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The Potomac Highlands District of the United Methodist Church

Michael E. Estep, District Superintendent

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NOTE: The DS will be visiting churches on most Sundays

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                                          2016

SEPTEMBER 2016
23-25    UMW MINISTERS/MATES FELLOWSHIP, John XXIII Center, Charleston, WV
               http://wvumc.org/Events/September-2016/Minister-s-Mates-Wives-Fellowship
24         10:00 am - DISTRICT LEAD TEAM MEETING @ the Chapel at BUMFS
25         1:00 pm - CC @ Main St (Franklin) UMC - MtTop Ministries/Michael A Loudermilk
             3:00 pm - CC @ Riverside UMC - South Fork/Anna M Efew
             6:00 pm - CCs @ Riverton UMC - Allegheny/Earl B Bible
                                                                   Riverton/Cynthia L Skinner
26         CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS (during apple harvest work week) (See Clergy Interviews page)
27        
CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS (during apple harvest work week) (See Clergy Interviews page)
28        
CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS (during apple harvest work week) (See Clergy Interviews page)
29        
CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS (during apple harvest work week) (See Clergy Interviews page)
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CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS (during apple harvest work week) (See Clergy Interviews page)

OCTOBER 2016
02        2:00 pm - CC @ Lahmansville - South Branch/Mary Elizabeth Jacobson
            4:00 pm - CCs @ Main St (Petersburg) UMC - St Paul (Williamsport)/Robert & Ann Harrison
                                                                                      Bayard-Mt Storm/Rebecca L Bennett
                                                                                      Grove Street/Lasrry A Hakes
                                                                                       Main Street (Petersburg)/Nathan R Epling
                                                                                       North Branch/Joseph E Gerstell
                                                                                       Pendleton-Grant/Gary W Reed
03-05   DS @ Cabinet meeting
07-08   2016 FALL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY @ First UMC, Keyser WV
              
Click on link for registration form and further information on classes, etc.
               Christian Academy Brochure-Fall 2016.pdf
08-09   Garrett County Youth Training Event-the Annual Conference's new Youth & Outdoor Ministry
               Coor, Shea James, will be at this training. Shea will speak at St Paul's UMC Sat morning;
               on Sunday she will speak at a time and place TBA at a North Garrett Parish worship service.
               This 2-day "Youth Ministry 101" event is open to anyone interested in growing their youth
               ministry. Please contact Rev. Samuel Wachter for more information.
09        4:00 pm - CCs @ First (Parsons) UMC - Blackwater/Neil L Parsons
                                                                             First (Parsons)/William R Brown
                                                                             Hamrick/Loren D & Susan V Metzner
                                                                             St George/Bradley S Barton
                                                                             St Johns (Parsons)/Philip R Dent
                                                                             St Pauls (Parsons)/J Michael Lantz
09        UNDIE SUNDAY at all UM churches (please collect them at your churches and then they can be
               brought to the District Office for distribution)
13        7:00 pm - CC @ Cove Chapel UMC - Mathias/Martin C Straley
15        11:00 am - MINISTERS MATES LUNCHEON @ Uno's, Deep Creek Lake, MD
15-16   BUMFS "SLEEP OUT" hosted by Pathways Transitional Living
              Click on link to learn more and also register:
              BUMFS-Sleep Out Oct 15-16 2016.pdf
16        3:00 pm - CCs @ Sperry's Run UMC - Baker/Loretta J Brinker
                                                                         Open Door Min/Rebecca S Van Stavern & Duke Nelson
                                                                         Wardensville/Wm Carl Van Stavern
            5:00 pm - CC - Duffey Memorial/S Jeff Anderson
17-18   DS @ Cabinet Meeting
17-20   CLERGY SCHOOL
21-22   UMW ANNUAL MEETING @ Bridgeport UMC - Gail Losch, Keynote Speaker
              http://wvumc.org/Events/October-2016/UMW-Annual-Meeting
              For more info & registration form-click on link:
              UMW Conference Annual Meeting @ Bridgeport UMC Oct 21-23 2016.pdf
23        1:00 pm - CCs @ First (Keyser) UMC - Bloomington/Gary N Rankin
                                                                           Keyser-Faith/Shirley J Reed & Wayne R Gosnell
                                                                           Rees Chapel/Stephon R Reed
                                                                           Trinity-Waldon (Piedmont)/Steve l Grimes
            3:00 pm - CCs @ Antioch UMC - Antioch/D Gwen Wolford
                                                                 Trinity (Keyser)/Brenda E Shreve
24        7:00 pm - CC @ Hartmansville UMC - South Elk Garden/Kimberley M Poland
24        10:00 am - DISTRICT LEAD TEAM MEETING @ Aurora UMC
25        7:00 pm - CC @ Burlington UMC - Burlington/Travis S Liller
25        dCOM INTERVIEWS @ St. Paul's UMC, Oakland, MD
               (schedule will be sent for those seeking approval for continuation as candidates)
27        7:00 pm - CC @ Grace (Keyser) UMC - Grace (Keyser)/Lauren A Godwin
30        4:00 pm - CCs @ Wesley (Kingwood) UMC - Albright/Lucinda K Lee
                                                                                    Aurora/Cheryl L George
                                                                                    Faith (Cranesville)/Lasrry A Anderson
                                                                                    First-Otterbein (Preston)/Charles W May
                                                                                    Rowlesburg/Harold D George
                                                                                    South Preston/Justin H Jones
                                                                                    Trinity (Terra Alta)/L Eric Beeman
                                                                                     Wesley (Kingwood)/Paul G Rebelo

