CM District Opportunities and Programs
December 2, 2017
BWC Scholarship Application
Once again, the Baltimore-Washington Conference will be awarding scholarships for qualified students currently attending college, as well as high school seniors who plan to attend college in the fall of 2018. The application process opens on January 3, 2018 and closes March 7, 2018.
A variety of scholarships are offered to fit the diverse needs of our students. To be considered for a scholarship, students must complete the full online application which includes uploading their current transcripts. In addition, the student must provide contact information for their pastor and one additional church reference. The pastor and reference will be contacted and asked to submit information on the student’s participation in the local church. The entire process will be done online for ease of the student, pastor, and reference.
For details about the individual scholarships or to apply for a scholarship, please visit www.bwcumc.org/administration/finance/local-church-resources/scholarships/.
Twice the Citizen - Serve God & Country as an Army Reserve Chaplain
Chaplain MAJ Tim Ippolito, a U.S. Army chaplain recruiter, would like to talk to you if you are interested in hearing about ministry opportunities as a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain. Serve your country part-time while serving your church full-time. Great benefits and awesome local ministry outreach available. Active duty full-time positions are also available.
- under age 47 (age waiver possible up to 49)
- Master's degree in theology 72 credits or more
- US Citizen or Green Card/Permanent Resident
Army Reserve Benefits
Drill pay, Base pay w/allowances when active for training or mission
May purchase low cost plans (approx. $47 for singles & $200 for families)
Collect at age 60 after 20 yrs of service
Full Use + Sports facilities, tax-free shopping, discount groceries/gasoline
Low cost Life Insurance, Uniform allowance
CH (MAJ) Timothy Ippolito
West Chaplain Recruiting Center
Network for Christian Educators
Anyone interested in learning more about Christian education ministries is encouraged to check out the work of Christians Engaged in Faith Formation, an organization of laity and clergy who work collaboratively to collect, create and share knowledge and experience, as well as to equip people of all ages to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. They meet the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon to share ideas on various topics in Christian Education. For more information, contact Erica Benjamin,
Hurricane Harvey Relief - How can you help?
Click here to learn more about the Baltimore-Washington Conference's efforts to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Member Care Program - Trainers/Resources Needed
Does your congregation have a thriving Member Care Program? Contact us if you or a representative from your Member Care team is willing to provide resources and/or training to other local churches in the Central Maryland District.
United Methodist Seminar Program
Acquire Hardware and Software at Reduced Prices - TechSoup.org
Click here to learn more about how TechSoup.org can help your church with it's I/T needs.
Download the flyer to share.
* TechSoup.org is not a BWC, GCFA, or UMC affiliated organization. Utilizing their services is at your discretion. *
UMCOR Sunday - All Year Long!
If celebrating UMCOR Sunday on March 26 was not possible for your congregation, you can celebrate at any time of the year. Choose a Sunday that better fits your church calendar and order resources for that time.
UMCOR's ability to respond is due to the generosity of United Methodist congregations and individuals around the world. Gifts to UMCOR Sunday underwrite UMCOR's costs of serving local churches in times of disaster. This helps keep the promise that 100 percent of every gift made to UMCOR projects goes directly to those in need. Please encourage your congregations to give on UMCOR Sunday.
Download resources for UMCOR Sunday: posters, bulletin inserts and worship materials are all available online. Enhance your UMCOR Sunday celebration with these print resources.
CCYM's STRESS LESS - Youth Helping Youth
The Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) youth have championed the cause of stress reduction in the lives of young people. The initiative is named STRESS LESS. The youth gathered information and resources to help other youth STRESS LESS, and compiled it on their CCYM Stress Less webpage.
The information available on the page is a combination of CCYM research and resources from the Board of Discipleship, Bullying.gov, Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center and documents written by CCYM youth and youth leaders from the districts and conference.