National Observance of Children’s Sabbath: Oct. 21-23. Children’s Sabbath, established by our UMC partner, the Children’s Defense Fund, offers ways for faith communities to celebrate children as gifts from God and provides… Read more
Save the Date for a Lay Pastors Conference: April 28-29, 2017. Bel Air UMC in nearby Bel Air, Md., will host a two-day Lay Pastors Ministry International Conference, featuring more than… Read more
Save the Date for a Lay Pastors Conference: April 28-29, 2017. Bel Air UMC in nearby Bel Air, Md., will host a two-day Lay Pastors Ministry International Conference, featuring more than 20 workshops. Questions? Contact Else Roland. Cost and other details are being determined, and an informational brochure is being produced.
Churches needing and meeting eligibility for Equitable Compensation Funds in 2017 must apply by the Oct. 16 deadline. Use the application on our website.
Black Methodists for Church Renewal’s Northeastern Jurisdiction Caucus will convene its 47th Annual Meeting, Oct. 7-8 at Wesley UMC in Worcester, Mass. The agenda will include election of officers, reports on accomplishments and goals, and updates on the 2016 General and NEJ conferences, including the latter’s election of two Ebony Bishops and its Call to Action resolution, which urges jurisdiction-wide efforts to combat racism. Both new bishops will speak to the caucus assembly. Register online for the NEJ BMCR meeting by Sept. 10. Contact NEJ BMCR Vice Coordinator Dr. Oscar Harrell II at 978-869-3073 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact the registrar, Larry McCrae, at 443-527-5822 or email@example.com.
The Northeast District and Bayada Hospice will partner together to present information about Care for the Dying and Bereaved: Helping You in End-of-life and Grief-related Ministries at Effort UMC on Saturday Oct. 8, from 9 AM to 1 PM. All are welcome; 4 CEUs are available. Bayada Hospice provides end-of-life care “with comfort, grace, and dignity” to patients who can remain at home. RSVP to: Effort UMC by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-629-1890.