Leadership Training, Jan 12, 2020

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Excellence in Ministry Training Sunday, January 12, 2020  

Washington Street United Methodist Church   

Opening Session: 3:00pm                                          Workshops: 3:30-5:00pm

 

*You will attend only one workshop.   You are encouraged to bring several staff and church leaders.

  • How to Reach New People:  Practical Evangelism” – Rev. Martin Quick, Associate Pastor, Journey UMC
  • Taking Care of God’s Money– Beth Westbury, Conference Treasurer
  •  “Taking Care of Business:  Trustees” –  Kay Crowe, Conference Chancellor
  • “Congregational Care” – Rev. Faye Stephens, Minister of Congregational Care, Mt. Horeb UMC
  •  “Resolving Conflict in the Church” –  Rev. Millie Nelson Smith, Congregational Specialist for Columbia and Hartsville and African American Church
  • “How to Start and Grow an Endowment Ministry” – Douglas D. Himes, Ph.D. President, Douglas Himes Associates LLC
  • “Think outside the Box: Creative Worship” – Rev. Dr. Cathy Jamieson, D.S. 
  • “A Mission Miscellany: A little of this and a little of that from an Outreach Perspective” – Rev. Gary D. Phillips, Salem UM
  • “Advocacy for Justice”  – MORE Justice Leaders, Rev. Connie Barnes, Rev. Smoke Kanipe, Rev. Joel Jones
  • “Epworth Local Church Representative: Be the Face and Voice” – Sherry Mims, Associate Dir. of Church Relations and Assistant to the President; Lisa Livingston Fusco, Senior Director of Development 
  • “Strengthening Youth Ministry” – Chris Lynch, Congregational Specialist, Rock Hill and Spartanburg and Ministry with Young People
  • “Strengthening Ministry with Children and Families” – Rev. Taylor Pafford, Minister of Children, Youth & Families, Washington Street UMC 
  • “Discipleship in the 21st Century Church” – Rev. Dr. Christopher Greene 

Click here to register;  (deadline, January 6, 2020)

https://forms.gle/ZDK98PaZYm3Ke3d29

2017 District Set-Up Meeting

District Set-Up Meeting & Gathering

Thursday, August 3, 2017
at
Epworth Children’s Home
(2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205)

  • 6:00pm — Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 6:45pm — Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • Clergy meeting and Spouse’s
    gathering to follow dinner.
  • Register by: Friday, July 28, 2017

 

Appointed clergy are expected to attend this gathering for introductions, fellowship, and vital information regarding our ministry together in the Columbia District. All others are invited and children are welcome.

Please complete online registration here OR complete and return this form to the Columbia District Office, 4908 Colonial Drive, Suite 124, Columbia, SC 29203.

2016 District Set-Up Meeting

District Set-Up Meeting & Gathering

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
at
Epworth Children’s Home
(2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205)

  • 6:00pm — Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 6:45pm — Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • Clergy meeting and Spouse’s
    gathering to follow dinner.
  • Register by: Wednesday, August 17

 

Appointed clergy are expected to attend this gathering for introductions, fellowship, and vital information regarding our ministry together in the Columbia District. All others are invited and children are welcome.

Please complete online registration here OR complete and return this form to the Columbia District Office, 4908 Colonial Drive, Suite 124, Columbia, SC 29203.

Spiritual Day Retreat after Easter

Lent and Easter can be spiritually exhilarating but physically exhausting.  From Ash Wednesday to Holy Week to Sunrise Service, you work long hours.  I offer you a day of silence and serenity:  Mepkin Abbey Tour, April 5, 11:30am, Tuesday. Meet at the Methodist Center at 8:15am to car pool.  The $5.00 tour includes beautiful gardens, wood carvings of Christ, the library, the new retreat center, and worship with the monks.    After the tour, we will eat lunch and return by 4:30pm.  Let me know if you have a church bus we can use.  SIGN UP BY USING THE COMMENT BOX BELOW TO WRITE YOUR NAME.

Mepkin Abbey: Cathedral of Trees
By Cathy Jamieson-Ogg

Live Oak,
Old man
With gray moss beard, scraggly, unkept.
Wide trunk, wrinkled bark,
Back bent over
From years of carrying heavy limbs.
Gnarled fingers, twisted together, reaching up in prayer
To the sky-light, God.
Roots firmly grasp Mother Earth,
Hold fast through hurricane’s blast
Old man tree
You speak to me,
In whispers on the breeze,
Stories of faithful monks
Who have walked softly, silently
Under your outstretched arms.
Their fingers clasped in prayer.
Their voices lifted in song.                                                                                                                       Their lives rooted in Christ.

 

 

District Set-Up Meeting & Gathering

District Set-Up Meeting & Gathering

August 11, 2015
at
Epworth Children’s Home
(2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205)

  • 6:00pm — Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 6:45pm — Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • Clergy meeting and Spouse’s
    gathering to follow dinner.
  • Register by: Wednesday, August 5

 

Clergy and Spouses are invited to gather for introductions, fellowship, and vital information at the 2015 District Set-Up Meeting. Appointed clergy are expected to attend. All others are invited and children are welcome. To sign up, complete online registration here OR you complete and return this form to the District Office (Veronica Williams, District Setup Meeting, 4908 Colonial Drive, Suite 124, Columbia, SC 29203).