CALENDAR

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Vital Conversations: Racism & the US Church – Vermont
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR) has begun a series of trainings for clergy on how to have “Vital Conversations” about race and racism in their congregations. The space capacity at this location has been reached.  Another event is offered on Sat.. Sept. 6 at the Wolcott UMC. Please contact the District Office if this is the only date that suited your schedule. Friday, September 6 at the Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh VT.   Please register in advance by contacting the Vermont District Office, vmtdistrict@neumc.org or 802.485.4724. Lunch and access to the Rokeby Museum provided. Limited attendance so RSVP at earliest convenience. Clergy mandated to attend. Leaders in congregation encouraged to attend. BOOM has approved 0.5 CEU’s for this training. The series uses videos and training materials from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR). It features thought leaders, pastors, theologians, activists, authors, and scholars who share their stories, insights,…

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Vital Conversations: Racism & the US Church – Vermont
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR) has begun a series of trainings for clergy on how to have “Vital Conversations” about race and racism in their congregations.   Saturday, September 7, at the Wolcott UMC, Wolcott VT.   Please register in advance by contacting the Vermont District Office, vmtdistrict@neumc.org or 802.485.4724. Lunch provided. Church history presentation over lunch. RSVP at earliest convenience. Clergy mandated to attend. Leaders in congregation encouraged to attend. BOOM has approved 0.5 CEU’s for this training. The series uses videos and training materials from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR). It features thought leaders, pastors, theologians, activists, authors, and scholars who share their stories, insights, and expertise on issues related to race, culture, tribe, and the global church. The GCORR Vital Conversations videos and training materials provide resources to facilitate, guide, and support discussions on racism and…

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

How Can We Name a Love?* Saturday, September 21, 2019  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. ​Program: 10:00 to 2:30 Grace United Methodist Church (Essex Junction, VT) Retreat Leader: Evie Doyon PLEASE JOIN OTHER WOMEN IN THE DISTRICT FOR A DAY OF SINGING & SHARING! Together we’ll explore how the songs we sing reflect our images of God and how our images of God reflect particular needs and spirituality. We will sing (of course!) and use your favorite hymns and songs of faith to go deeper in our faith, explore our spiritual paths to God, and gain understanding of the images we have of God. FLYER to download and share COST: $10 includes lunch PREREGISTER by Sun., Sept.15: Carole Rice, cr_glacier698@aol.com, 802.879.0185 Sponsored by the Vermont District United Methodist Women (UMW) – you do not have to be active in UMW to come! *”Bring Many Names” and “How Can We Name a Love” are hymns by Brian Wren, Hope Publishing (TFWS 2047 & UMH 111)

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Covenant Hills 30th Year Celebration!
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guess Who’s Turning 30?? Yup, Covenant Hills! Join the celebration of 30 years of ministry! Come to camp on Saturday, September 28 at noon for a potluck picnic (rain or shine). We’ll share a meal and memories, and then for those who are able, in the afternoon join in some activities for closing camp for the season. Please come and bring a dish to share (no nuts). Invite your family and/or a friend or two – all are invited! Wear appropriate clothing for weather and work. Please RSVP to the Vermont District Office, mtdistrict@neumc.org, 802-485-4724.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
First 12 training
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 12:00 am

The first 12 people to join you starting a new ministry, new church, or new faith community will set the tone and shape for 1 – 8 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday Cost: $59, includes supper on Friday the future, set the pattern for replicating leadership, and begin a cascade of invitation. Finding those first twelve is key to growth. “First 12” is a two-day training designed to help you gather and grow the first 12 committed, core people. The training is led by Rick McKinley, Conference Director of Congregational Development.  In this training, combined with a year of practical coaching follow-up, you will learn the skills, habits, and lifestyle practices that will give your new vision the best chance of launching with a team of 12 committed leaders. “First 12” is also valuable for leaders of existing faith communities who want to start new small groups, new fellowship, new mission outreach, new worship services or new gatherings. Read more about First 12  

Oct
12
Sat
2019
VT District Lay Ministry Group Quarterly Gathering
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Vermont District Lay Ministry Group will hold its quarterly meeting on Saturday, October 12, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Middlebury United Methodist Church. Lay people who are interested in connecting with others from around the district are welcome to attend. The meeting’s agenda will be published in advance of the meeting. This is a great opportunity to share ideas and information about activities of your congregations and to brainstorm ways we can work together.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Bishop on the Vermont District
Dec 14 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Save the Date! Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will visit the Vermont District on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Details will be made available when known.