Washington East News & Updates 2_22_2018

February 22, 2018

Engage in Mission

Interested in becoming a short-term missionary? Look for Emergency Response Team or Volunteers in Mission trips to join or Post your Early Response Team or Volunteers in Mission trips for people to join.

 End Hunger: The United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, in partnership with the Society of St. Andrew, have two opportunities to help end hunger in our area by unloading, breaking down and delivering bags of potatoes: March 24, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Oakdale Emory UMC, 3425 Emory Church Road in Olney. Contact Richard Campbell for more information.

UMM Annual Prayer Breakfast: The United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference will hold its annual Prayer Breakfast Saturday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m., at Mt. Olive UMC, 5115 Old Court Road in Randallstown. The theme of the morning is "Kingdom Minded Men," based on Luke 2:31. Tickets will be available soon for District UMM presidents or online for a $20 donation per person. Contact UMM president Hampton Conway for more information. 

Five Things Your Visitors are Thinking But Won't Ask

A workshop led by Jason Moore of Midnight Oil, will be held Friday, March 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the BWC Mission Center in Fulton, and on Saturday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nichols Bethel UMC in Odenton. Moore will help identify what the most pressing issues are for new visitors and how to address them with easy to implement ideas and systematic steps. Clergy can receive .5 CEUs. The cost, which includes lunch, is $35. Register for the Mission Center event. Register for the Nichols Bethel event

Fund Balance Reports 

Local Church Fund Balance Report (Audit): Word | PDF | Excel
This audit needs to be in your District Superintendent’s office by June 30. If you need further assistance, please  .

Baltimore-Washington Retreat and Camping Ministry Seeks Summer Ministry Leaders

Camp and Retreat Ministries is passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ by creating intentional Christian community through which campers have fun learning about their own gifts and skills, making new friends, and spending time with God! Do you know an enthusiastic leader who loves sharing Jesus’ love with children and youth in creative ways? Do you know a young adult who would thrive in an outdoor ministry setting this summer? We want to help young adults grow as spiritual leaders while learning about their own giftedness and call.  We need Program Staff who we train in skills like high ropes and water sports as well as age and faith development. Manidokan and West River are also looking for people with specific skills to be a Program Director, Sailing Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Cook, Kitchen Assistant, Nurse and Driver. A camp nurse must be an RN, LPN, or CNP and able to be onsite from mid-June through early August. Cooks and van driver must be at least 21 years old and have experience in their respective area of work. To learn more or fill out an application go to:

Summer Program Director

This very special position brings together the gifts of one very talented, creative, organized, enthusiastic team player who is 21 or older and loves kids, Jesus and the beauty of creation with a team of paid staff and volunteers. Some camp or related experience required. This could a be perfect position for a teacher, grad student, seminarian, or other adult who would enjoy the leadership of pulling together an awesome week of camp for between 60-120 campers per week. With a weekly stipend of $430, personal housing, and scrumptious 3 meals a day, is this the position for you? You would receive training in low ropes, high ropes, zipline, lifeguarding, archery, and rivercrafts as well as policies and practices of child development and safety. June -August 2018. To learn more, contact Director, Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads, Or fill out an application by going to:


Summer Camp Nurse

When campers are healthy and safe in the summer, they can get even more from the camp experience. Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center is looking for an RN, LPN or CRNP, who is able to practice in Maryland, to join our 2018 Summer Staff. Manidokan has 426 acres of rolling hills, hiking trails, and forest. We are adjacent to the Potomac River where we take rafting and canoe trips. We have low ropes, high ropes, and ziplines on site. We can house 120 campers plus staff weekly. Tasks include reviewing health forms, distributing medicine, performing first aid, diagnosing and advising on other medical needs, being on call from Sunday afternoon through Friday evening, and loving kids by treating them with care and respect. In addition to weekly $500 stipend, we provide private housing that can include space for your children who can join in some camp events and all meals Monday-Friday. Preferred arrival close to June 13 and continue until August 10, 2018. To learn more, contact Director, Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads, Or fill out an application by going to:

Joseph Biggans Feb 22, 2018 2:35pm

Is there an area where an older adult could assist at West River in the summer, even if just part-time? I'm almost 67 and overweight but can read, teach, etc. I'm open minded and I have discussed with wife, she thinks it may be there much but I feel like I'm called to share the gospel. I'm trying to get a lay shepherding program started at Olivet UMC in Lusby and want to do more if possible.