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Clergy and candidacy mentors to be trained Dec. 13

Conference-wide training will be offered to all clergy in full connection (including part-time local pastors who have completed the course of study) at Wesley UMC in Bethlehem on December 13, from 9 AM to 12 PM.

The UMC Book of Discipline requires that all clergy and candidacy mentors be trained and then retrained every four years. This three-hour open training suffices for both but requires advance registration. To register send an e-mail request to the Rev. Andy Krpata  right away. The training is free and offers .3 CEUs through the Board of Ordained Ministry.

Attendees should bring a wi-fi-enabled device (preferably one bigger than a cell phone) to use during the training. It will cover the basics of mentoring, the process of candidacy, and a preview of UMCares (United Methodist Candidacy and Record Entry System). If you are not already entered into the system, you will be by the conclusion of the training.

Who needs this training?

  • All mentors not trained or retrained in the past four years

  • All mentors assigned to a candidate who have not yet taken the training.

  • Any clergy who have been given access as a UMCares district administrator.

Wesley UMC is at 2540 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA Questions? Call Andy: 267-250-4912

2019 FAMLP / Local Pastors Retreat, May 5-7, 2019

Peninsula-Delaware And Eastern Pennsylvania Conferences
Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors
Annual Retreat, May 5-7, 2019

“Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety”
Camp Pecometh, 136 Bookers Wharf Road Centreville, MD 21617

  • Retreat Open to Associate Members, Local Pastors, Student Pastors, & Certified Lay Ministers
  • Receive CEU’s for attending
  • non-refundable deposit of $100.00 per person is due on or before January 2, 2019. non-refundable balance is due on or before February 4, 2019


  • Single Occupancy $380.00
  • Double Occupancy ~ $250.00 per person (Spouses: $250.00)

Register Online: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/FAMLP2019

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