CW District Events and Meeting Links

“To everything there is a season, And a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;  ... A time to weep, and a time to laugh; … A time to be sad, and a time to dance; … A time to hug, and a time not to hug ...”    — excerpt from Ecclesiastes 3

Here are some events happening in the New England Conference and Commonwealth West District 

(scroll down for more information about each event)

Schedule of Events

District Days on the Commonwealth West District

Bishop Devadhar's Upcoming  Visit to Commonwealth West District
All clergy and laity are invited and encourage to attend at least one of these  in-person event. Bishop Devadhar will join us in conversation, reflection, and discussion. Light refreshments will be available.
Thursday, October 27, 2022, UMC of Westford 6:30-8 pm 
Please use this link to  register in advance for October 27.

2022 One on One - Pastoral Conversations
DS Megan will start the yearly One on Ones - Pastoral Conversations with CW pastors, Extension Ministers and Deacons via Zoom starting August 15, 2022. If you have not chosen a date and time, please be watching your email for your assigned day & time. DS needs to have a digital copy of the Pastoral Conversation by August 10, 2022.
Also, please submit your annual Continuing Education Unit Form to report CEU credits per BOOM requirement. 
Thank you.

Parsonage Walkthroughs/Inspections
Parsonage walkthroughs that have not yet been completed will need to be done by the local church pastor, the SPRC’s chair, and trustee’s chair. This document needs to be filled out during the walkthrough and sent to DS Megan prior to the 2022 church conference. 

Fall of 2022 Church Conference
Sign-Up Genius for CW District Church Conferences went out July 21, 2022. There will be up to three church conferences on a Saturday or Sunday. The church conferences start on September 12th. Some of the weekend church conferences will have their SPRC meetings on a different day. Otherwise SPRC meets immediately before or after a church conference. DS Megan’s intention (if Covid allows for it) is to do the great majority of church conferences in person. If your congregation could do a weekday morning or afternoon church conference, please let DS Megan know. Otherwise, church conferences will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7 pm (SPRC at 6 pm). There will be a morning church conference on Saturdays, afternoon and evening church conferences on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a church conference immediately following worship on Sundays as well (depending on the timing of the service, it may not start until noon). Your congregation may need to have a church conference led by an elder other than your District Superintendent. Sign up now!

LOCAL LAY LEADERS: The link below shares  notes, hymn suggestions, liturgy, etc.  (includes poster, bulletins, notes, inserts, etc.)  Laity Sunday 2022    


Calendar

 


Nov 15        Convergence Leadership project with Brian McLaren
                        Discussion #4 - Your Congregation as a school of love. 

 Informational Links


Rolling Ridge - Upcoming Retreats and Events
UM Communications presents: Creating Hybrid Worship Services
Wesley Seminary offers online Summer COS
Go Green, Save Money, Save the Earth - Creation Care Page 
IRS 2022 mileage rates - NEW RATE EFFECTIVE 7/1/22

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