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Michael E. Estep, District Superintendent

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NOTE: The DS will be visiting churches on most Sundays
 
2015 
DS will be @ Cabinet Meetings on the following dates and will be out of office:
(other cabinet meetings will be added when scheduled, esp. during appt making)
Mar 16-18
Apr 01
Apr 13-15
Apr 27-29
May 12-14
May 27-29
June 08-14 (includes Annual Conference)
June 27-28
               
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2015 
MARCH 2015
05-06  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
07        10 AM - 3 PM - Covenant Council @ John XXIII Center, Charleston WV
07        9 am-12 pm - Carol Partridge, long time missionary with GBGM in Macedonia
              will be at Romney First UMC. Carol has worked with all 13 congregations in
              Macedonia, esp with children, youth and women. This is a district-wide event.
              Carol Partridge First Romney Flyer 3-7-15.docx
              Carol Partridge-GBGM Advance Information.doc
08        Daylight Savings time
            4 PM - South Branch Charge PPRC meeting @ Lahmansville WV
09-10  WV Conference Clergywomen's Retreat "Sisters in Spirit" @ John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston WV
              Click on link for retreat detail and registration:
              http://wvumc.org/Events/March- 2015/Sisters-in-the-Spirit

 

 Time

Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4
10:00 AM
Loretta J BrinkerRebecca L Bennett
10:30 AM
Harold D GeorgeNeil L ParsonsGary N Rankin
11:00 AMMichael K FunkhouserKenneth D CaplingerBarbara K RexroadSteven D Davis
11:30 AMSusan V MetznerLoren D Metzner
Nathan R Epling
12:00 PM(LUNCH) RetireesEarl B BibleM Joyce AndersonDonald R Nelson
12:30 PM(LUNCH) RetireesRita G BeemanJohn F FoyMelvin Ross Glotfelty
1:00 PMKelly L SimmonsJoseph E Gerstell IIIGary W ReedRobert L Baer Jr
1:30 PMJames C Fuzzy SimsCynthia L SkinnerJustin H JonesHarold Neal Precht
2:00 PMPhilip R DentMatthew A PaughJ Michael LantzBrenda E Shreve
2:30 PML Eric BeemanA Alanna McGuinn
Floyd Wm Detrick Jr
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
              
13-14   Growing Church Leaders Conference meeting @ Dunbar WV
14        8:30 AM - 3:30 PM-Clergy/Treasurer/Financial Officer Workshop @ Wesley (Kingwood) UMC
               Jim Berner, Conference Treasurer, speaker concerning financial matters.
               Please click on link for a proposed agenda for the day:
15        DS to preach @ Friendsville UMC
            Bishop Steiner Ball to preach @ Faith (Cranesville)
16-18  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
18-21  Northeastern Jurisdiction UMVIM-UMCOR Training Academy @ West River Retreat Center
              5100 Chalk Point Road, West River MD 20778
22       12:30 pm - Albright PPRC meeting @ Albright UMC
            3:30 - 5 pm (supper @ 5 pm)-District Nominations Committee meeting @ First Romney UMC
24       Clergy/Mates Gathering @ First Romney UMC, Romney WV
                We will be introduced to "Fresh Expressions" - an organization that works with mainline
                denominations/congregations, helping them to identify folks they are not currently
                reaching, develop strategies for reaching those folks, and helps identify and equip
                pioneering lay people and pastors to reach them. Click on link for video for an idea about
                what you can expect at our gathering: http://vimeo.com/114138425
                 9:30 am -  Gather
                10:00 am - Program
26        10 AM - 2 PM - Sexual Ethics Team meeting - DS out of office
28        10 AM - 3 PM - District Lead Team meeting @ TBA
            4 PM - District Superintendency and Staff Relations Committee meeting @ Janes UMC,
               Keyser WV (soup & sandwiches after meeting)

29        Palm Sunday
29        4-7 PM - District Youth Meal Packing Event with STOP HUNGER NOW
               @ BUMFS Campus, Burlington WV
            Click on link to see what a meal packing event looks like: http://www.stophungernow.org/
            Click on link for poster and information sheet for Potomac Highlands District event:
30-
Apr 1   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
 
