April 10, 2019
Dear Leader of United Methodist Men,
Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ! I bring you news and information about a multitude of opportunities.
Our Northeast Jurisdiction is sponsoring a Lead Like Jesus workshop May 3-4 at Grace United Methodist Church, Keyser. The Rev. Dr. Rick Vance will be the presenter. See the enclosed brochure for additional information.
Men from across the conference will join other disciples to help clean up Spring Heights for campers on May 4. For more information call the camp at 304 927-5865 or visit the website at www.springheights.org/work-day.html
I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Annual Conference’s United Methodist Laymen’s Foundation for a $2,000 grant to help pay our 2019 operating expenses. I also want to thank the Conference communications team, led by Rev. Deborah Coble and Rev. Joe Webb, for the grants that paid for our website, http://wvcummen.org, and Internet domain name.
As many of you know, our organization raises money for many good causes — especially scouting. However, in recent years we’ve raised almost no money for our own ministry, which is to help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ. We need to finance our ministry! With this in mind, on Saturday, June 15, we will host a fundraiser breakfast during the Annual Conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Our guest speaker will be Ken Willard, the conference’s director of discipleship, leadership and congregational vitality. I pray you will plan to attend! For more information and to register, send in the form on the back of the enclosed flyer along with your check.
I hope you are planning to participate in the Arnold Eddy Golf Tournament on Sept. 6 in Grafton. For more information e-mail Paul Hanko at email@example.com
Plans are well under way for our annual retreat Sept. 6-7-8 at Jackson’s Mill. We will have several guest speakers plus inspiring music and informative workshops. And, as usual, we will host 400 to 600 Scouts who will be participating in Circuit Rider 31.
All local men’s groups and scout troops are urged to assemble flood buckets and bring them to the retreat. The buckets will be delivered to the conference’s New Vision Depot, which will distribute them to flood victims.
We need help during the retreat! Tasks range from taking reservations to serving Saturday dinner to the Scouts, staffing the bookstore, staffing the lost-and-found desk and a half-dozen other volunteer opportunities. I’ll explain more in an upcoming letter.
Keep up to date about West Virginia United Methodist Men events and news. Visit our website:http://wvcummen.org.
For information about the West Virginia Annual Conference, visitwww.wvumc.org.
For news and resources provided by the General Commission on United Methodist Men, visitwww.gcumm.org.
Please contact me for ways I can assist as you help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ.
President, West Virginia United Methodist Men
Willard to speak about disciplining men
during fundraiser at Annual Conference
Make plans to join us on Saturday morning, June 15,during the Annual Conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
We will host a breakfast to raise funds for our ministry, which is to help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ. It also will be an ideal opportunity to meet with United Methodist Men from across the conference and the connection.
Our speaker will be Ken Willard, the conference’s director of discipleship, leadership and congregational vitality. Ken is an author with Abingdon Press, a professionally certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and a certified church consultant.
Ken will speak to us about Discipling Men in the Wesley Tradition in the 21st Century. He will discuss:
- Our Mission – what is it we do? (see Matthew 28:18-20)
- Spiritual Disciplines Discipleship – What are disciples? How do disciples grow closer to Christ? How might we partner with God’s Spirit to make disciples?
- Men’s Discipleship Pathway – What are the key elements of a discipleship pathway every men’s ministry should have in place? How do we help men “connect-the-dots?”
Use the form below to register today . . . and invite one person who is not connected to your ministry to join you!
I want to attend the fundraiser breakfast on Saturday, June 15 (all men are encouraged to attend) during the Annual Conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Total number attending _______ for which I am paying (include yourself in total).
MAKE CHECK TO WV UM MEN
NO tickets will be sold at the conference.
Return this card with your check (made to WV UM MEN) by May 23 to:
1 Vest Place Charleston, WV 25314
If you have special dietary needs, contact George Hohmann at 304 419-1916 or at firstname.lastname@example.org