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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

JULY 2016
21-23     UMW MISSION U (School of Christian Mission) @ WV Wesleyan, Buckhannon, WV
                Click on link for Conference website - Mission u information
http://wvumc.org/Events/July-2016/Mission-u
23          10 am-2 pm - DISTRICT LEAD TEAM MEETING @ Wardensville UMC
25-29     Adm Asst Barb Scott - Vacation, Out of Office

AUGUST 2016
01-03     DS @ Cabinet meeting (tentative)
08          Noon - Cooperative Parish Coordinators' meeting @ Main Street Grill, Romney WV
09          6 pm @ Denny's in Keyser, WV - Preparation meeting for new pastors or those needing help 
                preparing charge conference forms. An email was sent to those invited to attend; please RSVP
                early if you plan to attend this cc prep meeting.
20          DISTRICT CLERGY/FAMILY PICNIC @ Seneca Caverns, Riverton WV
                (Charge Conference Packets will hopefully be handed out this day)
              Click on link for info and registration form:
              2016 Clergy Family Picnic-Seneca Caverns 8-20-16.doc
              Click on link for more information about and driving directions to Seneca Caverns:
              http://senecacaverns.com/
22          CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ District Office (See Clergy Interviews page)
24          CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ District Office (See Clergy Interviews page)
26          CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ District Office (See Clergy Interviews page)
30          10 am - 2 pm - dCOM Training Meeting led by Dr. Bonnie MacDonald, Director of
                 Leadership Formation & Ministry. (Location TBA - most likely Romney area) - all dCOM
                 committee members should try to attend to be prepared for upcoming interviews, etc.

SEPTEMBER 2016
05         LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
09         CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ District Office (See Clergy Interviews page)
10         CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ District Office (See Clergy Interviews page)
10         9:30 am - UMW FALL MEETING @ White UMC, Garrett Highlands Charge
12         CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ St. Paul's (Oakland) UMC (See Clergy Interviews page)
12-14    DS @ Cabinet meeting
13         11 AM - MINISTERS MATES LUNCHEON @ Main Street Grill, Romney, WV
15-17    BISHOP'S SUMMIT ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
               http://wvumc.org/Events/September-2016/Bishop-s-Summit-on-Diversity-and-Inclusion
19         CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ Blackwater State Park Lodge (See Clergy Interviews page)
20         CLERGY-MATES GATHERING @ Deer Park UMC
               9:30 am - Gathering
              12 Noon - Luncheon
21-23    DS @ Cabinet meeting
23-25    UMW MINISTERS/MATES FELLOWSHIP, John XXIII Center, Charleston, WV
               http://wvumc.org/Events/September-2016/Minister-s-Mates-Wives-Fellowship
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)
30        
CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ BUMFS (during apple harvest work week) (See Clergy Interviews page)

OCTOBER 2016
02-05   DS @ Cabinet meeting
07-08   2016 FALL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY @ First UMC, Keyser WV
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.
10        COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
15        11 AM - MINISTERS MATES LUNCHEON @ Uno's, Deep Creek Lake, MD
17-20   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
25        dCOM INTERVIEWS @ Duffey Memorial UMC, 100 North Elm Street, Moorefield, WV 26836
               (schedule will be sent for those seeking approval for continuation as candidates)

NOVEMBER 2016
01       11 AM - MINISTERS MATES LUNCHEON @ Little Sandy's, Parsons, WV
02-04  DS @ Cabinet meeting
06       Daylight Savings Time ends
08       Election Day
15       CLERGY/MATES GATHERING (tentative) @ Wardensville UMC
              9:30 am - Gathering/Fellowship
            10:00 am - Worship
            11:00 am - Resourcing
            Noon       - Lunch
24-25  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

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

2017 (Looking ahead)

JANUARY 2017
02         NEW YEARS HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
16         MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
21         9 am -  3 pm - DISTRICT OFFICER/LEADER TRAINING EVENT @ Duffey Memorial UMC,
               Moorefield, WV 26736

FEBRUARY 2017
20        PRESIDENTS DAY - OFFICE CLOSED

MARCH 2017
12        Daylight Savings Time - turn clocks ahead (spring forward)

APRIL 2017
04       CLERGY/MATES GATHERING (Location TBA)
             9:30 am Gathering/Fellowship
            10:00 am Worship
            11:00 am Resourcing
            Noon       Lunch
14       GOOD FRIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
16       Easter Sunday
17       EASTER MONDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
28-30  DISTRICT CLERGY/FAMILY RETREAT @ Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis WV
             (Bill and Jane Wilson to lead - tentative)

MAY 2017
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
29      MEMORIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED

JUNE 2017


JULY 2017
03-04  INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

AUGUST 2017


SEPTEMBER 2017
04      LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED  

OCTOBER 2017
09     COLUMBUS DAY

NOVEMBER 2017
05     Daylight Savings Time-turn clocks back (Fall back)
11     VETERAN'S DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
23-24 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

DECEMBER 2017
24     CHRISTMAS EVE
25     CHRISTMAS DAY
24-
Jan 2 Adm Asst, Barb Scott out of office - OFFICE CLOSED