Prayers of the People
Be in prayer for and with the Severna Park UMC's Volunteers in Mission group to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 15-21. For more information, email John Covington.
Joseph Emeric Hannah, 95, former conference lay leader, died March 27. A memorial ceremony was held March 30. Please send memorial donations to Bethel UMC, Post Office Box B, Rohrersville, MD, 21779 or the Alzheimer's Association, Post Office Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011. more
Pre-Conference Briefings, to review the proposed budget and other items coming before the annual session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, will be held tomorrow at four locations. Pre-conference booklets have been mailed to lay and clergy conference
members and are also available online.
Pre-Conference Briefing Location Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Annapolis-Southern Region's
Pre-Conference Briefing tomorrow will now be held at St. Matthews UMC, 14900 Annapolis Rd., Bowie, instead of Mount Oak UMC, Mitchellville. The time remains the same (9 a.m. to noon). A link to directions to the church is here. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The other morning session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Baltimore Region at Arbutus UMC in Arbutus. The afternoon sessions will be held in the Washington Region
from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Woodside UMC in Silver Spring and in the Western Region at Harmony UMC in Falling Waters. more >>
Candler School of Theology in Atlanta and General Theological Seminary in New York are developing a new joint program in
Peacebuilding, Justice and Conflict Transformation. It is designed for pastors, laity, community organizers, youth workers, teachers, students and others interested in learning peacebuilding skills. The schools are seeking input on how to tailor the program and have developed a short survey. Those who complete the survey and include their contact information will be eligible to win free tuition to attend the first program, which takes place at the Desmond Tutu Center on the GTS campus in
Manhattan in early 2013. The survey closes April 22. Take the survey.
What do the Bible and theology have to say about how we can cooperate in God’s mission of salvation? Severna Park UMC has invited the Rev. Scott Kisker of Wesley Theological Seminary to lead a seminar based on his recent book "Mainline or Methodist" at the church, 731 Benfield Road in Severna Park Wednesday, April 18, from 7-8 p.m. To learn more, click here. more >>
Although 13 tornadoes touched down in North Texas on April 3, there were no fatalities. There were numerous
injuries, however. No significant damage to United Methodist churches was reported, but the city of Lancaster was especially hard hit. Remain prayerful for all persons affected. To donate, please send funds to the North Texas Conference and mark for "UMCOR Spring Storms 2012" or donate online directly via the UMCOR Spring Storms 2012 Website. For volunteer opportunities, please
register with the Volunteer Center of North Texas. more >>
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