Northwest District News [link removed] Northwest District Digest - May 12
What's included in this week's District Digest:
#toc1 Shared Prayers
#toc2 Pre-Conference Briefing - May 27th at 10 AM
#toc3 Boundaries Training - June 11 - Required for Clergy
#toc4 Upcoming Virtual Lay Servant Courses
#toc5 Executive Assistant Job Opening
#toc6 Weekly Security Topic: Post-COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
#toc7 Save the Dates
Please hold the family of [link removed] Rev. Ramon Butts, retired clergy in the Northwest District, in your prayers. He passed away on May 4, 20213. The memorial service will be on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 PM at First Kearney UMC. Notes of sympathy can be sent to the family of Rev. Butts, Rama Box, at 16301 Oxbow Drive, Kearney, MO 64060.
Pre-Conference Briefing - May 27th at 10 AM
Join us at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, via live stream for the Bishop’s Address as well as updates from other partner organizations in preparation for the main Annual Conference sessions June 12-13. The updates include MOAC Business Preview, Awards Presentation, Updates from UMM, UMW, MUMF, Laity Address, Conference Offices, and more. The event will be recorded. [link removed] More Info ⇒
Do not forget to register for Annual Conference is open! Every pastor appointed and laity representing a charge must register in order to attend. [link removed] Click Here for more details about this year's Annual Conference.
Boundaries Training - June 11 - Required for Clergy
Quadrennial Boundaries training will be held virtually on June 11. This training is required for Missouri Conference clergy. Lay members are encouraged to attend. Clergy under active appointment will be registered automatically for Boundaries training as part of their Annual Conference 2021 registration (visit: [link removed] www.moacinfo.com to register).
Retired Clergy not currently serving in an appointment and laity who choose to attend the training can [link removed] register here.
Upcoming Virtual Lay Servant Courses
Below is a listing of the current lay servant courses available around Missouri.
**NEW** NW District: Leading Prayer - Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and enrich their personal prayer life. The class will be held July (14, 21, 28) and August (4, & 11) from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. [link removed] More Info ⇒
GC District: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition - The lay servant course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual disciplines This class will be offered virtually via Zoom in 4 sessions over two weekends: June 18, 19, 25, and 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. [link removed] More Info ⇒
HL District:Spiritual Gifts - This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.The class will be offered on June 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and June 26 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. [link removed] More Info ⇒
NextGen Summer Camp Positions
Do you have a soon to be graduating 18+ year old high school senior that is looking for something life-changing to do this summer? NextGen is looking to fill our final few remaining summer camp staff positions and want to extend the opportunity to you! Our staff have the opportunity to make a long-term impact on children’s lives from June 12-August 7! [link removed] Apply now ⇒
Executive Assistant Job Opening
The Missouri Annual Conference is seeking an Executive Assistant for the Center of Congregational Excellence. [link removed] Click here for the full job description ⇒
Weekly Security Topic: Post-COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
"Using bogus surveys or social media posts, cybercriminals are crafting scams to target a new audience as more COVID-19 vaccines are being administered. This week's Security tips:
If you’ve taken a selfie with your vaccination card, consider removing it from social media.
Watch for post-vaccine surveys and evaluation scams."
Information is provided with the permission from JS Computek LLC. For more information and check out their monthly security newsletter: [link removed] Click Here ⇒
Save the Dates
May 13: Estate Planning MUMF Webinar [link removed] More Info ⇒
May 17: Virtual dCOM Interviews
May 27: Pre-Conference Briefing [link removed] More Info ⇒
May 31: Memorial Day - District Office Closed
June 11: Clergy Boundaries Training (Virtual)
June 12-13: Annual Conference
Check out the Northwest District timeline of the different seasons, deadlines and events in the district. [link removed] Printable Version ⇒
Stay in Contact with the District Office
The District office is currently closed to visitors but available to receive phone calls, emails, and mail.
Office Phone: 816-649-5028 | Website: [link removed] northwest.moumethodist.org
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