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The following is a monthly view of the Conference Calendar listing the meeting and events of Conference ministries.  Please take note that each event might have a particular invited audience or stated purpose. 
To list a Conference event on the Conference Calendar, use the Communications Action Form.

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February 2019

Winter Camp 2019 @Camp Cedar Glen

February 1, 2019 / February 3, 2019
Camp Cedar Glen Camp / Event

Theme: "BE THE VOICE" - Empower / Speak Up / Lead

Junior and Senior High Campers,

Come share your story as we explore various young people in the Bible.

 

Cost: $128.00 ($99.00 Early Bird if you register before Jan 1, 2019)

Contact: Erich Schmitt at eschmitt@calpacumc.org

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Leadership Training Conference 2019 (West District) @Los Angeles

February 2, 2019
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Holman United Methodist Church Event

West District Training Conference
The West District Training Conference will be held on February 2, 2019
Location: Holman UMC
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Lay Servant School Classes, Winter 2019 @Sherman Oaks

February 6, 2019
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sherman Oaks UMC, 14401 Dickens St, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818-789-0351 Class / Event

Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church's Leadership Development Academy presents "Certified Lay Servant School" in partnership with Lay Servant Ministries to develop effective leaders.

"Leading Bible Study" starts Wednesday, January 30, 2019 for five consecutive Wednesdays. The course will open a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation.

LEADERSHIP TRACKS:


  • Certified Lay Servant: A certified lay servant is a person who has received specific training to witness to the Christian faith through spoken communication, to lead within a church and community, and to provide caring ministry. The certified lay servant serves the local church or charge (or beyond the local church) in ways in which their witness, leadership, and service inspires others to a deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship.

  • Certified Lay Speaker: A certified lay speaker is a certified lay servant (or equivalent) whose call has been affirmed by the conference committee on lay servant ministries or equivalent structure to serve the church in pulpit supply. The certified lay speaker serves by preaching the Word when requested by the pastor, district superintendent, or committee on lay servant ministries.

  • SOUMC Certified Lay Pastor: This is a certificate program unique to SOUMC's Leadership Development Academy. This program will empower Lay people to come along side the senior pastor in spiritual shepherding & leadership of the local Church. Those who obtain this ministry designation will have also completed the requirements to become a "Certified Lay Speaker" within the Lay Servant Ministries program.


Email, mail or call in your registration information to Jean Castro (818-789-0351, soumc@sbcglobal.net). You can mail your registration check (made payable to: "SOUMC" with "Lay Servant School" in the memo) to Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church, 14401 Dickens St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, or call Jean with credit card information.

All are welcome to attend.

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The Greyhound Diaries: Economic Inequality in the U.S. (Museum of Social Justice) @Los Angeles

February 7, 2019 / May 26, 2019
Museum of Social Justice, 115 Paseo de La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 613-1096 Event

The museum is pleased to present The Greyhound Diaries: Songs, Stories, and Images over 120,000 Bus Miles by Doug Levitt, opening February 7, 2019.

For a sneak peak of the stories and songs that will be shared, please take a listen to Doug's BBC documentary for radio, spanning a recent journey that included performing at Four Mile prison in Colorado and in Okemah, Oklahoma, Woody Guthrie's hometown.

For more information, please call (213) 613-1096, email info@museumofsocialjustice.org, or visit the museum's website

Citizenship and Immigration Assistance, Feb 2019 (NIC) @Los Angeles

February 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
580 Cafe / Wesley Foundation Serving UCLA (located at St. Alban's Church) Event

Cal-Pac Neighborhood Immigration Clinic (NIC) is a committee within the California-Pacific Immigration Task Force of the United Methodist Church, an organization dedicated to provide access to reliable and free immigration services such as the following:

Seminar on the rights of undocumented immigrants, detention, arrest issues.

Immigration consultations with qualified immigration attorneys

Referrals to free or low-cost immigration legal services providers.

Free legal assistance on Form N-400 (applications for naturalization)

Information on free resources to refugee unaccompanied children and their families fleeing violence in Central America.

These services are provided through our monthly clinics in various underserved areas of the Los Angeles County. Cal-Pac NIC works in conjunctions with different United Methodist Churches who provide the space for our upcoming events.

Registration is required.

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Lay Servant School Classes, Winter 2019 @Sherman Oaks

February 13, 2019
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sherman Oaks UMC, 14401 Dickens St, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818-789-0351 Class / Event

Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church's Leadership Development Academy presents "Certified Lay Servant School" in partnership with Lay Servant Ministries to develop effective leaders.

"Leading Bible Study" starts Wednesday, January 30, 2019 for five consecutive Wednesdays. The course will open a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation.

LEADERSHIP TRACKS:


  • Certified Lay Servant: A certified lay servant is a person who has received specific training to witness to the Christian faith through spoken communication, to lead within a church and community, and to provide caring ministry. The certified lay servant serves the local church or charge (or beyond the local church) in ways in which their witness, leadership, and service inspires others to a deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship.

