Over 50% of local churches in the California-Pacific Conference have submitted responses from the “Epiphany Day” Mission/Vision Discernment activities led by the Mission/Vision Discernment committee of the Navigation Essential Ministry Team.
And, the committee is asking all local churches throughout the California-Pacific Conference to continue to run and submit the “Epiphany Day” activities from now until early April. Because the announcement and the materials were made available with little time before Epiphany Sunday, some churches have had to reschedule the Mission/Vision Discernment.
Many of the churches that were able to participate in the activities found both the process and the results to be helpful to ministry leadership. For some, the process was in line with ongoing discernment processes on the future of a local church. For others, the results opened up the congregation to perspectives and issues it had not yet considered.
All results are to be submitted to the Cal-Pac Episcopal Office.
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Mission/Vision Discernment Sessions with Bishop Carcaño and others in attendance continue this week in the East District and next month in the North District.
East District (same day – 2 locations)
February 8 (Saturday)
9 am – Noon
Redlands First UMC
1 East Olive Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373
2pm – 5pm
Bell Memorial UMC
1747 Nogales St.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
North District (Note: 2 different Sundays)
March 2 (Sunday)
3:00pm – 6:00 pm
Lancaster UMC – Fellowship Hall
918 W. Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
March 9 (Sunday)
3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara UMC – Fellowship Hall
305 E. Anapamu
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hawaii District (One event only)
March 22 (Saturday)
Location and time of event to be decided