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Michael E. Estep, District Superintendent

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NOTE: The DS will be visiting churches on most Sundays
 
2014
 
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)
Oct 14-16, 2014
Nov 13-15, 2014
Dec 03-15, 2014    
              
SEPTEMBER 2014(See 2014 Charge Conference Schedule at the end of 2014 Calendar)
                              (See 2014 Clergy Interview Schedule under "ClergyInterviewScheduleQuestions")
17      7 PM CC - Augusta Charge
18      9:30 AM - Order of Elders Day Apart @ WV Wesleyan on 3rd floor of Student Center.
             Bishop Steiner Ball will be preaching and a guest will provide a conuing formation/education session.
           7 PM CC - Burlington Charge
19      10 AM-1PM - DCOM Committee - orientation and planning meeting
20       9:30 AM Registration-United Methodist Women's District Fall Meeting @ Trinity UMC,
              Fort Ashby, WV. Guest Speaker: Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball   
20     6 PM - DISTRICT YOUTH MINISTRIES RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING - all Clergy, Youth Leaders & 
             Youth are Invited to Attend!!! @ Keyser Grace UMC, Keyser, WV.
             Click on link for an invitation from the District Superintendent:
21     after Worship CC - Duffey Memorial Charge
          2 PM CC - Baker Charge
          4 PM CC - Mathias Charge
          7 PM CC - Wardensville Charge
22      7 PM CC - Open Door Ministries Charge
23      7 PM CC - Mill Creek Valley Charge
25-
Oct 4  Burlington Apple Harvest Festival Work Week
               Click on following link for a work schedule:
26-28   UM MINISTERS MATES FELLOWSHIP @ John XXIII Center, 100 Hodges
           Road, Charleston WV. Click on link for brochure, including housing, meals, schedule &
                Registration Form:
27       1:00 PM-Retired Clergy Appreciation Luncheon @ Hen House Restaurant,
             18072 National Pike, Frostburg MD 21532
              The District Clergy Leadership Dev and Ministries Team will host an
              Appreciation Luncheon for all retired Clergy, Spouses & Surviving Spouses.
              Gather @ 12:30 pm and plan to be seated by 1:00 pm. The Luncheon is on
              the District and you will order from the menu. Please RSVP by Sept 19, 2014.
              You can visit their site @ www.henhouserestaurant.com (Note: Hen House
              does not open on Saturdays until 12 Noon.)
27      9 AM-4 PM UMVIM - WV Volunteers in Mission Team Leader Training
            Click on link for flyer: UMVIM Mission Team Leader Training 9-27-14 Ebenezer UMC.doc
            pdf version of flyer: UMVIM Mission Team Leader Training 9-27-14 Ebenezer UMC-pdf.pdf
28      2 PM CC - Bloomington Charge
          4 PM CC - Trinity-Waldon (Piedmont) Charge
          7 PM CC - Keyser-Faith Charge
29      Clergy Interviews @ Burlington (check schedule)
30      Clergy Interviews @ Burlington (check schedule)
 
