Registration is now open for the 2015 Midwinter Retreat
for clergy (elders, deacons, local pastors) and their spouses.
It will once again be held at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD on January 13-15, 2015. Over the years, there have been requests to address the needs of not only our clergy but also of their spouses and families. This year, we're excited to host M. Garlinda Burton who will be bringing the keynote presentations on "Ministering to our Identity as a Clergyperson and/or Clergy Spouse". During her tenure as former General Secretary of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, she authored a study about local church expectations and what clergy spouses want the UMC to know. You can download the study from http://www.epaumc.org/sites/default/files/clergy-spouse-family.report.pdf. We look forward to her insight and have allocated time for her to gather with small groups on Wednesday afternoon. See the attached agenda for more details.
Online registration is the preferred method which can be accessed at https://epaumc.smartevents.com/public/events/bishops-2015-midwinter-retreat-for-clergy-and-spouses. If you would rather send a check or money order, please click on the manual registration form and send your registration to the address listed on the form.
Early registration rates will be in effect until November 29, 2014. Register now!
Hope to see you there.
Bishop Peggy A. Johnson