CM District Events
October 5, 2018
REVISED CHURCH CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Download the UPDATED church conference schedule (10/5/18) and the agenda. The updated schedule includes a later start time for church conferences held on Sunday afternoon. The new time is 2:30-4:30pm and has been changed to allow for additional commute time to your church conference site. The schedule also includes due dates for your church conference forms. Church conference forms are due 10 days prior to your church conference.
Please prepare and bring a set of your church conference forms to your church conference for the Presiding Elder's signature.
OCTOBER 11: PROMOTING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
The Howard County Coalition to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (HCCPIPV) is hosting "Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth" in recognition of Domestic Violence Month, Thursday, October 11, 4:30 pm, at the BWC Mission Center. Theodora T. Omagbemi, youth author of "True Keys to Friendship," and Heidi Griswold of HopeWorks, will be featured guests. Griswold will also facilitate the workshop. Youth from ages 5 years - 18 years are encouraged to attend. Refreshments and awards will be given. Register your children and youth groups as soon as possible, because space is limited. The dialogue session is geared towards students; but, parents, advocates, and youth leaders are encouraged to attend. Both sessions (elementary and secondary) will commence at the same time. Learn more and register.
OCTOBER 13: LOCUST UMC CELEBRATES 150 YEARS
Join Locust UMC members as they celebrate their 150th anniversary. The celebration includes a concert on October 13 at 3:30 pm featuring music by Mahalia Jackson and others. Download the flyer for more details.
OCTOBER 19-21: CONTEMPLATIVE PHOTO RETREAT
Photography can open up new ways of seeing and understanding God, the world, and our lives. Learn to take better pictures, integrate the power of photography into your spiritual life and church, and rediscover the sacred power of images. All skill levels are welcome - no matter if you are a cell-phone-ographer or a professional using a DSLR. The retreat is October 19-21 at Camp Manidokan, near Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Questions? Contact Alison Burdett. Learn more and register.
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. For more information, contact Jo Chesson at 800-492-2525, Ext. 490. To learn more about how you can address racism, visit the NEJ's Call to Action. Click here to learn more and register.
NOVEMBER 8-10: MINISTRY HATCHERY
Do you have an entrepreneurial idea for ministry, but you're not sure what to do? Could you use the wisdom of others to test-drive an idea that's missional innovation? Join us for the first BWC Ministry Hatchery, Thursday, November 8, starting at 3 p.m., through Saturday, November 10, at Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center. Registration is required. Learn more.
NOVEMBER 10: JEWELRY SHOW TO SUPPORT HOPEWORKS
Join Hopeworks of Howard County, a rape crisis and domestic violence center for a fundraiser. Most jewelry and scarves are priced at under $25 and would make great gifts and holiday presents. Invite your friends and neighbors to this fantastic sale featuring hundreds of items. Come out on Saturday, November 10, 9am-1pm to Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Admission is Free, $5 donation suggested. Get more details here.
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. For questions or more information, please contact Cheryl at or 410-309-3446.
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