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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 out of the office during Cabinet meetings.
(other cabinet meetings will be added when scheduled, esp. during appt making)
               
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2015 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Click on link for Charge Conf Schedule: '15 Charge Conference Schedule-charge order.xls

07        Labor Day - OFFICE CLOSED

11-13   27th ANNUAL BOY SCOUT CIRCUIT RIDER sponsored by United Methodist Men of the WV

               Conf @ Jacksons Mill, Weston, WV. Click on link for brochure, schedule, registration, etc.

               http://www.macbsa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=287&Itemid=6

12        District Lead Team meeting @ Capon Bridge Charge Parsonage (park @ Capon Bridge UMC

              parking lot & walk to red brick parsonage beside church)

13        6 pm - PPRC Training-Mineral Parish @ Trinity (Piedmont) UMC

            DAY OF HOPE - WV Council of Churches Proclaiming a Day of Hope: Celebrating Prevention

               and Recovery. Please share with your communicators and keep those struggling with addiction

               and their families in your prayers.

               Day of Hope 9-13-15-Bishop Press Release.doc

14-16   DS at Cabinet meeting

17        1 pm - Order of Elders @ Chapel Hill UMC

19        UMW Fall Meeting @ First (Romney) UMC

22        CLERGY/MATES GATHERING @ St. Paul's (Oakland)

                9:30 am - Gathering

              10:00 am - Meeting

22-24   Bishop's Summit on Diversity & Inclusion-click on link at Conference website for more info:

               http://wvumc.org/Events/October-2015/Bishop-s-Summit-on-Diversity-and-Inclusion

24        CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS

            9 am - Deborah Shreve/Augusta

            10 am - Loretta Brinker/Baker

            11 am - Mike Funkhouser/Cacapon

             1 pm - Alanna McGuinn/Cacapon CLM

             2 pm - Jeff Anderson/Duffey Memorial

             3 pm - Cappy Caplinger/Ebenezer-Springfield

25        CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS

             9 am - Gwen Wolford/Antioch

             10 am - Gary Rankin/Bloomington

             11 am - Rich Hogg/Burlington

               1 pm - Joyce Anderson/Forest Glen-St Pauls

               2 pm - Sara Lamb/Fort Ashby

25-27   WV Annual Conference United Methodist MINISTERS MATES FELLOWSHIP 

              @ John XXIII Center, 100 Hodges Road, Charleston WV

               Ministers Mates Fellowship Brochure-Sept 25-27 2015.pdf

26        3 pm - Celebrate Recovery @ Central Hampshire Park - hot dogs & burgers provided, bring

              covered dish, drinks & lawn chair, Entertainment & Speakers. Click on link for flyer to post:

              Celebrate Recovery Flyer 9-26-15-Central Hampshire Park.pdf

28        CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS

               9 am - Jim McCune/Grace Keyser

             10 am - Steve Davis/Hampshire

             11 am - Kelly Simmons/Mathias

               1 pm - Wade Sirk/Mill Creek Valley

               2 pm - Carl Van Stavern/Wardensville

               3 pm - Becky Van Stavern/Open Door Min

29        CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS

               9 am - Larry Hakes/Grove Street

              10 am - Nathan Epling/Main Street Petersburg

              11 am - Earl Bible/Allegheny

                2 pm - Jenna Moon/Grantsville

                3 pm - Jon Moon/Hoyes-McHenry

24-

Oct 3   BUMFS Apple Harvest Festival Work Week - See Work Schedule

              BUMFS Apple Harvest Festival Work Schedule-2015.doc

 

OCTOBER 2015

Click on link for 2015 Charge Conf Schedule: '15 Charge Conference Schedule-charge order.xls

01-04   Cabinet Training - DS out of the office

01-03   BUMFS Apple Harvest Festival Work Week - See Work Schedule

              BUMFS Apple Harvest Festival Work Schedule-2015.doc

03-04   BUMFS Apple Harvest Festival

10        Covenant Council

            Volunteers In Mission Training @ Gateway UMC, 301 Diamond Street, Fairmont, WV 26554

              8:30 am - Registration & Refreshments

              9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Class

              Registration Form: VIM Training-Registration Form 10-10-15.pdf

11       Undie Sunday

12       Columbus Day - OFFICE CLOSED

12-15  DS at Cabinet meeting

12-15  Clergy School

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

             Click on link for brochure: Christian Academy Brochure-Fall 2015.pdf

20       CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ First (Parsons) UMC

            10 am - Brad Barton/St George

            11 am - Bill Brown/First-Parsons

            12:30 pm - Loren & Susan Metzner/Hamrick

              1:30 pm - Phil Dent/St Johns-Parsons

              2:30 pm - Neil Parsons/Blackwater

              3:30 pm - Mike Lantz/St Pauls-Parsons

21       CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ McHenry UMC

             12:30 pm - Sam Wachter/Paradise

               1:30 pm - Barbara Rexroad/Garrett Highlands

               2:30 pm - Matthew Paugh/St Pauls-Oakland

               3:30 pm - Jeff Zickefoose

23-24  WV CONFERENCE UMW ANNUAL MEETING "Loved by God" @ Lewisburg UMC

              (Potomac Highlands in charge of crafts) Click on following links for Brochure/Registration/Info:

