Connectional Calendar: October 2017

October 2017 - Nuevos Caminos

This month, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference will join in ministries that take them down new roads – nuevos caminos – during National Hispanic Month, as we travel into new ways of viewing leadership, church growth, creative expression, and working together in a diverse and every-changing world.

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, our spiritual ancestor, claimed a new way of looking at the church and gave birth to the Reformation. Today, we claim a spirit of innovation and justice as we take a new path to God – full of wonder, love and praise. We hope you’ll join us.

Oct. 1 - World Communion Sunday

To observe this special Sunday, whose offering enable United Methodist college students to change the world, see these online resources. Learn more.

Oct. 7 - NeoSoul Conference | Baltimore

ACT.  DRAW.  SPEAK.  CREATE.  DO: an arts conference for youth and youth ministers with nationally-known performers. For more information, contact Bresean Jenkins.

Oct. 7 – Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Worship

Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage with a special worship service, dinner and live Hispanic/Latino music. All are welcome! Te esperamos! Learn more.

Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 - Wonder, Love and Praise Study

Led by Rev. John Nupp, on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the BWC Mission Center, this new study is designed to engage United Methodists in exploring our ecclesiology, that is how we as United Methodists understand what it means to be the Church. Learn more.

Oct. 14 - Connectional Table

From 9 am. to noon, at the BWC Mission Center, the Connectional Table is a meeting of conference leaders led by Lay Leader Delores Martin.

Oct. 15 - Laity Sunday

Therefore, Go! with HOPE Through Hospitality is the theme of this year’s Laity Sunday. Learn more.

Oct. 15 – Installation of Baltimore Suburban District Superintendent

Rev. Ann LaPrade is installed as superintendent of the Baltimore Suburban District at 3 p.m. at Linden Heights UMC in Parkton. Learn more

Oct. 20-21 – ReCall Summit on Racial Justice and Multicultural Living

BWI Marriott Hotel, 1743 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum, $99; hotel registration is $119. Sponsored by the NEJ Multiethinic Center and the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Learn more and register.

Oct. 21 - Volunteers in Mission Leader Training & Early Response Team Refresher Training

UMVIM and ERT teams provide vital missional support in times of need. UMVIM volunteers go out in teams to do construction and spiritual formation projects for people and places in need. ERTs fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster:  to clean flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps, and otherwise help prevent further property damage while at the same time providing a caring, Christian presence.

Oct. 27 – Rev. Olu Brown speaks on the Future of the 21st Century Church

The Rev. Olu Brown, who leads one of the fastest growing churches in the denomination, shares thoughts on leadership at the BWC Mission Center in Fulton, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  $35. Learn more and register.

Oct. 28 – Olu Brown speaks on Future of the 21st Century Church

The Rev. Olu Brown, who leads one of the fastest growing churches in the denomination, shares thoughts on leadership from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jackson Chapel UMC in Frederick.  $35. Learn more and register.

Oct. 29 – Installation of Baltimore Metropolitan District Superintendent

Rev. Wanda Duckett is installed at superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District at 3 p.m. at Epworth Chapel in Baltimore. Learn more.

Oct. 31 - 500th anniversary of the Reformation

This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, remembering the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church doors in 1517, leading to the creation of the Protestant Church. See unique ways of observing the event at American University and explore resources from the Council of Bishops.


All Month Long

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

One in every four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. As an expression of faith, you’re invited to observe this special month by contributing to “Seeds of Security (SOS). This initiative, created by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, supports men and women seeking refuge from abusive relationships or marriages.

Learn more about domestic violence and faith

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15)

Seventeen percent of the U.S. population is Latino. This month we celebrate their presence and contributions.

Learn more about Hispanic-Latino Ministries in the Baltimore-Washington Conference

Administrative Calender

This month, Church Conferences are ongoing. Learn more.

This resource gives a complete overview of what happens when, in the day to day operations of the church.

Download An Administrative Review: A Year in the Life of the Church

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