Greetings to all Local Pastors and Associate Members:
I’m excited to share with you that there will be two opportunities for all local pastors (full-time and bi-vocational) and associate members to spend dedicated apart with Bishop David Graves in February. In addition to the various District Town Hall Meetings, this is an opportunity to share with our Bishop both the particular challenges and opportunities of our ministry calling.
The first gathering is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at Andalusia First UMC, 403 E Three Notch Street, Andalusia, AL 36420. We will gather for fellowship and coffee at 9:30 in the Youth area on the ground floor and our meeting will begin at 10:00. Lunch will be served and I anticipate that we will conclude our time together no later than 1:00 p.m.
The second gathering will be held on Saturday, February 25th at Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117. We will gather for fellowship and coffee at 9:30 in room 7207/09 on the 2nd floor above the fellowship hall and begin our meeting at 10:00. Lunch will be served and I anticipate that we will conclude our time together no later than 1:00 p.m.
Two separate meetings have been scheduled to reduce travel time as much as possible.
In order to properly prepare, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
The meeting/location you will be attending:
Do you have required texts from Course of Study that you would like to pass on? Perhaps you have other resource material or books that have been helpful in your ministry that you would like to recommend and donate. If so, please bring them with you. We will place the materials on a book table to be shared.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Susan L. Beeson
Cain’s Chapel UMC