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The Potomac Highlands District of the United Methodist Church

Michael E. Estep, District Superintendent

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Keep up with the WV Annual Conference Events and other misc. information at www.wvumc.org  

NOTE: The DS will be visiting churches on most Sundays
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                                          2017

FEBRUARY 2017
21-23    10 am - DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
25         11:00 am - 2017 POLAR PLUNGE @ Mt. Storm Lake, Rt. 42, Mt Storm WV
               Pledge either for your preacher to plunge or stay dry. Plunge or support a plunger!!
               Noon - Refreshments at Mt. Storm UMC after "the Plunge"
               Click on links for brochure and Pledge Sheet:
               (All checks to be made payable on church check to Conference Treasurer, on Memo Line 
                C.O.M.E.#875, Church Name & Number) 

                PHD 2017 Polar Plunge Brochure.docx
                Polar Plunge 2017-Pledge Sheet C.O.M.E..docx
28         YEAR END REPORTS due to District Office, 97 Goldsborough Ave., Romney WV 26757
               Find these reports on this website under "ChgConfFormsInfo" - zip or pdf form (these
               forms end with "due 2-28"

MARCH 2017
03-04   DISTRICT LEAD TEAM RETREAT @ Blackwater Falls Resort, Davis WV
05        RISE AGAINST HUNGER MEAL PACKING EVENT @ Keyser High School
              3:00 PM - Set up time
              4:00 PM - Start time
              # of meals to be packed 20,000
              Amount that needs to be raised $5,800
              Checks to be written to "Potomac Highlands District"; on Memo Line put "Rise Against Hunger-2017
                 & Church Name" - bring checks to the event
              Click on link for flyer: Rise Against Hunger poster 3-5-17 at Keyser HS (2).doc
              Click on link to go to direct link that gives information about a Rise Against Hunger meal packing event:
              http://www.riseagainsthunger.org/
06-08   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
10-11   SPRING 2017 CHRISTIAN LAY ACADEMY @ First UMC, Keyser WV 26757
               For brochure and registration, click on link:
               Christian Lay Academy Brochure-Spring 2017.pdf
10-11   Spiritual Formation Retreat - March 10-11, 2017 @ John 23rd Pastoral Center, Charleston WV
              For more info & registration, click on link:
              Spiritual Formation Retreat-March 10-11 2017 Registration.doc
12        Daylight Savings Time - turn clocks ahead (spring forward)
13-17   Adm Asst, Barb Scott, out of office on Vacation!!
14        dCOM Yearly Interviews of LLPs @ Grove Street UMC, Petersburg WV 26847
               There are 2 separate LLP interview dates in March, so check to see if your name is on
                the March 14th or March 28th schedule.
               Click on link for March 14 dCOM Interview Schedule:
               dCOM Interview Schedule 3-14-17 at Grove Street Petersburg.xls
17-19   COURSE OF STUDY - SPRING TERM @ Spring Heights, Spencer, WV
              For more information, click on link:
              http://wvumc.org/Events/March-2017/Course-of-Study-Spring-Term
18-21   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
28        dCOM Yearly Interviews of LLPs @ Mt. Lake Park-Bethel UMC, Mt Lake Park, MD
               Click on link for March 28 dCOM Interview Schedule:
               dCOM Interview Schedule 3-28-17 at Bethel-Mtn Lake Park.xls
31-
April1   "Reaching New People" Event @ Grace UMC, Keyser, WV.
               Click on link for more information and registration:
               http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edolmzxfbb251c8b&llr=q7ry5rcab&showPage=true

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
20       BUMFS Board Committee Meetings (if needed)
             10:00 am - Audit
             11:00 am - Board Development
             12:30 pm - Finance/Resource Development
21-23  Course of Study Spring Term @ Spring Heights, Spencer WV-more information click link:
              http://wvumc.org/Events/April-2017/Course-of-Study-Spring-Term
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)
29-
May 6   PMLS @ Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center, Huttonsville, WV-more info, click on link:
               http://wvumc.org/Events/April-2017/Pastoral-Ministry-Licensing-School

MAY 2017
07      3:00 PM - DISTRICT CONFERENCE & C.O.M.E. @ BUMFS Gym, Burlington, WV
10-12 DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
18      UMW DAY APART @ Springfield
18      BUMFS Board of Trustee Meeting
            Noon - Lunch
            12:30 pm - Training
              1:00 pm - Meeting
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  WV ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ WV Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
             Click on link for District Breakfast reservation form:
             BREAKFAST PH DISTRICT ANNUAL CONF-2017 RESERVATIONS.doc
15-16  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
22-25  RALLY ON THE MOUNTAIN Youth Event @
           MOVE OUT DAY for outgoing moving clergy
           MOVE IN DAY for incoming moving clergy

JULY 2017
03-04  INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
20-22  MISSION U @ WV Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV - click on link for info:
             http://wvumc.org/Events/July-2017/Mission-u
24-28  DS @ CABINET MISSION TRIP

AUGUST 2017
19       DISTRICT CLERGY-FAMILY PICNIC (mark your calendars now!-more information forthcoming)
             (2017 Charge Conference packets should be available for pick up this day)
            
SEPTEMBER 2017
04       LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
05-07  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
15-17  DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
22-24  MINISTERS' MATES FELLOWSHIP
             (Online registration will be available on Conference Website at www.wvumc.org) 
23       UMW FALL MEETING @ Grove Street UMC, Petersburg WV

OCTOBER 2017
02-04   DS @ CABINET MEETING-OUT OF OFFICE
06-07   FALL 2017 CHRISTIAN LAY ACADEMY @ First (Keyser) UMC
09        Adm. Asst. Barb Scott - Personal Day-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
22-
Jan 1   Adm Asst, Barb Scott out of office - OFFICE CLOSED