OCTOBER 2014(See 2014 Charge Conference Schedule at the end of 2014 Calendar)
                          (See 2014 Clergy Interview Schedule under "ClergyInterviewScheduleQuestions")
           OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH!!
01       7 PM CC - South Elk Garden Charge
02       7 PM CC - NE Garrett Charge
           Clergy Interviews @ Burlington (check schedule)
03       Clergy Interviews @ Burlington (check schedule)
01-04 Burlington Apple Harvest Festival Work Week - see schedule above
04-05 Burlington Apple Harvest Festival weekend
05       World Communion Sunday
05       after Worship CC - South Fork Charge
           2 PM CC - MtTop Min Charge
           4 PM CC - Allegheny Charge
           7 PM CC - Riverton Charge
06       7 PM CC - Bayard-Mt Storm Charge
           District Lead Team meeting
07      7 PM CC - St George Charge
08      Clergy Interviews @ District Office (check schedule)
09      Clergy Interviews @ District Office (check schedule)
10-11 2014 Fall Christian Academy @ First UMC, 32 N Davis Street, Keyser WV 26726
             Link for brochure:Christian Academy Brochure - Fall 2014.pdf
12       Children's Sabbath & Undie Sunday
12       Bishop Steiner Ball speaking on the Mill Creek Charge
            3 PM CC - Blackwater Charge
            4:30 PM CC - Hamrick Charge
            7 PM CC - St Johns (Parsons) Charge
13       Columbus Day - OFFICE CLOSED
14-16  2014 CLERGY SCHOOL:Proclaiming the Gospel with a 21st Century Mindset and Tools
               at John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston WV
               Click on following link for Registration Form, Schedule and Housing Information:
14-16  Cabinet Meeting - DS out of office
16        7 PM CC - Albright
18        Covenant Council at Spring Heights
19        Laity Sunday
            2 PM CC - Friendsville Charge
            4 PM CC - Grantsville Charge
            7 PM CC - Hoyes-McHenry Charge
21        CLERGY/MATES GATHERING @ MAIN STREET UMC, PETERSBURG, WV
              Rev. Dr. Bonnie MacDonald, Director of Leadership Formation & Ministry Support for the WV
              Conference will be speaking about habits that will enhance spiritual health and vitality.
              Click on link for more info: Clergy Mates Gatherings-Fall 2014 flyer.doc
             7 PM CC - Elk Garden Charge
22        7 PM CC - Trinity (Keyser) Charge
23        7 PM CC - Pendleton-Grant Charge
24-25  WV UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S ANNUAL MEETING @ Lakeview Resort, Morgantown WV
              "Changing Lives One at a Time - Make it Happen", Keynote Speaker: Gail Losch
              Click on link for brochure & registration form:
            5 pm - Cabinet Retreat to be in Potomac Highlands District
26       Ministry Exploration Sunday
            after Worship
            2 PM CC - First (Terra Alta) Charge
            4 PM CC - Trinity (Terra Alta) Charge
            7 PM CC - Faith (Cranesville) Charge
 
NOVEMBER 2014(See 2014 Charge Conference Schedule at the end of 2014 Calendar)
                             (See 2014 Clergy Interview Schedule under "ClergyInterviewScheduleQuestions")
01      District Lead Team meeting @ Asbury UMC, Moorefield, WV
02      Day of Remembrance
          Daylight Saving Time ends
           after Worship CC - Wesley (Kingwood) Charge
           2 PM CC - Otterbein (Kingwood) Charge
           4 PM CC - Rowlesburg Charge
           7 PM CC - South Preston Charge
03      6 PM CC - Grace (Keyser) Charge
04      Election Day
          7 PM CC - Rees Chapel-Laurel Dale Charge
05      6 PM CC - First (Parsons) Charge
          7 PM CC - St Pauls (Parsons) Charge
06      Clergy Interviews @ Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge
09      Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness
          after Worship CC - Garrett Highlands Charge
          4 PM CC - Paradise
          5:30 PM CC - Swanton-Kitzmiller Charge
          7 PM CC - St Pauls (Oakland) Charge
11      Veterans Day - OFFICE CLOSED
13-15 Cabinet meeting - DS out of office 
16      after Worship CC - Main Street (Petersburg) Charg
          2 PM CC - Grove Street (Petersburg) Charge
          4 PM CC - North Branch Charge
          7 PM CC - South Branch Charge
17-20  Duke seminar - DS out of office
23      after Worship CC - Wesley Chapel (Short Gap) Charge
27-28 Thanksgiving Holiday - OFFICE CLOSED
30      United Methodist Student Day
 
DECEMBER 2014
03-05  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
05        District Lead Team web x call
06        District Christmas Family Celebration @ Grove Street UMC, Petersburg WV
07        Chg Conf after Worship-Mt Lake Park-Bethel Charge
13        Clergy Interviews @ District Office (make-up/optional date - see shedule)
14        Deadline: Return form to District Office with Clergy Move Request (or not) by both Clergy & PPRC
24-25  Christmas Holiday - OFFICE CLOSED 
 
