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Order of Elders Spring Gathering

May 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Elders of the
West Virginia Annual Conference

The WVUMC Order of Elders invites you to attend our Spring Gathering

Thursday, May 11, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Valley Chapel UMC
Fairmont, West Virginia​
Yes, we understand our mission as UMC pastors is to “make disciples for the transformation of the world.” Do you have a map? A plan? Author of Charting a Course of Discipleship, Teresa Gilbert, along with her husband Larry (retired pastor and former DS), will lead us in an interactive day for setting tangible directions no matter what our church settings look like!

And formerly from Nashville, songwriter and singer Eliza Lynn will assist us for worship! Eliza plays the guitar and banjo, and has produced a number of CDs. She has theological training, and has appeared on the NPR program Thistle & Shamrock, among other venues.

We will be serving a baked potato bar for lunch – donation requested by the church. Books and materials will be available.

We need to be present for ourselves as members of our sacred covenant, and also for each other. Worship, study, fellowship . . . all so very Wesleyan! We know this is a busy time, with lots going on in the Conference and our Jurisdictions, but we hope you will make every effort to attend this investment of our Order of Elders time and money.

PLEASE RSVP to me, Julie Halstead, at ragamuffinjulie@gmail.com, on our WV Order of Elders Facebook page, or by calling me at 615-290-6559. Each of us knows the importance of upfront information so we can plan for handout materials, lunch and seating arrangements.

Grace and joy,
Rev. Julie Halstead
Chair, Order of Elders


May 11, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Valley Chapel UMC
Fairmont, WV