2019 Catskill Hudson District Leader to Leader Training is Here!

2019 Catskill Hudson District Leader to Leader Training is Here!

CH District


To all Clergy AND Laity:

The 2019 Leader to Leader training for the Catskill Hudson district is coming soon, and here is what you need to know!

The same programs will be given on 2 separate days, so you can choose the location or date that is most convenient for you.  The locations and dates are as follows:

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the meeting will take place at the Margaretville UMC, located at 55 Church Street in Margaretville, NY.  


On Saturday, February 9, 2019, the meeting will take place at the First UMC of Coxsackie, located at 103 Mansion Street in Coxsackie NY.

Coffee and sign-in begins at 9AM, and lunch will be provided at each meeting.  The event will run until 3PM each day.

You will have the opportunity to choose two (2) separate workshops to attend.  Pick one for the morning session, and one for the afternoon!

Morning Workshops

Staff Parish Relations Committee — Tim Riss
An opportunity to ask questions and network with SPRC members from other churches. This workshop is mandatory for all new SPRC chairpersons. Be aware of resources for SPR committees working with new and newly appointed pastors.

Trustees in the 21st Century — Feb 2 TBD, Feb 9 Bob Milsom
In-depth Trustee work - including care of church building, parsonage requirements, investing how to's, grant money, Parish Development opportunities, "new things" - 21st century trustees!

Finances and Statistical Tables — Margaret Howe
Review of all aspects of local church finance – job descriptions of finance committee, operating budgets, financial secretary, apportionments, statistical tables, IRS forms and more.  Same Powerpoint as Ross Williams presented at the St. James Church in November. Come again.  IF you were not able to attend in November, please register for this workshop. Finance Chairs, Treasurers, Financial Secretaries and church leaders interested in finance.

Afternoon  Workshops

Abundant Health in Catskill Hudson – Wendy Vencuss 
What is Abundant Health – what does my church do and what might I do?  It looks different for everyone. Exploring opportunities for your contexts!  Wendy comes with a full tool bag of opportunities and possibilities.  How can we make it work and look in the Catskill Hudson District? Conversation and collaborations are all possibilities.  An exciting workshop.

Immigration 101 – Karina Feliz
An opportunity to have questions about how small churches can help with the many immigration issues.  How can we support those churches who are sanctuaries for families?

The Cross Wires of Cross-Culture – Jennifer Berry 
What are our expectations/goals for cross-cultural appointments? How are they different for the pastor and the congregation? Who determines what is cross-cultural, and based upon what criteria? In what ways can we create safe spaces for transformative, holy conversation? Who holds primary responsibility for cultural hospitality? How can we turn suspicion into curiosity? Exploring productive answers to these questions prior to an appointment’s start is essential to creating successful ministry experiences for congregations and clergy. Success in this is at the very heart of modeling the beloved community.

Click on the Blue button below to register for the February 2nd event.

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Click on the Green button below to register for the February 9th event.

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Please contact Margaret Howe at marghowealto@gmail.com with any questions.