(These upcoming events should be on every church calendar. These events should be announced in every local church. These events should be included in every church newsletter and Sunday bulletins!)
- Monday, August 13 at Epworth UMC, 4158 Seaside Rd, Exmore, VA 23350. District Stewards and Pastors will meet at 6:30 pm followed by the Orientation Session for Charge Conferences at 7:00. Pastors, projected recording secretaries and anyone interested is encouraged to attend the Orientation Session.
- Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm, District Clergy Association is sponsoring a Retreat for all Eastern Shore District pastors at the Oyster Room, Onley Town Center, 25020 Shore Parkway, Onley , VA 23418. More information and registration soon!
- Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (Eastern Shore District site: St. John's UMC, 10352 Atlantic Rd, Atlantic, VA 23303) Quaddrenial Clergy Ethics Training. The Minister as Moral Theologian, with Dr. Sondra Wheeler--a world-class scholar and a notably engaging presenter. Training begins at 9:30 am and concludes at 3:15 pm. Full participation is expected to receive a 0.5 CEU for this event. Registration fee of $20 includes lunch ($10 without the meal). Attendance is required only once a quadrennium. Don't remember if you've registered or attended one is this quaddrenial yet? Click here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/directreports/?d23816d3041ecce346cdcc5b02d120c1-MjAxNy0wOCM1OTgwN2M5MzgwNjll . Required registration open after July 1, 2018 at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/269796/646538/. If this date is not convenient, additional trainings will be held on every district (plus a Saturday session for our bivocational clergy and others) throughout the quadrennium. Any clergy or church professional may attend any training session. All appointed clergy are required to attend one advanced ethics training each quadrennium of their appointment; those under their first appointment are only required to attend Ethics 101 and 102.
- October, Charge Conferences begin! Click here for more information and dates for 2018 Charge Conference Season!
- Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9 am - 3 pm, Five Talent Academy Live Stream Event at Adams UMC, 23432 Lee Mont Rd., Parksley, VA 23421. For more information and registration go to https://www.vaumc.org/5TalentAcademy
- Sunday, November 11, 4-6 pm, District Conference. (Place TBA)