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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

AUGUST 2016
30          10 am - 2 pm - dCOM Training Meeting led by Dr. Bonnie MacDonald, Director of
                 Leadership Formation & Ministry @ First UMC, Romney WV. All dCOM
                 committee members should try to attend to be prepared for upcoming interviews, etc.

SEPTEMBER 2016
02         DS and ADM ASST OUT OF OFFICE
02-05    DS out of Office - Vacation
05         LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
09-11    UNITED METHODIST MENS GATHERING @ Jackson's Mill, Weston WV.
               Click on link for more information at the Conference website:
               http://www.wvumc.org/Events/September-2016/United-Methodist-Men-Gathering
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
11         3:00 PM CCs @ St Paul's (Oakland) UMC- Elk Garden/Angel D Alt
                                                                                  Garrett Highlands/Barbara K Rexroad
                                                                                  Mt. Lake Park - Bethel/M Christopher Duckworth
                                                                                  St Paul's (Oakland)/Matthew A Paugh
                                                                                  Swanton-Kitzmiller/Carl W Lee
             6:00 pm CCs @ McHenry UMC - Friendsville/Timothy A Bittinger
                                                                  Hoyes-McHenry/Jonathan C Moon
                                                                  Paradise/R Samuel Wachter
                                                                  Grantsville/Theodore I Bessey
12         CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ St. Paul's (Oakland) UMC (See Clergy Interviews page)
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
18         1:00 pm - CC First (Romney) @ First Romney UMC
             6:00 pm - CCs @ Trinity (Ft Ashby) UMC - Fort Ashby/Sara F Lamb
                                                                                 Wesley Chapel (Short Gap) Paul Scott Knowlton
19         7:00 pm - CC @ Forest Glen UMC - Forest Glen-St Pauls/Ann M Merkel & Robert L Lowell
19         CLERGY INTERVIEWS @ Blackwater State Park Lodge (See Clergy Interviews page)
20         10:00 am-1:00 pm - CLERGY-MATES GATHERING @ Deer Park UMC, Deer Park, MD
               9:30 am - Gathering
              12 Noon - Luncheon
              Worship & Resourcing focus will be on healing in the local church. No doubt we'll also
              spend time discussing the current state of the UMC
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
24         10:00 am - DISTRICT LEAD TEAM MEETING @ TBA
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)
30        
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
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
17-20   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
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 @ Duffey Memorial UMC, 100 North Elm Street, Moorefield, WV 26836
               (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 Sandy's, Parsons, WV
02-04  DS @ Cabinet meeting
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
19        10:00 am - DISTRICT LEAD TEAM MEETING @ First (Romney) UMC
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
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

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
08       UMW SPRING MEETING @ First (Keyser) UMC
14       GOOD FRIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
16       Easter Sunday
28-30  DISTRICT CLERGY/FAMILY RETREAT @ Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis WV
             (Bill and Jane Wilson to lead - tentative)

MAY 2017
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
29      MEMORIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED

JUNE 2017


JULY 2017
03      Barb out of office  
04      INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

AUGUST 2017


SEPTEMBER 2017
04      LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED  
23      UMW FALL MEETING @ Grove Street UMC, Petersburg WV

OCTOBER 2017
09     Barb out of office

NOVEMBER 2017
05     Daylight Savings Time-turn clocks back (Fall back)
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