  • Certified Lay Speaker: A certified lay speaker is a certified lay servant (or equivalent) whose call has been affirmed by the conference committee on lay servant ministries or equivalent structure to serve the church in pulpit supply. The certified lay speaker serves by preaching the Word when requested by the pastor, district superintendent, or committee on lay servant ministries.

  • SOUMC Certified Lay Pastor: This is a certificate program unique to SOUMC's Leadership Development Academy. This program will empower Lay people to come along side the senior pastor in spiritual shepherding & leadership of the local Church. Those who obtain this ministry designation will have also completed the requirements to become a "Certified Lay Speaker" within the Lay Servant Ministries program.


Email, mail or call in your registration information to Jean Castro (818-789-0351, soumc@sbcglobal.net). You can mail your registration check (made payable to: "SOUMC" with "Lay Servant School" in the memo) to Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church, 14401 Dickens St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, or call Jean with credit card information.

All are welcome to attend.

Registration Brochure

Britt Lectures 2019 (Hawaii District) @Honolulu

February 15, 2019 / February 18, 2019
Christ United Methodist Church District / Event

Lectures will explore the surprising complexity of thanksgiving, how we understand gratitude, how we
practice it, and why it is so important in these difficult days.

Schedule:


  • Fri, 2/15, 7:00 - 8:30 pm:  “The Gratitude Gap: Do We Really Understand Thanks?" followed by Q&A up to 9:30 pm

  • Sat, 2/16, 7:00 - 8:30 pm:  “The Balanced Life of Gratefulness: Discovering the Shape of Thanks” followed by Q&A up to 9:30 pm

  • Sun, 2/17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm:  “The Public Structure of Gratitude: Pyramid or Table?” followed by Q&A up to 9:30 pm

  • Ms. Diana Butler Bass will guest preach at First UMC (1020 S. Beretania St, Honolulu) at 10:00 am.

  • Mon, 2/18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:   “Jesus the Ingrate and Reading the Bible Through the Eyes of Thanks” Workshop


The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the district office at (808) 536-1864.
About the Lecturer: Diana Butler Bass



Diana Butler Bass (Ph.D. Duke University) is an award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics. Diana is the author of ten books, the most recent being Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks in which she offers suggestions for reclaiming gratitude that can lead to greater connection with God, our loved ones, our world, and even our souls.

She regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues in the United States and internationally. Her bylines include The Washington Post, The New York Times Syndicate, and The Huffington Post. She has commented widely on religion, politics, and culture widely in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, Sirius XM, and CBC.

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Climate Justice (UMW) @Honolulu

February 16, 2019
08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Susannah Wesley Community Center Event

Climate change, influenced by human-induced global warming, is here. But what can we do?

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Faith is taking the first step even though you don't see the whole staircase." Let's take that step together! With a faith-based response to climate change, rooted in love and compassion of Christ, focused on our children and grandchildren, we can do more than just survive. We can come through this challenge with grace, building a new life for a new humanity. Join us at this event in a movement to lead the way forward!

Guest Speaker: Maxine Burkett, UH Professor of Law

Registration at 8:30 AM, program from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Cost: $12.00, including lunch. Lunch is not guaranteed to late registrants.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Please bring your own water bottle and carpooling is strongly recommended to reduce our carbon footprint. For more information, click here for the flyer.

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Sparking A Climate Revolution (UMW) @Yorba Linda

February 16, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Yorba Linda UMC Event

Climate change, influenced by human-induced global warming, is here. But what can we do?

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Faith is taking the first step even though you don't see the whole staircase." Let's take that step together! With a faith-based response to climate change, rooted in love and compassion of Christ, focused on our children and grandchildren, we can do more than just survive. We can come through this challenge with grace, building a new life for a new humanity. Join us at this event in a movement to lead the way forward!

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Deborah Shepherd-Webster

Registration at 9:00 AM, program from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Registration Cost: $12.00, including lunch. Lunch is not guaranteed to late registrants.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Please bring your own water bottle and carpooling is strongly recommended to reduce our carbon footprint. For more information, click here for the flyer.

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Winter Camp 2019 @Camp Wrightwood

February 16, 2019 / February 18, 2019
All working days All Day
Camp / Event

Grades 2-12

Cost: $130.00 ($20.00 deposit required)

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2019

Happy, frustrated, worried, surprised, excited, sad; all of these emotions and tons more are part of who we are.  Our emotional well being is a vital part of our health.  We are going to spend the weekend with Joy, Sadness and the crew of Inside Out talking about how important our emotions are, and how we can use our faith to be emotionally healthy.

Register online via the button below or learn more at the event website. For questions, please contact Rev. Marlene Urban-Funk at murbanfunk@calpacumc.org.

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