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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

FEBRUARY 2016
14       Valentines Day
15       Presidents Day - OFFICE CLOSED
16-18  DS @ Cabinet meeting
20       District Lead Team meeting @ First UMC, Romney
21       3 - 5 pm - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE-Session 4 "Communicating" at First Romney UMC
              and Wardensville UMC
21       POTOMAC HIGHLANDS YOUTH TUBING DAY @ CANAAN VALLEY
             3:30 - 4:30 pm - Gather in Bear Paw Dining Room to distribute tickets.
             (Canaan's snacks are pricey, so enjoy that stuff on your way to Canaan or on the way home;
                we'll provide hand warmers for everyone!)
             4:30 - 6:30 pm - Tubing session
             Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased through District Office by Feb. 21, 2016.
               Chaperones not tubing need not purchase a ticket. Only 170 persons can be
                accommodated. First come-First served. Reservation deadline: Feb 12, 2016.
             See attached flyer for more information and ticket information:
               Canaan Youth Tubing Event Flyer  2-21-16.doc
23       CLERGY-MATES GATHERING @ Trinity UMC (Piedmont)
              9:30 am - Gathering
            10:00 am - Meeting
            Noon - Lunch
27       3rd ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE to benefit C.O.M.E. #875 @ Mt. Storm
             Tentative plans are to gather at Mt. Storm UMC for some good, hot food at NOON.
             Click on link for flyer (your churches can start collecting now)
             Polar Plunge 2016 Flyer.doc
28      2 - 4 pm - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE-Session 4 "Communicating" @ Trinity UMC, Fort Ashby,
             WV. For more information, go to Home page - Lay Servant Ministries (down the left side of page)
  
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Mar 2  DS @ Cabinet meeting


MARCH 2016
01-02 DS @ Cabinet meeting
05      9 - 11 AM - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE - Session 1 @ St Pauls (Parsons) UMC
06      3 - 5 pm - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE-Session 5 "Into the World" @ First Romney UMC
             and Wardensville UMC
06      4 pm -STOP HUNGER NOW-Youth Meal Packing Event @ BUMFS Gym
             Click link for Poster and check out Facebook page "Potomac Highlands UMC Youth"
             Stop Hunger Now poster 3-6-16 BUMFS.doc
06      2 - 4 pm - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE-Session 5 "Into the World" @ Trinity UMC, Fort Ashby,
             WV. For more information, go to Home page - Lay Servant Ministries (down the left side of page)
   
     
11      10 am - dCOM meeting @ Trinity UMC, Piedmont WV - each person being interviewed this
             date should've received notice and responded by email or phone call to District Office!
             Click on link for Interview Schedule:
             dCOM Interview Schedule 3-11-16 Trinity Piedmont.xls
12     
9 - 11 AM - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE - Session 2 @ St Pauls (Parsons) UMC                     13       Daylight Savings Time
14-16 DS @ Cabinet meeting
19     
9 - 11 AM - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE - Session 3 @ St Pauls (Parsons) UMC                      19      9 am-3 pm - VISION DAY-FRESH EXPRESSIONS @ Braddock Street UMC, 115 Wolfe St.,
            Winchester, VA 22601 (Co-Sponsored by Potomac Highlands District & WVAC)
            for Brochure, click on link:
Fresh Expressions Vision Day Flyer 3-19-16.pdf
25      GOOD FRIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
26      9 - 11 AM - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE - Session 4 @ St Pauls (Parsons) UMC                27      Easter Sunday
28      EASTER MONDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

       
APRIL 2016

02       9 - 11 AM - BASIC LAY SERVANT COURSE - Session 5 @ St Pauls (Parsons) UMC

04-06  DS @ Cabinet meeting

08-09  2016 SPRING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

12       CLERGY/MATES GATHERING @ St. Johns UMC, Parsons, WV

            9:30 am - Gathering

           12:00 pm - Lunch

15-17  DISTRICT CLERGY RETREAT @ Blackwater Falls State Park, Rt 29, Davis WV 26260

18-20  DS @ Cabinet meeting

22-23  SESSION ONE: "An Overview of Wesley's Understanding of Salvation and the Role of Grace

             in the Salvation Process" @ John 23rd Pastoral Center, 100 Hodges Rd, Charleston WV 25314

             Click on link for brochure and registration form:

             John Wesleys Understanding of Salvation Part 1-Apr 22-23, 2016.doc

23         FINANCIAL OFFICER WORKSHOP

               8:30 AM - 3:30 PM-Clergy/Treasurer/Financial Officer Workshop @ TBA

               Jim Berner, Conference Treasurer, speaker concerning financial matters.
               Please click on link for a proposed agenda for the day:
               Financial Leadership Training 3-14-15 and 8-15-15.doc
23-30      PMLS (Pastoral Ministry Licensing School)
26-28      DS @ Cabinet meeting

MAY 2016
01-03      DS @ Cabinet meeting
08           Mother's Day
10-20      GENERAL CONFERENCE
15           DISTRICT CONFERENCE & C.O.M.E. @ BUMFS Gym, Burlington WV      
23-25
      DS @ Cabinet meeting
30             Memorial Day - OFFICE CLOSED

JUNE 2016
06-12      DS @ Cabinet Meeting and Annual Conference
09-12
       ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE, BUCKHANNON WV
19           Father's Day
20-21      DS @ Cabinet meeting

JULY 2016
04          INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
20-21     DS @ Cabinet meeting (tentative)

AUGUST 2016
01-03     DS @ Cabinet meeting (tentative)

SEPTEMBER 2016
05         LABOR DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
12-14    DS @ Cabinet meeting
23-25    UMW Fellowship, Charleston, WV

OCTOBER 2016
02-05   DS @ Cabinet meeting
07-08   2016 FALL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
10        COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

NOVEMBER 2016
02-04  DS @ Cabinet meeting
06       Daylight Savings Time ends
08       Election Day
24-25  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

DECEMBER 2016
23-      Adm Assistant out of office for Christmas/New Years Vacation
Jan 03
24       CHRISTMAS EVE
25       CHRISTMAS DAY