CALENDAR

Apr
14
Tue
2020
CANCELLED: NEAC Annual Retreat for Clergy
Apr 14 – Apr 16 all-day

Due to concerns about cororavirus, this event has been cancelled This two-night retreat will be different than previous years. The focus is on rest – your personal rest – as we provide prayer stations and spiritual prompts that will allow you to be with the Risen One and feast in His presence at a pace that will renew your soul.  We will encourage you to walk on the beach, sit by the fire, journal, draw, read, play and just be. Times of worship, fellowship, and devotions along with spiritual companion conversations will round out our time. For more details see the brochure below

Apr
17
Fri
2020
Cabinet
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
Apr
18
Sat
2020
Cancelled – Vermont District UMW Spring Gathering
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

We hope to have this program for our Fall Gathering at the Poultney UMC and will post the new date when available. SPRING GATHERING CANCELLED Women in the district are invited to the Spring gathering of United Methodist Women. Dr. Gus Jordan, director of the Health & Wellness Center at Middlebury College, will lead a program on QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer) suicide prevention. Registration 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Program 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $12 registration fee includes lunch and program expenses. Please bring canned goods or paper products for local food shelf. Please register in advance by contacting Ginger Phelps, gingerp46@comcast.net or 802.879-7484.  Marie MacDougall, Vermont District UMW President

Apr
24
Fri
2020
To be Rescheduled: 2020 Northeastern Jurisdiction UMW’s meeting
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

April 24-26, 2020 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Baltimore, Maryland Event and hotel registration are now open!

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Postponed – Celebrating Small Churches
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrating Small Churches – Postponed until July 11, 2020 Panel Discussion and Group Conversation As more clergy appointments become half-time or less, our local churches are increasingly relying on leadership from lay people. Come hear from lay people in Vermont who have taken on new responsibilities in their churches and as members of ministry teams. Join the conversation! All are welcome. Sponsored by the Vermont District Lay Ministry Group   

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Cabinet
Apr 27 – Apr 20 all-day
May
5
Tue
2020
General Conference 2020
May 5 – May 15 all-day

Minneapolis, Minn Theme: And know that I am God – Psalm 46

Vermont District Pastoral Transition Workshop
May 5 @ 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: Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. White River Jct UMC Come at 5:00 for light supper before the workshop OR Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Faith UMC, South Burlington 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
15
Fri
2020
General Conference
May 15 – May 20 all-day
May
26
Tue
2020
Cabinet
May 26 – May 28 all-day
May
30
Sat
2020
Vermont District Pre-Conference Briefing
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Save this date for the Vermont District Pre-Conference Briefing. Location TBA. Clergy, lay members, and lay equalization members of annual conference should plan to attend this session in preparation for the 2020 New England Annual Conference. Please let Evie know if you plan to attend so that we can prepare adequate materials. vmtdistrict@neumc.org

Vermont District Pastoral Transition Workshop
May 30 @ 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: Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. White River Jct UMC Come at 5:00 for light supper before the workshop OR Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Faith UMC, South Burlington 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
11
Thu
2020
2020 New England Annual Conference
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day

  Details about the 2020 Annual Conference session will be posted as they become available.

Jun
25
Thu
2020
Oberammergau Passion Play
Jun 25 – Jul 3 all-day

Join Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar on a journey to Germany and Austria to see the Oberammergau Passion Play. After the plague left their small village some 380 years ago, the grateful people of Oberammergau promised God that they would show their gratitude by putting on a Passion Play, which they present every 10 years.

Jul
11
Sat
2020
Celebrating Small Churches
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrating Small Churches Panel Discussion and Group Conversation As more clergy appointments become half-time or less, our local churches are increasingly relying on leadership from lay people. Come hear from lay people in Vermont who have taken on new responsibilities in their churches and as members of ministry teams. Join the conversation! All are welcome. Sponsored by the Vermont District Lay Ministry Group   

Jul
24
Fri
2020
Taize Pilgrimage
Jul 24 – Aug 3 all-day

All youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 29 are invited to join a life-changing pilgrimage to Taizé, France, a place which is filled with deep Christian spirituality and broad ecumenism. This weeklong experience will be led by our own Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar! Pastors are requested to identify pilgrims, and local churches of the New England Annual Conference are encouraged to pay the cost of the pilgrimage experience. This is a unique investment in spiritual development which will provide personal, church, and conference benefits for years to come.

Oct
24
Sat
2020
New England Conference United Methodist Women Annual Meeting
Oct 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

The theme for this year’s meeting is Justice. More event details will be added as they become available. 

Dec
27
Sun
2020
Mission of Peace 2020-2021
Dec 27 2020 – Jan 15 2021 all-day

Dates are approximately 12/27/20-1/15/21 The Mission of Peace (MOP) is a yearly journey of discovery and shalom to nations in our global community sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Council on Youth Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Each year, every Annual Conference in the jurisdiction may select up to four high school youth to share in this experience. Youth have visited China, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Nicaragua, Guyana and Cuba as well as Russia and Eastern Europe. It is primarily a people-to-people experience in which we learn from our hosts how they live as disciples of Jesus Christ in their country. It is a journey of discovering God’s Shalom. Each youth who journeys on the Mission of Peace must raise the money to support his/her MOP and is expected to share their experience at least five times upon returning.