NOVEMBER 2016
01       11 AM - MINISTERS MATES LUNCHEON @ Little Andi's, Parsons, WV
02-04  DS @ Cabinet meeting (Jacksonville, FL)
06       Daylight Savings Time ends
08       Election Day
10-11  DS @ CABINET w/BOOM
12       6:00 pm - DISTRICT LAY LEADERSHIP TEAM @ First (Keyser) UMC
13       9:00 am - CC @ Laurel Dale/Thomas F Matthews
           3:00 pm - CCs @ Ebenezer UMC - Augusta/Deborah L Shreve
                                                                   Cacapon/Michael K Funkhouser
                                                                   Capon Bridge/A Alanna McGuinn
                                                                   Ebenezer-Springfield/Kenneth D Caplinger
                                                                    Hampshire-Steven D Davis
                                                                    Mill Creek Valley/Wade L Sirk
15       9:00 am-3:00 pm - CLERGY/MATES GATHERING @ Wardensville UMC, Wardensville WV
              Focus for the day will be "From Strength to Strength: Asset-based Ministry." Joining us
              will be Dr. Lynne Caldwell, pastor and professor. Click on link for flyer:
              Clergy-Mates Gathering 11-15-16 at Wardensville-Strength to Strength-1.doc
              9:30 am - Gathering/Fellowship
            10:00 am - Worship
            11:00 am - Resourcing
            Noon       - Lunch
18-20   FALL WORKSHOP @ Cedar Lakes Conference Center
              Click on link for more info and registration:
              http://www.wvumc.org/about/youth/FallWorkshop
19        10:00 am - DISTRICT LEAD TEAM MEETING @ First (Romney) UMC
             Child Protection Standards Training @ Grace UMC, Keyser WV 26726, to be led by
               April Forkey (time and more info forthcoming)
24-25  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

DECEMBER 2016
03       DISTRICT CLERGY/FAMILY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON @ Main Street (Petersburg) UMC
04       BISHOP IN THE DISTRICT @ South Branch Charge
07-09  DS @ Cabinet meeting
24-      Adm Assistant out of office for Christmas/New Years Vacation
Jan 02
24       CHRISTMAS EVE
25       CHRISTMAS DAY

2017 (Looking ahead)

JANUARY 2017
02         NEW YEARS HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
10-13    DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF  OFFICE
16         MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
19-20    DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
21         9 am -  3 pm - DISTRICT OFFICER/LEADER TRAINING EVENT @ Duffey Memorial UMC,
               Moorefield, WV 26736

FEBRUARY 2017
06-08    DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
14         CLERGY/MATES GATHERING @ BUMFS
21-23    DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
25         2017 POLAR PLUNGE @ Mt. Storm Lake (time to be announced)
               Refreshments at Mt. Storm UMC

MARCH 2017
06-08   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
12        Daylight Savings Time - turn clocks ahead (spring forward)
18-21   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
27-29   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE

APRIL 2017
04       CLERGY/MATES GATHERING (Location TBA)
             9:30 am Gathering/Fellowship
            10:00 am Worship
            11:00 am Resourcing
            Noon       Lunch
08       UMW SPRING MEETING @ First (Keyser) UMC
10-11  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
14       GOOD FRIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
16       Easter Sunday
23-25  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
28-30  DISTRICT CLERGY/FAMILY RETREAT @ Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis WV
             (Bill and Jane Wilson to lead - tentative)

MAY 2017
10-12 DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
18      UMW DAY APART @ Springfield
20      9 AM-Noon or 1-4 PM (we'll let you know)- CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING with April Forkey-
            time and location TBA as time draws nearer
22-24 DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
29      MEMORIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED

JUNE 2017
05-11  DS @ CABINET MEETING & ANNUAL CONFERENCE-OUT OF OFFICE
08-11  ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ WV Wesleyan, Buckhannon, WV
15-16  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE

JULY 2017
03       Barb out of office  
04       INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
24-28  DS @ CABINET MISSION TRIP OR
31-
Aug 4  DS @ CABINET MISSION TRIP-OUT OF OFFICE

AUGUST 2017
01-04   DS @ CABINET MISSION TRIP-OUT OF OFFICE

SEPTEMBER 2017
04       LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
05-07  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
15-17  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE 
23       UMW FALL MEETING @ Grove Street UMC, Petersburg WV

OCTOBER 2017
02-04   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
09        Barb out of office

NOVEMBER 2017
05        Daylight Savings Time-turn clocks back (Fall back)
13-15   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
23-24   THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

DECEMBER 2017
06-08  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
24       CHRISTMAS EVE
25       CHRISTMAS DAY
24-
Jan 2   Adm Asst, Barb Scott out of office - OFFICE CLOSED