Bishop Devadhar visits RISEM District

WhenThursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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WhereMemorial UMC
176 Somerset Ave
Taunton, MA 02780

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ContactSusan Leatherwood-Administrative Assistant-RISEM District Office

You are invited!

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar is making his annual visits to the districts!

These visits are an opportunity to share a potluck meal and have holy conversation about hopes and plans for our conference.
All appointed pastors are expected to attend and are encouraged to bring at least five laity from each church.

Kindly bring a dish to share; a main dish and salads are especially appreciated. Church will provide beverages and dessert.

Part of the time will be devoted to the Council of Bishops document Wonder, Love and Praise.  Please review this document prior to our gathering.  We will also be showing the introductory video from the Wonder Love and Praise study.  You can find all the videos in this series at the link.
The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute is recommended by the Way Forward Commission.  Free video and study materials are available at the website.

4:00PM to 5:00PM - Bishop meets with the RISEM District Committee on Superintendency 
5:00PM to 6:00PM - Potluck dinner - Main dishes and salads appreciated
6:00PM -  Welcome & Worship with RISEM District Superintendent Andrew L. Foster III
6:20PM  - Teaching from Bishop Devadhar 
                 Introduction to “Wonder, Love and Praise:  Sharing a Vision of the Church”.
6:50PM tp 8:00PM  Discussion:  Gather feedback for the Way Forward Commission

Date: October 19, 2017
Location: Memorial UMC Taunton Ma

Bishop meets with Committee on Superintendency: 4:00 pm

Pot Luck Dinner: 5:00 pm (Beverages and Desserts to be provided by church)

Session with Laity and Clergy: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm