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October 5, 2016

Note (10-5-16)

note-10-5-16-web-22017 Fall Young Adult Retreat (Camp Lazy W Ranch) – We’ll explore what spirituality is and why it’s important, what keeps us from connecting spiritually and what we’re already spiritually doing as well as ideas for connecting with God day-to-day.

Lay Servant Ministry School – Fall 2016West District and East District (Whittier and Redlands)

Church Growth for the Mid-Size Congregation – How do we strengthen and grow our mid-size churches? Come and learn from a leader who has done this in multiple churches (and is currently starting a new faith community!).

Messy Church Training (Seal Beach) – Learn how start a Messy Church, a Sunday gathering for families who find it difficult to attend a typical Sunday worship service.

Disaster Response to Louisiana – Our primary tasks will be mitigating flood damage and securing homes before winter weather.  There are four churches in the area who will be hosting volunteers.

12th National Gathering of United Methodist Men – In 1913, thousands of Methodist men gathered in Indianapolis for a national meeting, and in 2017, United Methodist Men will return to that city for a similar gathering.  The theme of the event will be “Discipleship––The Contact Sport” in July 2017.

2017 Hunger Grant – The grant is available for local church ministries that address the hunger needs of the community.