Wesleyan District

"Disciples Making Disciples"


Congratulations to all the Wesleyan District Certified Lay Minister candidates for finishing their four module, face-to-face, classroom course of instruction on Saturday! There are also several candidates who are completing their coursework online. “We started this journey in March 2018, and, equipped with God’s grace, we finished with a renewed spirit, an expanded view of, and love for, what we do on a daily basis, and...

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From Dean Cole, Pastor, Heaters, WV UM Charge: “I’m happy and thankful to report that from July 3-13, 2018 God (again) poured out His abundant blessings upon us as we served once more in the very remote and very hot village of Nueva Covadonga, Guatemala. It was a small group this year (only 8, all from WV), but what we lacked in numbers we made up for in cooperative spirits and enthusiasm. We worked on the same...

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The Fall 2018 Wesleyan District Lay Ministry Academy was held on Saturday, September 29th at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon, WV. The theme for this season’s Academy was Innovation and about 45 Lay Servants and Certified Lay Minister candidates were in attendance. Opening Worship started at 8:00am, where we were blessed with a message from Bridgeport UMC Lay Servant Cheryl Bramble. The service ended with an...

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Clergy Delegates:  Mary Ellen Finegan, Sharletta Green, Ellis Conley Clergy Reserves:  J.F. Lacaria, Lauren Godwin, Mark Flinn Lay Delegates:  Judi Kenaston, Erin Sears, Rich Shafer Lay Reserves:  Connor Kenaston, Royce Lyden, Fred Kellerman If you would like to contact the delegation, please go to www.wvumc.org and leave a message on the form provided.  You will also find other resources there, including videos made by Bishop Steiner...

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COURSE IN STEWARDSHIP NOW OPEN TO ALL During the Fall Wesleyan District Lay Ministry Academy on September 29th, we are offering a new course on Stewardship.  Our District Superintendent, Rev. Mary Ellen Finegan, is teaching the course, and, as we talked, we decided that this would be an excellent course for anyone interested in, or charged with duties related to, stewardship in their churches.  This will indeed benefit churches as...

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United Methodist Communications and your WV Conference Communications team are here to help! For a limited time, churches can apply for a Website Development Grant through UMComm that includes one year of free website hosting and domain registration. In addition, our Conference Communications Team has trainers available in each district to help you build your website on customized templates built just for WVUMC churches by our...

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With the time for charge conference upon us, the WV Conference Commission on Archives & History would like to encourage churches to identify church or charge historians, if they have not already done so, and to verify contact information for these individuals as part of their charge conference paperwork this year.  If current e-mail addresses can be included, that would be most appreciated. The Commission would like to reach out...

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