“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
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This training will take place at First UMC Westborough, MA on February 11, 2023, from 9:00 AM -3:00 PM and is mandatory for all district clergy and certified lay ministers. It is strongly encouraged for laity in a church leadership position to attend. 0.5 CEU will be awarded.
Participants are asked to watch these two videos in advance of the training session:
Snacks, drinks, and lunch will be provided. If you will need childcare and/or have any dietary restrictions please specify when you register.
Please register HERE
This is an invitation for all Commonwealth West District pastors and leaders to join us for an afternoon with Bishop Peggy Johnson on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at East Longmeadow UMC. This is an in-person only event. All church members are welcome to attend. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bishop Johnson will share in dialogue, information-sharing, and worship.
Please register HERE
Bishop Peggy Johnson is offering a virtual pre-Lenten Gathering on February 21 at 7 pm via zoom. Please join us on Shrove Tuesday for a way to get to know our Bishop better and to prepare for Lent. More information and Zoom link is coming soon.
In 2023, the Foundation’s Stewardship Preaching Institute will once again offer education, excellence, exegesis, and encounters in the ministry area of stewardship. We invite you to share this information with your pastor, worship team, leadership, and the person sitting in the pew next to you!
These one-hour webinars are free. Each presenter will:
Known for their excellence in preaching, the following presenters will lead the webinars:
Learn more and register
Questions? Contact David Abbott, Director of Stewardship, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: