Events and Meeting Links

 

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Church Treasurer's Please Join Us...
Church Treasurer's Zoom Gathering
Monday, March 1st - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
On February 3, a number of local church treasurers from the Granite District participated in a Zoom training event offered by the New England Conference.  From this gathering came a request for more opportunities where district treasurers and Finance Committee members could gather to ask questions, share information, and provide support of each other.  The Granite District Finance Team decided the next day to support this request.  So, below please find an invitation to our first Zoom gathering next Monday evening (March 1) beginning at 6:30 pm.  There will be no set program or agenda on our end.  This is your meeting so please bring your questions, your concerns, and your best ideas to share with others.  Members of the district Finance Team will join you to facilitate the conversation and do research on the tough questions if needed.  I look forward to being with you next Monday!
 
Rev. Jim Mentzer
Chair, Granite District Finance Team

Please join with the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93318865054?pwd=T0xxK0JyNm9YSlFCaHh4RHk3eXVWUT09

Meeting ID: 933 1886 5054
Passcode: 672595

Dial by your location          +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):  March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 26

Please join with the following LINK:

Topic: GRD Time of Sharing with Clergy
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/94628373989?pwd=K29RcDBaazZLZUhsajFoelNoRHVyZz09


 

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 presentedSoul Care: The Theology and the Practice. If you were unable to join this meeting you can watch the recording here   passcode: 6#s@jVvA

More Information  - Closing Prayer (Traditional Kenyan)     Rolling Ridge on the Road    Rolling Ridge Ministries

Clergy are invited to join Rolling Ridge on the third Thursday of each month for Clergy Soul Care. Use this link:

https://www.rollingridge.org/event/soul-care-for-clergy-14902404

 


NEAC Church Leadership Training
For: Staff Parish Relations Committees, Church Treasurers, and Church Trustees

The New England Conference is offering online leadership training for SPRC Teams, Church Treasurers, and Church Trustees. Presenters are Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar (SPRC Workshop) and Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services, John Cardillo (Treasurers and Trustees Workshops). You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join a breakout discussion for your district. The workshops, which will be offered via Zoom, are scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. on: 

SPRC Teams  »»»  January 20, 2021 (recording coming soon)
Church Treasurers  »»»  February 3, 2021 
(recording coming soon)
Church Trustees  »»»  February 24, 2021 
(recording coming soon)

Click the date above to get more information and the Zoom link.


Resource Day with Leonard Sweet

May 22, 2021 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

The Zoom link for this meeting will be added soon.


 Granite District Pre-Lenten Gathering (Virtual)
It was a joy to gather on February 10th and hear the wonderful message of our guest Speaker - Rev. Arun Andrews, Senior Pastor, Trinity UMC New Cumberland, PA . Rev. Andrews' message was both relevant and inspiring. If you were unable to attend we invite you to watch the recording:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/0PwetFVfFhh2dXpxkEII2a9NVJiL-_pe8qQuWAN6O1fYxOVFDEDO_9EPcSnECREY.dvFm3O33O28SqFr0
Passcode: 0W0EU*nx       
(the passcode 0's are zeros)


 Single Parent Support Group

Please join us for a support group for single parents, organized by Wesley United Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Concord NH. This group will be held on zoom, Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 pm beginning March 4th, 2021. This group will initially run for six weeks. 

We will address topics like stress management and self care, co-parenting, disciplining with love and coping with loneliness. The goal of this group is to provide a safe and healthy place to discuss the challenges and joys of single parenting. 

All are welcome! Although this is a church based group and will include some prayer, we embrace all single parents, regardless of faith background or spiritual beliefs. 

            If you are interested, please call the Wesley Church office at 603 224-7413 for more information.


A Gift for You - Our Mission Shares at Work - Dr. Marcia McFee FREE Workshops 

Recognizing the difficulties of planning worship during a pandemic, the New England Annual Conference is pleased to offer you the chance to participate in Dr. Marcia McFee's highlighted programs below. These webinars are available at no cost to you. These sessions will be recorded so you do not have to participate live. Once you register, you will be able to watch the recordings at your convenience. There is no registration deadline. 
 
Epiphany Series: “God is Holding up your Life 
"God Is Holding Your Life" is a fully scripted worship series from the Worship Design Studio for Epiphany that offers a seven-week journey through the Psalms. After the rush and activity of the holiday season (even in a pandemic), the new year can offer us a time of slowing down, simplifying, and leaning on reflection and prayer to help us sustain the journey toward a time when we can move to the rhythms of life for which we yearn. It is difficult to be patient in the midst of difficult times. The Psalms can help us with that. 
 
Sign up for this FREE series with materials HERE
 
Journey to Lent 2021
Participation gives you access to three live webinars to help you prepare for Lent (also recorded for your archives) with Dr. McFee, a renowned worship designer, consultant, and educator (www.marciamcfee.com). 

  • Jan 6 - Planning Session - Explore historical and theological themes of Lent.
  • Jan 12 - Deep Structure - Develop a design model to help plan and foster collaboration.
  • Jan 19 - Spiritual Depth - Highlights techniques for leading meaningful and memorable worship experiences. 

These webinars are tailored to approach worship practices during the pandemic and will explore the basics of sensory-rich worship design while emphasizing safety protocols and getting creative for online expressions without burning out. All you need to do is register (at no charge) to receive the emails. You can invite unlimited members of your worship team (or potential worship team members) to receive these communications as well. We encourage you to take advantage of this free offer (usually $49.99 per church) made possible through our area's registration. 
 
Register HERE

Available to you through our Conference's partnership with Dr. Marcia McFee and the Worship Design Studio. Visit worshipdesignstudio.com/life if you would like to learn more before signing up.