Connecticut Connection - June 2019 - CT District Newsletter

CT District

June 26, 2019

Volume 4 June 2019 From the Heart of the DS This section is a window to the heart and mind of our district superintendent, Rev. Alpher Sylvester. May we find a sense of guidance and pastoral care from his missive Read the full article > Funny Things Are Everywhere   As the saying goes, "Laughter is the best medicine." We are dedicating this section in our hopes to put a smile on your face and brighten your day. Read the full article > Connecticut in Mission   You will hear stories of...


Investments & Financial Guidance

Ross Williams

June 13, 2019

Dear Church Leaders,   Does your church need help with its investments?   Has your church lost a personal relationship with its broker / investment manager?   Does your church need help in developing and fostering a culture of generosity?   Does your church need help with stewardship campaigns, planned giving, capital campaigns, financial education?   If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you would benefit from working with the United Methodist Frontier Foundation for your investment ...


CT District Newsletter April 2019 - WE HAVE A WINNER!

CT District

June 13, 2019

Contents From the Heart of the DS    "Funny Things Are Everywhere" Connecticut in Mission  Best Practices in Ministry Gnosis 2019  A Pastor Speaks  Words of Wisdom  Connecticut Youth in Action  Prayers  Mark Your Calendar   Here is the PDF version of the newsletter.   We Have a Winner!!!  Last month, we held a  naming contest to name our CT district newsletter. We would like to thank you all for submitting your ideas. They were all good suggestions ...


Church Internal Controls

Ross Williams

May 22, 2019

Dear Treasurers, Finance Chairs and Pastors, In this environment of scarce resources for vital ministry it is more important than ever that we protect our churches from financial fraud and administrative lapses.  The financial impact of such situations can often be easily prevented or at least minimized through implementing the controls listed below.  This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and if you have questions on these or other controls, please let me know!   Sincerely,  Ross  The ...


Your April 2019 NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter is here!

NYCT District

April 16, 2019

Greetings! Attached below is the April 2019 Edition of the NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter.   The deadline for the next edition of the CONNECTOR is Monday, April 15, 2019. The April CONNECTOR doesn't include any news of district happenings (other than a brief note about Mission InSite training). Please try to share any "out of the ordinary" events happening at your church or with your church out in the community.  These stories may help inspire other churches with ways to connect in their communities...


Your March 2019 NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter is here

NYCT District

April 16, 2019

Greetings! Attached below is the March 2019 Edition of the NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter.   The deadline for the next edition of the CONNECTOR is Friday, March 15, 2019. Please try to share any "out of the ordinary" events happening at your church or with your church out in the community.  These stories may help inspire other churches with ways to connect in their communities as well! Please send your articles and photos to umcconnector@gmail.com.  Thank you! Karen 3-MARCH2019-NY-CT_CONNECTOR-1_1...


April 15, 2019

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CT District Clergy Gathering (Hartford: North)

CT District

April 15, 2019

Dear CT Pastors, Come and join us for a time of Spiritual Renewal , Fellowship, Music, Teaching and, of course - Food (We are Methodist)! In Connecticut, After God, We Put People First


Save the Date! 2019 MET District Conference

MET District

April 02, 2019

Please come out and join us on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 for our Metropolitan District Conference. Further details and registration coming soon.  Let us consider how we can stir up one another to love. Let us help one another to do good works. And let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us encourage one another with words of hope. Let us do this even more as you see Christ’s return approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIRV) We hope to see you there...


Clergy Housing Allowance Ruled Constitutional

Ross Williams

March 21, 2019

Dear Clergy, There is some good news!  The text below is from the National Catholic Reporter, which summarizes the latest developments on the taxability of Housing Allowances better than I could.  Keep in mind that it was only the Housing Allowance that had been challenged.  The tax exempt treatment of a parsonage was not at stake.  This very positive development does not mean that the matter is settled once and for all.  The decision could be appealed or pursued again in new challenges.  But ...


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