              UMW Annual Meeting-2015 Official Call to All.doc

              UMW Annual Meeting Brochure Oct 23-24 2015.pdf

27        CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ Main Street (Petersburg) UMC

             10 am - Roger & Ann Harrison/South Branch

             11 am - Joe Gerstell/North Branch

              1 pm - Kelly Martin/MtnTop Min

              2 pm - Cynthia Skinner/Riverton

              3 pm - Gary Reed/Pendleton-Grant

              4 pm - Don Nelson/Open Door Min Associate

29        CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ Romney District Office

               9 am - Roy Knight/First Romney

             10 am - Angel Alt/Elk Garden

             11 am - Tim Bittinger/Friendsville

               1 pm - Vicky Minnich/Faith Keyser

               2 pm - Wayne Gosnell/Faith Keyser Associate

               3 pm - Steve Grimes/Trinity-Waldon Piedmont

               4 pm - Brenda Shreve/Trinity Keyser

30        CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ Romney District Office

                9 am - Scott Knowlton/Wesley Chapel-Short Gap

              10 am - Tom Matthews/Laurel Dale

              11 am - Carl Lee/Swanton-Kitzmiller

                1 pm - Stephon Reed/Rees Chapel

                2 pm - Dan Agnew/Northeast Garrett

                3 pm - Anna Efaw/South Fork

                4 pm - Kimberley Poland/South Elk Garden


NOVEMBER 2015

Click on link for Charge Conf Schedule: '15 Charge Conference Schedule-charge order.xls

01        Daylights Savings Time ends

06-08   CABINET RETREAT - DS OUT OF OFFICE

11-13   Cabinet - WPA

17       CLERGY/MATES GATHERING @ St. John's (Pendleton-Grant Charge)

              9:30 am- Gathering

            10:00 am- Meeting

19-21  Cabinet with West Virginia Annual Conference BOOM

26-27  Thanksgiving Holiday - OFFICE CLOSED

 

DECEMBER 2015

05         CLERGY/FAMILY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION @ Trinity (Piedmont) UMC 26750

               11 - Gather for fellowship

               12 - Luncheon

09-11    DS at Cabinet meeting

24         Christmas Eve - OFFICE CLOSED

25         Christmas Day - OFFICE CLOSED

24-

Jan 4    Adm Asst on Vacation

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2016

JANUARY 2016
01       New Year's Day - OFFICE CLOSED
08       10 am - dCOM meeting @ Duffey Memorial UMC, Moorefield, WV (more info coming)
              (Jan 15th snow date)
11-15  DS @ Cabinet meeting
18       Martin Luther King Day - OFFICE CLOSED
26-27  DS @ Cabinet meeting


FEBRUARY 2016
04       10 am - dCOM meeting @ Grove Street UMC, Petersburg WV (more info to come)
14       Valentines Day
15       Presidents Day - OFFICE CLOSED
16-18  DS @ Cabinet meeting
23       CLERGY-MATES GATHERING @ Trinity (Piedmont)
              9:30 am - Gathering
            10:00 am - Meeting
            Noon - Lunch
27       3rd ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE to benefit C.O.M.E. #875 @ Mt. Storm (more info forthcoming)
           Click on link for flyer (your churches can start collecting now)
           Polar Plunge 2016 Flyer.doc
29-
Mar 2  DS @ Cabinet meeting


MARCH 2016
06     4 pm -STOP HUNGER NOW-Youth Meal Packing Event@ BUMFS Gym
            More info forthcoming; also a Facebook page is being set up for this event-check back!!           
08      10 am - dCOM meeting @ Trinity UMC, Piedmont WV (more info coming)
13
      Daylight Savings Time
14-16 DS @ Cabinet meeting     
25      GOOD FRIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
27      Easter Sunday
28      EASTER MONDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

       
APRIL 2016

04-06  DS @ Cabinet meeting

08-09  2016 SPRING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

12       CLERGY/MATES GATHERING @ St. Johns UMC, Parsons, WV

            9:30 am - Gathering

           12:00 pm - Lunch

15-17  DISTRICT CLERGY RETREAT @ Blackwater Falls State Park, Rt 29, Davis WV 26260

18-20  DS @ Cabinet meeting

23         FINANCIAL OFFICER WORKSHOP

               8:30 AM - 3:30 PM-Clergy/Treasurer/Financial Officer Workshop @ TBA

               Jim Berner, Conference Treasurer, speaker concerning financial matters.
               Please click on link for a proposed agenda for the day:
               Financial Leadership Training 3-14-15 and 8-15-15.doc

MAY 2016
01-03      DS @ Cabinet meeting
08           Mother's Day
15           DISTRICT CONFERENCE & C.O.M.E. @ BUMFS Gym, Burlington WV      
23-25
      DS @ Cabinet meeting
30             Memorial Day - OFFICE CLOSED

JUNE 2016
09-12       ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE, BUCKHANNON WV
19           Father's Day
20-21      DS @ Cabinet meeting

JULY 2016
04          INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
20-21     DS @ Cabinet meeting (tentative)

AUGUST 2016
01-03     DS @ Cabinet meeting (tentative)

SEPTEMBER 2016
05         LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
12-14    DS @ Cabinet meeting

OCTOBER 2016
02-05   DS @ Cabinet meeting
10        COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

NOVEMBER 2016
02-04  DS @ Cabinet meeting
06       Day Savings Time ends
08       Election Day
24-25  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

DECEMBER 2016
23-      Adm Assistant out of office for Christmas/New Years Vacation
Jan 03
24       CHRISTMAS EVE
25       CHRISTMAS DAY