Tuesday, March 10, 2009

4th District Mid-Year Convocation

The Bishop's Mid-Year meeting is this week: Thursday, March 12 - Saturday, March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, IN. Listed below is a scedhule of WMS activities and a few things for all stakeholders (missionaries, clergy, wim, laity and clergy family) to remember and consider:

Rev. C is seeking donations for AME India, which she will collect at Mid-Year. She is asking 200 women to give $15 to $25 each.

- If you would like to contibute ,but are not attending Mid-Year, please send your check to Treasurer, Orletta Caldwell. Make checks payable to: Mich Conf WMS and put AME India in the memo field.

- If you are planning to attend Mid-Year, you can either give it to us there and it will be included in the Conference offering. We are keeping track of how much our conference donates to District requests so that we may include that in our report at the end of the year. We want to show what we have done collectively as a Conference.

If you have not registered for WGI (Prayer Convocation), please do so by Mid-Year, if possible. Michigan must have 250 registered by Mid-Year. The cost is $100 for everyone, regardless of age. (Please contact Karen A. Davis if you need a registration form). This event is for all women of the 4th District.

Please secure your room for the WGI (Prayer Convocation) at the hotel. You don’t want to risk being bumped to the overflow hotel. Do it today!

WMS Schedule of Events
Mid-Year Convocation
March 12 – 14, 2009

Thursday, March 12th

10a.m. – 11:45a.m. WMS – Creating a Labyrinth Journey from the Gospel of John

12:00pm – 1pm Hour of Power – The Rev. Robert Brumfield, preaching

1p.m. – 2:45p.m. Lunch (On your own)

3:00pm – 3:45pm Report on Congo Women – Stacy Nichols

4:00pm – 4:30pm Creative Movement – Rev. Lyndetta & Mr. Charles Alsberry

5:00pm Dinner (On your own)

7:00pm Worship Service – The Rev. Terance Gray, preaching

Friday, March 13th

9:00am - 9:45am Effectual Intercession – Rev Esther Mitchell

9:45am – 10:00am President’s Word – Joyce Keys Garrison

10:00am – 11:00am YPD Report - Myesha Gholston

11a.m. – 11:15am AME India – Robyn Tyson

11:15am -12:00pm Biggest Loser Contest – Vickie McCullough
Nutrition & Weight Loss

12:00pm – 1:00pm Hour of Power – The Rev. Alene Glover, preaching

1:00pm – 3:00pm Lunch (on your own)

3:00pm – 3:45pm WGI Awards – Kelly Shelton

3:45pm – 4:30pm WGI Orientation & Mobilization Session –
Coordinators & Committee Chairs

5:00pm Dinner (on your own)

7:00pm Worship Service – The Rev. Jeffrey Johnson, preaching

Saturday, March 14th

9:00am – 10:00am Meetings of WGI Subcommittees /1st Vice Presidents Annual Day

9:30am Plenary Session: Stakeholders’ Reports

11:00am Closing Worship Service – The Rt. Rev. Samuel L. Green, Sr., preaching

On Behalf of the Michigan Conference Branch WMS and the WMS Leadership Team of the Fourth Episcopal District, thank you for all that you do in Kingdom Building. All I ask is that you do what you can. If you want to do something for AME India but $15 is not in your budget, then send a $1.00. If 200 people who aren’t planning to go to Mid-Year gave $1 each, that’s $200 more than zero. If they dug a little deeper and gave $2 each, that’s $400. Do what you can, but do something, because anything greater than zero is always acceptable.

Sis. Jacqueline Mitchell-Robinson, President
MI Conf. WMS

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