This week’s article is a commercial, an advertisement and reminder, of several of the major things The Capital District will be doing this summer to better equip ourselves as disciples.
An ad or commercial is a great thing; it’s a preview of coming attractions. Please make a note of these; I’ll see you at most of them!
- ANNUAL CONFERENCE is June 14-16 in Greenville at The Greenville Convention Center. By now all the lay delegates and the clergy should have registered. If you have not, please do so today. Annual Conference is a celebration of who we are as disciples but it is also a major time of decision and mission-shaping choices.
- ANCHOR CHURCH MEETING: nearly 20 churches in our district are potential anchor churches, bases for launching new initiatives to reach others with the Good News. All of our congregations do that work, but these churches are uniquely situated to carry out that work. Lay representatives and clergy from each church will meet on Thursday evening, July 19, with Bishop Ward at The United Methodist Building in Garner from 7:00-8:30pm to talk about our unique work and role in shaping the outreach we make as United Methodists.
- AUGUST 1 – a classic pastors’ set-up meeting where we discuss the coming events of the conference year, where we will hear/review plans for charge conferences, and discuss all that is before us. From 10am-1:30pm at The United Methodist Building.
- SEPTEMBER 16 – The NC Conference makes “Mission In-site” available to every local church and its leaders. This service is a data driven “picture” of the communities around our churches; the goal is that we use this resource to truly plan our ministries to reach those around us. But, truth be told, the data is overwhelming and lots of folks don’t know what to do with all of it. This workshop from 3:00-5:30pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Garner is to train all of us in how to use this resource. We will have one of the national designers of this program as our teacher.
I share these dates so that you can plan to be present and incorporate them in the rest of your lives and ministries.
And I share them so that you can plan to enjoy—to be recreated—in the glory of the coming months.
God bless you and keep you.
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