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                                             2014 CHARGE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
POTOMAC HIGHLANDS DISTRICT
 

 DAY

            DATE

                       TIME

       LOCATION

         CHARGE/PASTOR

Tues

09/09/14

7:00 PM

Central UMC

Capon Bridge/Chris Duckworth

Wed

09/10/14

7:00 PM

Shiloh UMC

Cacapon/Michael Funkhouser

Thur

09/11/14

7:00 PM

Antioch UMC

Antioch/Gwen Wolford

Sun

09/14/14

after Worship

First (Romney) UMC

First (Romney)/Roy Knight

2:00 PM

Island Hill UMC

Hampshire/Steve Davis

4:00 PM

Ebenezer UMC

Ebenezer-Springfield/Cappy

7:00 PM

Forest Glen UMC

Forest Glen-St Paul's/Joyce Anderson

Tues

09/16/14

7:00 PM

Centenary UMC

Fort Ashby/Mark Hickman

Wed

09/17/14

7:00 PM

AugustaUMC

Augusta/Deborah Shreve

Thurs

09/18/14

7:00 PM

Burlington UMC

Burlington/Rich Hogg

Sun

09/21/14

after Worship

Duffey Memorial UMC

Duffey Memorial/Jay Parkins

2:00 PM

Sperry's Run UMC

Baker/Loretta Brinker

4:00 PM

Lost River UMC

Mathias/Kelly Simmons

7:00 PM

Wardensville UMC

Wardensville/Carl Van Stavern

Mon

09/22/14

7:00 PM

Asbury UMC

Open Door Ministries/Becky Van Stavern

Tues

09/23/14

7:00 PM

Mt Olive UMC

Mill Creek Valley/Wade Sirk

Sun

09/28/14

2:00 PM

Bloomington UMC

Bloomington/Gary Rankin

4:00 PM

Trinity (Piedmont) UMC

Trinity-Waldon (Piedmont)/Steve Grimes

7:00 PM

Calvary UMC

Keyser-Faith/Judi Stump & Vicki Minnich

Wed

10/01/14

7:00 PM

Sulphur UMC

South Elk Garden/Kim Poland

Thurs

10/02/14

7:00 PM

Mt Zion UMC

Northeast Garrett/Dan Agnew

Sun

10/05/14

after Worship

Zion UMC

South Fork /Cindy Skinner

2:00 PM

Main Street (Franklin) UMC

Mountaintop Ministries/Kelly Martin

4:00 PM

North Dry Run UMC

Allegheny/Earl Bible

7:00 PM

Riverton UMC

Riverton/Bob Baer

Mon

10/06/14

7:00 PM

Mt Storm UMC

Bayard-Mt. Storm/Becky Bennett

Tues

10/07/14

7:00 PM

St George UMC

St. George/Neal Precht & Brad Barton

Sun

10/12/14

3:00 PM

Davis UMC

Blackwater/Neil Parsons

4:30 PM

Hendricks UMC

Hamrick/Susan & Loren Metzner

7:00 PM

St Johns (Parsons) UMC

St. John's (Parsons)/Phil Dent

Thurs

10/16/14

7:00 PM

Albright UMC

Albright/Joseph Paris

Sun

10/19/14

2:00 PM

Friendsville UMC

Friendsville/Tim Bittinger

4:00 PM

St Pauls (Grantsville) UMC

Grantsville/Jenna Moon

7:00 PM

Hoyes UMC

Hoyes-McHenry/Jonathan Moon

Tues

10/21/14

7:00 PM

Nethken Hill UMC

Elk Garden/Shirley Reed

Wed

10/22/14

7:00 PM

Headsville UMC

Trinity (Keyser)/Brenda Shreve

Thurs

10/23/14

7:00 PM

Gordon Chapel UMC

Pendleton-Grant/Gary Reed

Sun

10/26/14

after Worship

Aurora UMC

Aurora/Cheryl George

2:00 PM

First (Terra Alta) UMC

First (Terra Alta)/Jody Carroll

4:00 PM

Trinity (Terra Alta) UMC

Trinity (Terra Alta)/Eric Beeman

7:00 PM

Faith (Cranesville) UMC

Faith (Cranesville)/Larry Anderson

Sun

11/02/14

after Worship

Wesley (Kingwood) UMC

Wesley (Kingwood)/Paul Rebelo

2:00 PM

Otterbein (Kingwood) UMC

Otterbein (Kingwood)/Ernie Metheny

4:00 PM

Christ UMC

Rowlesburg/Harold George

7:00 PM

Etam UMC

South Preston/Justin Jones

Mon

11/03/14

6:30 PM

Grace (Keyser) UMC

Grace (Keyser)/Jim McCune

Tues

11/04/14

7:00 PM

Rees Chapel UMC

Rees Chapel-Laurel Dale/Stephon Reed

Wed

11/05/14

6:00 PM

First (Parsons) UMC

First (Parsons)/Jeff Anderson

