Please read this letter from Bishop Devadhar which includes a transition calendar which you are encouraged to use: Letter from Bishop Devadhar.
A PowerPoint presentation will be used during the workshop. Here is a handout of the slides: Transition Workshop.
Below are three sections of a virtual notebook (download, save the links, or print as desired). Section Three is provided in 3 parts below because of size.
Sections One & Two (Note: Accompanying material for Section One is in the PowerPoint slide handout above)
(Note: The Right Start link below has updated versions of some of the Section Three pages. Here is an updated version of the Treasurer/Pastor Checklist found in Section Three C.)
Please watch the Cross Cultural/Cross Racial Appointments video before the workshop if possible.
To help congregations and pastors transition successfully in these challenging times, the Lewis Center is offering the The Right Start - Beginning Ministry in a New Setting COVID-19 Supplement free-of-charge. It can be viewed on the site as well as downloaded.
Frequently requested documents from the "notebook":
Resource Day with Leonard Sweet
May 22, 2021 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Deep and Wide"
You are invited to participate in a virtual Resource Day Event featuring Leonard Sweet. "Len" is the author of more than two hundred articles, 1500+ published sermons and sixty books. Leonard Sweet's recent publications include the groundbreaking textbook on preaching, Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching, the best-seller From Tablet to Table, The Bad Habits of Jesus, and the fall 2019 release of the twenty-year successor to SoulTsunami, Rings of Fire: Walking in Faith Through a Volcanic Future.
Len often appears on the "50 Most Influential Christians in America" listings, and in 2010 was selected by the top non-English Christian website as one of the "Top 10 Influential World Christians of 2010". His Twitter and Facebook posts, as well as his Napkin Scribbles podcasts, are ranked as some of the highest in the religious world.
Read Len's Full Biography
Please use the following link to join this meeting
Topic: Conference Resource Day with Leonard Sweet
Time: May 22, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 974 9219 7185
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+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Time of Sharing with Clergy
In order to connect with pastors, to pray, share, and learn with each other, the DS will be holding periodic Zoom meetings.
Taesung invites, and strongly encourages ALL clergy to attend each of these meetings, recognizing that "we are ALL in this together". These meetings offer a unique opportunity to gather and share with those whose experiences may offer hope and be relevantly applied to your ministries.
Save these dates for future meetings (7-8pm):
Three Part Series - Featuring Rev. Peter J. Miano, Executive Director, The Society for Biblical Studies:
Please join with the following LINK:
Topic: GRD Time of Sharing with Clergy
Join Zoom Meeting
Granite District United Methodist Women - Spring Meeting
Saturday, May 1, 2021 via ZOOM
"Mothers, Daughters, Friends!"
More details in the Spring Newsletter
Rolling Ridge Offers Clergy Soul Care
Thank you to Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay (Executive Director) and John Kiemele (Program Director) of Rolling Ridge who joined our Granite District Clergy Meeting on February 24th and presented- Soul Care: The Theology and the Practice. If you were unable to join this meeting you can watch the recording here passcode: 6#s@jVvA
Clergy are invited to join Rolling Ridge on the third Thursday of each month for Clergy Soul Care. Use this link:
The New England Conference offered online leadership training for SPRC Teams, Church Treasurers, and Church Trustees. Presenters were Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar (SPRC Workshop) and Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services, John Cardillo (Treasurers and Trustees Workshops). Zoom recordings and resources from those sessions are available here.