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CM District News and Updates ~ Dec. 14, 2018

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Youth Moral Courage Award Deadline Approaching
As we draw closer to the deadline for the United to Love Youth Moral Courage Awards, will you help us to get the word out for youth who are courageously and faithfully doing good in the world (up to age 18) to apply? The deadline to apply is December 20 and all who submit an application will be recognized for their acts of faith.  Visit the BWC website for more information.

College Scholarships
The Baltimore-Washington Conference awards a variety of college scholarships.  The application process opens January 3, 2019 and closes March 7. 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.

Laity Discussion on A Way Forward (Laity)
Rev. Rod Miller will lead a discussion for laity on the Greater Washington and Central Maryland Districts on A Way Forward.  This event will be held at the Mission Center on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.   Attendees will have the opportunity to hear and discuss what is slated to take place at General Conference in February and provide resources for talking about the issues.  This session is open to all laity and pastors are also welcome to attend.  Register today.

Three Sexual Ethics and Boundary Trainings (Clergy and Laity)
These trainings are required for clergy (elders, deacons, licensed pastors, clergy from other denominations, extension ministers) and laity assigned to pastoral roles.  Lay staff from local churches or other conference leaders are encouraged to attend.   Each session will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The $35 registration fee will include lunch and .5 CEUs.  Requests for excusal are to be made in writing to Bishop Easterling by January 21.  Those who are excused from on-site attendance will be required to receive the training through viewing of a video presentation by March 1, 2019.  Select a date and reserve your seat today:

  • January 29 at Brook Hill UMC (8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD  21702) – register

  • January 30 at Arnolia UMC (1776 East Joppa Road, Parkville, MD  21234) – register  

  • January 31 at Westphalia UMC (9363 D'Arcy Road, Upper Marlboro, MD  20774) – register 

Bishop’s Lenten Day Apart (Clergy only)
February 20, 2019
, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  More details coming soon.

CMD Clergy Appreciation Dinner (Clergy only) 
DS JW Park is inviting clergy and their spouse or friend to be his guest at a festive Clergy Appreciation Dinner on February 28, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. at Saint John United Church, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia, MD 21044.  There will be music and live entertainment.  RSVP required, click HERE to register.

United to Love:  A Way Forward (Clergy and Laity)
On March 2, 2019, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bishop LaTrelle Easterling will lead the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference in a time of prayer and information sharing following the Special Session of General Conference.  Conference staff and leaders will gather at the Mission Center in Fulton and the event will be live streamed to sites around the conference.

Leadership Day – Washington Region (Clergy and Laity)

March 16, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  More details coming soon.


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