7:00 PM

St Pauls (Parsons) UMC

St. Paul's (Parsons)/Mike Lantz

Sun

11/09/14

after Worship

Deer Park UMC

Garrett Highlands/Barbara Rexroad

4:00 PM

Paradise UMC

Paradise/Sam Wachter

5:30 PM

Swanton-Otterbein UMC

Swanton-Kitzmiller/Carl Lee

7:00 PM

St Pauls (Oakland) UMC

St. Paul's (Oakland)/Matthew Paugh

Sun

11/16/14

after Worship

Main St (Petersburg) UMC

Main Street (Petersburg)/Nathan Epling

2:00 PM

Grove Street UMC

Grove Street (Petersburg)/Bill Brown

4:00 PM

Fout Memorial UMC (Maysville)

North Branch/Joe Gerstell

7:00 PM

Lahmansville UMC

South Branch/Roger & Ann Harrison

Sun

11/23/14

after Worship

Wesley Chapel (SGap) UMC

Wesley Chapel (Short Gap)/Scott Knowlton

Sun                 12/07/14   after Worship              Mt Lake Park-Bethel UMC                          Mt Lake Park-Bethel/Jeff Zickefoose
 
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COMING UP IN 2015
 
JANUARY 2015
01        New Years Day - OFFICE CLOSED
15-16  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
19        Martin Luther King's Birthday - OFFICE CLOSED
26-28  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
 
FEBRUARY 2015
02-03  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
14        Valentine's Day
16        President's Day - OFFICE CLOSED
23-25  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
 
MARCH 2015
05-06  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
07        Covenant Council
08        Daylight Savings time
14        Clergy/Treasurer/Financial Officer Workshop (time & place TBA)
               Jim Berner, Conference Treasurer, speaker concerning financial matters.
               Please click on link for a proposed agenda for the day:
16-18  Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
17        Clergy Gathering
29        Palm Sunday
30-
Apr 1   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
 
APRIL 2015
01         Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
03         Good Friday - OFFICE CLOSED
05         Resurrection Sunday
06         Easter Monday - OFFICE CLOSED
13-15   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office 
24-26   CLERGY/SPOUSE RETREAT @ CANAAN VALLEY RESORT
                 Please put on your calendar and plan to join us - more info forthcoming! 
27-29   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office
 

MAY 2015

10         Mother's Day

12-14   Cabinet meeting - DS out of office

25         Memorial Day - OFFICE CLOSED

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

30         Covenant Council

 

JUNE 2015

08-14   WV ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ West Virginia Wesleyn College,

                 Buckhannon, WV

21        Father's Day

 

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

 

JULY 2015

03         Independence Day holiday - OFFICE CLOSED

04         Independence Day

 

AUGUST 2015

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

07        Labor Day - OFFICE CLOSED

 

OCTOBER 2015

12        Columbus Day

 

NOVEMBER 2015

01        Daylights Savings Time ends

07        Clergy/Treasurer/Financial Officer Workshop (time & place TBA)

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

26-27  Thanksgiving Holiday - OFFICE CLOSED

 

DECEMBER 2015 

24         Christmas Eve - OFFICE CLOSED

25         Christmas Day - OFFICE CLOSED