CALENDAR

May
4
Sat
2019
Vermont District UMW Spring Gathering
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Spring Gathering of the Vermont District United Methodist Women will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program will get underway at 10:00 a.m. The Tinmouth Community UMC will host the event. Program: Vermont Prison Ministry & Concerns Speaker: Bobbi Shutts, Special Educator with the VT Department of Corrections Concerns: the out of proportion number of prisoners jailed by Vermont and sending Vermont prisoners out-of-state (to for-profit prisons). Register by contacting Ginger Phelps: gingerp46@comcast.net by April 29. Registration fee of $10 includes lunch (payable at the door). All women are welcome – you do not need to belong to a UMW unit!

May
11
Sat
2019
VMT Holy Conversation with the Bishop
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Clergy and lay people are invited to Hedding United Methodist Church for Holy Conversation with Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.   ‘Holy Conversations’ will be held with the Bishop in each district during April and May. Clergy and laity are invited to join these unstructured conversations with the bishop in advance of the 2019 Annual Conference session June 13-15.    

May
15
Wed
2019
Vermont Transition Workshop
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Vermont District Transition Workshop Changing pastors is part of the connectional life of the United Methodist Church.  This workshop will give pastors and churches changing appointments this year important information to ease the stress of the transition. Pastors and transition teams from each church with changes in pastoral leadership this year are expected to attend one of these workshops: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (this is a change!) Come at 5:00 for pizza before the workshop – let Evie know. Northfield UM Parish, 152 South Main St, Northfield VT OR Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Faith UMC, 899 Dorset St, South Burlington VT Each church should bring a transition team which includes the pastor and lay leader, Staff Parish Relations Committee representatives, and others with skills for this work. Please register by contacting the Vermont District Office: vmtdistrict@neumc.org 802-485-4724

May
18
Sat
2019
Vermont Pre-Conference Briefing
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pre-Conference Briefing Saturday morning, May 18, 9:00-12:00 Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington Gathering for members of conference (local church lay members, district and other equalization members, and clergy) to prepare for annual conference.  There will be no voting but we will have time to review and discuss the proposed legislation. All Annual Conference members are strongly encouraged to attend a briefing. All who would like to learn more about Annual Conference are welcome.  **To help us be prepared, please let the District Office know if you plan to attend: vmtdistrict@neumc.org or 802-485-4724.**

Vermont Transition Workshop
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vermont District Transition Workshop Changing pastors is part of the connectional life of the United Methodist Church.  This workshop will give pastors and churches changing appointments this year important information to ease the stress of the transition. Pastors and transition teams from each church with changes in pastoral leadership this year are expected to attend one of these workshops: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Faith UMC, 899 Dorset St, South Burlington VT OR Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Northfield UM Parish, 152 South Main St, Northfield VT Each church should bring a transition team which includes the pastor and lay leader, Staff Parish Relations Committee representatives, and others with skills for this work. Please register by contacting the Vermont District Office: vmtdistrict@neumc.org 802-485-4724

Jun
13
Thu
2019
2019 Annual Conference session
Jun 13 – Jun 15 all-day

    This year’s theme is “Vital Conversations: Justice”    Our guiding scripture is Micah 6:8 (NRSV) ​ “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”   Registration will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Vermont District UMW Fall Day Apart
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Save the date for the Vermont District United Methodist Women’s Fall Day Apart: Saturday, September 21, 2019. To be held at Grace United Methodist Church (Essex Junction, VT). Retreat time to be led by Evie Doyon. Save the date – topic and details will be available later.