Conference Resource Day Hosted by the Granite District “Deep and Wide” “There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.” What will it take to free those rivers of baptismal water again to become founts of blessing and renaissance for your church? The signs of God’s stirrings are all around us. How can the church read the signs and open its creative floodgates to allow the sluices of heaven to flow freely, and the waters of the Spirit to quench the thirst of this TGIF (Twitter/TikTok-Google-Instagram-Facebook) and Covidian culture. For my people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns, That can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13) We will travel together simultaneously deep (local) and wide (global) in looking at the importance of four key metaphors for the future: 1) Do Little Large: Small is All. The Particular is of Universal Significance. Can you taste your church’s …
Members are urged to attend two planned online conversations about the 2021 Annual Conference session. The content for each of the two sessions will be different. Tonight’s conversation will focus on issues around church disaffiliation. The May 27 conversation will focus on the budget and other proposed legislation. The conversations will be recorded. You will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance and ask questions during the events. Use the link above to register for the May 25 session. You will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting once you register. Click here to register for the May 27 session. Members are encouraged to read the Pre-Conference Materials prior to the conversation sessions. You are invited to submit questions about the 2021 Annual Conference to the panel using this form: Ask a Question →
Members are urged to attend two planned online conversations about the 2021 Annual Conference session. The content for each of the two sessions will be different. Tonight’s conversation will focus on issues around the budget and other proposed legislation. The May 25 conversation will focus on issues around church disaffiliation. The conversations will be recorded. You will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance and ask questions during the events. Click the link above to register for the May 27 session. Members are encouraged to read the Pre-Conference Materials prior to the conversation sessions. You are invited to submit questions about the 2021 Annual Conference to the panel using this form: Ask a Question →
Clergy and Lay Members of Conference from the Green Mountain District, including District Equalization Members, are invited and encouraged to attend the Green Mountain District Conference. We have district leadership nominations to present and elect as well as some other recognitions and topics. Plan on a commitment of no more than one hour. More details will follow.
Theme: Building Beloved Community Guiding Scripture: Psalm 137:4 NIV “How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?” This will be a multi-day online session. All clergy and lay members should hold June 10-12 available. Members will meet via Zoom supported by GNTV. Others will be able to watch the session via livestream on our YouTube channel. Clergy Session — 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 Service of Ordination and Commissioning for the classes of 2020 and 2021 — Saturday, June 12. The service, with limited participants, will be livestreamed.
All Things are Possible: Spiritual Transformation with Children via Zoom Leanne Hadley is a leading expert in understating the spiritual growth and transformation of children. Learn more about Leanne Zoom is a powerful tool to reach children and their families. And, yes, spiritual transformation is, not only possible, but happening! Children and parents, and children and grandparents living in different states being transformed together. Come and learn about spiritual transformation in children and how to reach them via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
You Are Invited! All youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 30 are invited to join a life-changing pilgrimage to Taizé, France, a place which is filled with deep Christian spirituality and broad ecumenism. This week-long experience will be led by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar. Watch the videos below to see more. The Experience Discover an inner peace as you meet Jesus through simple living where He is waiting for you. Prayer, singing, Bible reflection, and sharing are some of the opportunities the Taizé experience provides to deepen the relationship between your faith and all aspects of your life. The pilgrimage will help to fulfill the mission of our Conference and churches—to make disciples for Jesus Christ who are committed to sharing the gospel, in word and deed, throughout the world. Upon your arrival at Taizé, you are welcomed by a community of brothers who have made a lifelong commitment to follow Christ in simplicity of life. To better understand their commitment and …
This annual retreat welcomes all Ordained and Provisional Deacons as well as Deacon candidates in the New England Conference. Provisional Deacons are required to participate as part of the Provisional Leadership Academy. This year’s guest speaker is Rev. Anita Wood (highlighted in the photo above). Rev. Wood was our deacon at General Board of Higher Education & Ministry for several years. Before going to GBHEM, she served The Church for All People in Columbus, Ohio. Registration: To register or for any questions about the retreat, contact Rev. Kubota.
Conference Resource Day hosted by Green Mountain District You are invited to participate in a Resource Day Event with Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Magill (Pastor Liz) for a workshop focusing on ministry in our communities. She recently wrote Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: “Many churches are providing for their neighbors with pantries and meals. Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing Relational Food Ministries is about how to feed not only our bodies, but also our hearts and our souls. It is about getting to know the people who come to eat, and in knowing, how to make space for everyone to belong. Five Loaves is about creating church.” (from her website) For more about Pastor Liz, visit her website. Order Five Loaves Upper Room Books. The registration link and connection information will be available at a future time.