Sunday, May 2, 3:00 p.m.—Butler District Conference (via Zoom)
We are expecting all clergy to be present for this important time of connection. It would also be helpful if one lay person from your church or charge joined you in attending (perhaps your Lay Leader or your Lay Member of Annual Conference). At this year’s District Conference, we will hear a presentation on our Annual Conference’s budget and the ministry narrative that undergirds it. The District Conference will also be an opportunity to receive the most current information about developments in the Annual Conference and the General Conference; to pray over the pastoral appointment transitions that are taking place in our district, and to elect our district leadership for the next year of ministry. Thelma Castor will send the District Conference Zoom invitation to all clergy when we are closer to May 2.
Friday, JUNE 18 – Saturday, JUNE 19 - Hybrid Annual Conference Planned: Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi has announced that the 2021 Annual Conference will be held in hybrid form. Clergy session will be held at 1 pm on Monday, May 3 via Zoom. The Bishop explained the reasons for the decision in an email to clergy and voting lay members. She also created a video message that can be shared. Read more and see video See Bishop’s email
Clergy: Plan your vacation, weddings, mission trips, etc. around these dates and plan to attend
The Butler District Bugle-Spring 2021 - United Methodist Women
The Butler district includes the United Methodist Churches who have been bringing the good news of Jesus to life for over two hundred years in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties as well as a few churches in Armstrong County and the upper Allegheny valley area of Allegheny County. The Butler District provides worship settings located in urban, suburban, and rural locations. The size of churches ranges from those averaging eight to fifteen hundred in weekend worship activities. The churches of the Butler District strive to bring the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ to a region that has experienced decline in population and economic vitality throughout the last forty years.
During any given week the churches of the Butler District are engaged in ministry and mission to their communities that provide radical hospitality, inspiring worship, intentional faith development, risk taking mission and ministry, and extravagant generosity. The communities of faith in the Butler District seek to fulfill God’s call to be disciples of Jesus who invite others to believe, engage new as well as long established participants in activities that encourage each other in their faith, and who look for effective ways to make God’s love real in their communities and the world beyond.