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 …
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will be visiting in the Green Mountain District on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, and hopes to see and re-connect with many Green Mountain people! There will be a district-wide potluck at the Shelburne UMC in the late afternoon on Saturday, August 7, for conversation with Bishop Devadhar as well as fellowship with folks around the district. Plan to start gathering at 4:30 and we’ll eat around 5:00 p.m. To assist with preparation for the potluck, registration is requested indicating the number of people you are bringing with you. (See the Potluck Event link) On Sunday, August 8, Bishop Devadhar will preach at the 10:00 a.m. worship service of the United Church of Underhill.
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will be visiting in the Green Mountain District on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, and hopes to see and re-connect with many Green Mountain people! There will be a district-wide potluck at the Shelburne UMC in the late afternoon on Saturday, August 7, for conversation with Bishop Devadhar as well as fellowship with folks around the district. Plan to start gathering at 4:30 and we’ll eat around 5:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share! To assist with preparation for the potluck, registration is requested indicating the number of people you are bringing with you. (Use the Register link)
COME JOIN US AT ST. JOHN’S UMC We’ll start at 10am with a time of fellowship, and then watch the virtual Gathering together. Light refreshment will be served. Please let us know if you will be joining. All are welcome. Contact Tom Leach at email@example.com or 781-799-2062. If you can’t join us, please watch the Gathering on your own. Register with the GCUMM: bit.ly/umm21. Read about the speakers. FLYER
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.
The Fall Gathering of United Methodist Women in the Green Mountain District will be split between the morning Resource Day program with Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Mae Magill on community food ministries and an afternoon session for United Methodist Women. These will be held via Zoom. Registration details will be forthcoming.
Please reserve the evening of Thursday, October 14, for Bishop Devadhar’s fall visit to the Green Mountain District. The event will be offered via a hybrid model of both in-person and Zoom. Details will be posted as they become available.