APRIL 2015
01         Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
01-07   Administrative Assistant, Barb Scott, Vacation/out of office
03         Good Friday - OFFICE CLOSED
05         Resurrection Sunday
06         Easter Monday - OFFICE CLOSED
09-10   (Midweek) WV Conference UMW 56th SPIRITUAL GROWTH RETREAT
11-12   (Weekend) WV Conference UMW 56th SPIRITUAL GROWTH RETREAT
               Theme: Welcomed by God; Leader-Randy Flanagan; Music-Craig Hinchman
               @ Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley WV
               Tab to UMW for more information, registration & scholarship forms
13-15   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office 
17-18   Spring Christian Academy @ First (Keyser) UMC
               Click on link for brochure and registration:
               Christian Academy Brochure-Spring 2015.pdf
18         Volunteers in Mission Training @ Trinity UMC, Parkersburg WV 25103
             Registration 8:30 am; Class 9 am - 4 pm
                Click on link for flyer/registration form
                Volunteer in Mission Training Registration 4-18-15.docx
17-26   PMLS - DS out of office to teach @ PMLS on 22nd  & 23rd
25         Gather @ 9:30 AM-Potomac Highlands UMW Spring Meeting "Welcomed by God" ,
                @ St Pauls UMC, Oakland, MD - Local Officer/Mission Coordinator Training
                See more in UMW February 2015 UMW Newsletter
24-26   CLERGY/SPOUSE RETREAT @ CANAAN VALLEY RESORT
                Retreat Reservation Form-2015.doc 
                Retreat E-mail Memo to Pastors-2015.doc
                A memo to PPRC Chairs about help in financing your pastor/spouse to attend the Retreat:
                Retreat Memo to PPR Chairs 2015.doc
27-29   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
 

MAY 2015

01-02   MISSION ENCOUNTER @ Upshur Parish House, Buckhannon WV

02        10 AM - 3 PM - District Lead Team meeting @ TBA

03         3 PM DISTRICT CONFERENCE & C.O.M.E. @ BUMFS gym, Burlington WV.

               More info forthcoming

             2015 C.O.M.E. Bulletin Insert.doc

             (bulletin to be used Sundays, May 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3)

             2015-2016 C.O.M.E. Booklet.pdf

05         Clergy/Mates Gathering @ Mt. Storm UMC, 16576 George Washington Hwy, Mt Storm WV 26736

               (more info forthcoming)

07         Order of Elders meeting at WVWC, Buckhannon WV

10         Mother's Day

12-14   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office

17         3 pm - PPRC Training-Mountain Parish @ Walnut Street UMC (MtTop Charge)

             6 pm - PPRC Training-Smoke Hole Parish @ St Johns UMC (Pendleton-Grant Chg)

21         UMW "Day Apart" @ Main Street UMC, Petersburg WV (see more info in UMW Newsletter)

24         6 pm - PPRC Training-Mineral Parish @ Trinity (Piedmont) UMC

25         Memorial Day - OFFICE CLOSED

27-29   Cabinet meeting (if needed) - DS out of office

30         COVENANT COUNCIL

31         3 pm - PPRC Training-Hardy Parish @ Lost River UMC (Mathias Charge)

             7 pm - PPRC Training-Hampshire Parish @ Augusta UMC (Augusta Charge)

 

JUNE 2015

08-10  Cabinet meeting @ WVWC, Buckhannon, WV

10-14   WV ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ West Virginia Wesleyan College,

                 Buckhannon, WV

21        Father's Day

24        MOVE OUT DAY

25        MOVE IN DAY

27-28   Cabinet meeting (if needed) - DS out of Office

27-

July 5  DS on VACATION - OUT OF OFFICE

 

JULY 2015

01-05   DS on VACATION - OUT OFFICE

03         Independence Day holiday - OFFICE CLOSED

04         Independence Day

17-26   CABINET HAITI MISSION TRIP - DS OUT OF OFFICE

24-25   MISSION U @ WV Wesleyan College, Buckhannon WV

27-31   Adm Asst, Barb Scott, out of office

 

AUGUST 2015

15         8:30 AM - 3:30 PM-Clergy/Treasurer/Financial Officer Workshop @ Main St UMC, Petersburg

               Jim Berner, Conference Treasurer, speaker concerning financial matters.
               Please click on link for a proposed agenda for the day:

23        3 pm - PPRC Training-Preston Parish @ Aurora UMC (Aurora Charge)

            6:30 pm - PPRC Training-Tucker Parish @ First UMC (First/Parsons Charge)

30        3 pm  -PPRC Training-North Garrett Parish @ McHenry UMC (Hoyes-McHenry Charge)

            6 pm - PPRC Training-MountainTop Parish @ St Pauls UMC (St Pauls/Oakland Charge)


SEPTEMBER 2015

07        Labor Day - OFFICE CLOSED

19        UMW Fall Meeting @ First (Romney) UMC

 

OCTOBER 2015

01-04   CABINET TRAINING - DS OUT OF OFFICE

12        Columbus Day

16-17  Fall 2015 Christian Academy @ First (Keyser) UMC, Keyser, WV

23-24  WV CONFERENCE UMW ANNUAL MEETING @ Lewisburg UMC

              (Potomac Highlands in charge of crafts)

 

NOVEMBER 2015

01        Daylights Savings Time ends

06-08   CABINET RETREAT - DS OUT OF OFFICE

26-27  Thanksgiving Holiday - OFFICE CLOSED

 

DECEMBER 2015 

24         Christmas Eve - OFFICE CLOSED

25         Christmas Day - OFFICE CLOSED