You're invited to join us for the
153rd Session of the Eastern Shore District Conference
Date and Time: Saturday, November 14, 10-11 am Location: Virtual on-line Zoom session Theme: "See All The People"
District Conference will be a little different this year in that we will be gathering together in an online Zoom session instead of the traditional in-person. Our agenda will be the same though:
Special music from our local church musicians
District Superintendent Alex Joyner will preach
Singing (As loud as we want!)
Zoom Skit Video
Receiving reports from the Committee on Ordained Ministry and the Committee on Lay Servant Ministry
Affirming our District Leadership (clergy and laity vote)
Electing District Members At-Large to 2021 Annual Conference (only laity vote)
And the best part --is NO DRESS CODE --you get to wear your PJs or your favorite cumfy sweats! Bring your coffee/hot tea and join us for this year's District Conference as we celebrate another year of ministry together!
Registration is required for EVERYONE!
Anyone may attend District Conference. Registration is required to enable us to get a good attendance record and to be sure that voting Lay and Clergy members are recognized. Once you register, a Zoom link and toll-free phone number will be emailed to you from the District Office. Deadline to register is FRIDAY, NOV. 12!
In order to have the best possible District Conference experience, you should plan to join via a computer/laptop. If you have a smart phone you can down load the free Zoom app.
Mrs. Martha Stokes was elected Virginia Conference Lay Leaderduring Annual Conference on Saturday, Oct. 31. Please join the conference office in welcoming Martha to this important position. She may be contacted directly at ministryofthelaity @gmail.com.You may also read the remarks she gave during conference session at the link. More...
More than 4,000 locations will now offer a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week,
Nov. 16 – 23.
Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts—filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys—to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions.
There’s still time for individuals, families, and groups to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need. Find a step-by-step guide on the How to Pack a Shoebox webpage.
“In the midst of the pandemic, the needs are greater than ever before,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “Children around the world need to know that God loves them and there is hope. A simple shoebox gift opens the door to share about the true hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.”
All Local Church General Board Members for Occohannock on the Bay Camp and Retreat Center will be meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 7 pm. Because of the current conditions, the General Board will meet virtually via Zoom. A letter with the Zoom link and call-in toll free number as well, is being mailed to all General Board Members.
New Offering Resources: United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) is the Virginia Conference designated offering for December. UMFS deeply appreciates the support of local churches in this ministry, helping high-risk children create a brighter future. We have created a variety of digital assets to support the offering this year, and help you share the work of the ministry with your congregation. You can find the following resources at www.UMFS.org/church: 4 short videos, an electronic bulletin insert, church offering scripts, and images for newsletters, emails, social media, and websites.
Please contact Jill Gaynor (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-254-9463) with any questions. Thank you for your support!
Saturday, November 14, 8 am - 1 pm, Christ UMC on Chincoteague is having a Fall/Christmas Bazaar sponsored by their UMW Op Shop. It will be held in the Scout House which is located in the back of the downtown Chincoteague Public Parking lot off of Main Street and/or Mumford Street. Masks required as well as Covid-19 precautions.November 15-21: Capeville UMC, Cheriton UMC, Trinity UMC, Eastville Baptist and Lower Northampton Baptist Churches are offering a free BIBLE QUEST activity open to anyone. Families can drive to participating churches to discover several "Heros of the Bible". Instructions and worksheets will be available beginning November 8 at the following post offices: Eastville, Cheriton, Cape Charles, Capeville and Townsend. Look for the pink polka dot gift bags marked "Bible Quest Forms" hanging on the bulletin boards. There will be a prize for children who turn in a completed worksheet by December 1.
Local Church Part Time Administrative Assistant:
Administrative work in church office in Parksley working four partial days weekly. General bookeeping skills required using Quickbooks, Excel, Word, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint. Requires maintaining church website and Facebook page, communicating with church members, managing monthly newsletter, documenting church activities and donations and maintaining calendar. Good oral and written communication skills are required as well as a friendly disposition. Send resume to:email@example.com