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AN District News.....UMC Buzz...... June 14, 2018

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Annapolis District News


In preparing for how the church will address homosexuality, the Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, has launched Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward, encouraging every United Methodist to fast weekly and to pray daily. United Methodists are encouraged to: 

  1.    Engage in a weekly Wesleyan 24-hour fast from Thursday after dinner to Friday mid-afternoon. Those who have health situations causing food fasts to be un-advisable might consider fasting from social media, emails or another daily activity.  
  2. Pause and pray for our church's mission and way forward daily for four minutes from 2:23 through 2:26 p.m. or at another time. This is because the Special Session of General Conference will be held Feb. 23 through Feb. 26, 2019.  

There is a local church media kit with downloadable resources including logos, social media posts and bulletin inserts. Learn more. In addition, there is an online video from the Rev. Tom Berlin, who spoke about the Way Forward at The Annual Conference Session. Also read the Commission's covenant, which BWC churches are encouraged to use.


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   .



Please note that all churches in transition are to return their Pastor/SPRC Covenant in the district office no later than July 31, 2018


In Other News

The Annapolis District United Methodist Women of the Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Church is offering The Alice S. Anderson Bryant Scholarship.  Candidates can apply through a fillable pdf, so students can type everything in and then only need to sign it and have their pastors sign.  The deadline is July 1, 2018.  If you are interested, please contact Kim Walker at for your application.


New CLM Class applications now being accepted

Applications for the Certified Lay Minister Class of 2018-2020 are now being accepted. Learn more.  Prospective CLM students must consult with their pastor before beginning the process. The website contains information to be shared with your pastor and information about steps and deadlines that must be taken before you can register for the first class. This application process includes meeting with the pastor, the local SPRC, and the district superintendent before July 1. The next step will start in September and is a two-year commitment.


LAST CALL: Southern Region/Annapolis District Baseball Game Day

Our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Evan Young, invites the Southern Region/Annapolis District to the Bowie Baysox Stadium on Friday night, June 15, to enjoy a Bowie Baysox baseball game, and to fellowship with each other in a great, fun way.

Food items include: Grilled All-Beef Hamburgers, Grilled All-Beef Hot Dogs, Pulled Chicken Barbeque, Sliced Tomato, Lettuce, Onion & Pickles, I will choose two of the four options as a side item: Homemade Italian Pasta Salad, Country Baked Beans, Fresh Farmer’s Slaw or Homemade Macaroni & Cheese PLUS Kettle Chips, Fresh Chilled Watermelon and Ice Cream Cups.  The buffet opens at 6:35 PM, the game starts at 7:05 PM.

Tickets must be purchased through the BWC website. The price includes the game ticket and the picnic with Adult tickets priced at $30, and children under age 5 are priced at $10. The link to purchase tickets is: https://arenaweb.bwcumc.org/default.aspx?page=3452&event=3809.   One person will be able to purchase as many tickets as needed for a group.  Friday is game day, so if you would like to attend please purchase your tickets TONIGHT!

The address of the stadium is: 4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716

Any questions, please contact me at .

We look forward to this time of fellowship and entertainment