimore-Washington Conference for an afternoon pool party at West River from 2-5 pm. All youth are welcome and encouraged to attend! The party is free to attend, but snacks and drinks to share are welcomed!
Registration is limited (due to pool capacity) and closes on Sunday, Aug 12. To register yourself or youth, visit Eventbrite.com.
SEPTEMBER 15: NETWORK FOR PASTORS WITH SMALL CONGREGATIONS
Pastors with a congregations of 100 or less in worship, there's a network you can connect with to exchange ideas. Contact Pastor Phillip Ayers at 301-751-3262 or to RSVP for the next meeting on September 15 from 10am-12pm at Howard Chapel, 1970 Long Corner Rd., Mount Airy, MD.
OCTOBER 26-27: RECALL SUMMIT
The reCall Summit is a time of brave conversations as the church explores racial justice and reconciliation on October 26-27 at the DoubleTree Hotel by the BWI Airport.
Featured speakers will include Jim Wallis of Sojourners and Marvin McMickle of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.
$129 registration rate before August 31. Click here to learn more and register.
DECEMBER 1: EVALUATIONS DUE
Each year United Methodist clergy and congregations are to engage in an assessment process for increased effectiveness. These evaluations—when done in a spirit of love and desire to align ministry and leaders more fully with God’s purposes—can be a powerful tool that helps everyone get (or stay) on the same page and work together toward excellence.
The evaluation forms you need are now available and the due date is December 1. Use the worksheets on the Resource page of the BWC website to collect the necessary information. You will need to complete the electronic forms in Arena.
DECEMBER 28-JANUARY 15: NEJ MISSION OF PEACE, PHILIPPINES
The Mission of Peace is a yearly journey of discovery and Shalom to nations in our global community sponsored by the Northeast Jurisdictional Council on Youth Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Each year, every Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in the Northeastern Jurisdiction may select up to four youth to share in this experience. On each MOP, participants worship in churches, meet youth in churches and civic organizations and share with people who have a similar longing for peace and understanding. These times have been the high points of each MOP experience.
Students interested in attending this year’s trip to the Philippines are required to raise $5200 to cover the cost of the trip. Applications and the first $500 are due to Cheryl Cook by August 15. For questions or more information, please contact Cheryl at or 410-309-3446.
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Contact Sophie Amer, 410-309-3493.
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