Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Below are Terri’s notes and responses from the District Leadership Conference at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.  Terri attended Circle of Care and SPRC.

Which workshop did you attend?
Circle of Care          
                
Teacher?
Donald  Batson

What were the main points your teacher tried to make?
Gave info on the many different types of services that UMC offers for children and their families.

What notes did you jot down that seemed important?
Circle of Care received 106% of their apportionments this past year.  Circle of Care Sunday is usually a Sunday in December that individual congregations take up a special offering.  Implementing a Local Circle of Care Ambassadors to be a contact person between the church and Circle of Care to better communication of events and any needs.

What conclusions did you reach?  Did the workshop spark a cord for another idea?
A very worthwhile program for families/children in Oklahoma               
          
What points seemed relevant to Wesley in Shawnee?
Just that we should all be doing our part to help with this ministry.                                   
How can we make Wesley act on these ideas?
I don’t know how Wesley participates with this program. If not, we should.

Which workshop did you attend ?
SPRC          
Teacher?
Bill and Dan

What were the main points your teacher tried to make?
How do we support our pastor, his family and church staff?  This was an advanced session on SPRC—mostly networking and brainstorming ideas, questions and answers with others.  The main point I got was that the main reason for SPRC is that we are here for anyone in the congregation who has concerns with anyone on the church staff and that we are for reconciliation and not tearing people down.  The SPRC is available to all church members and staff with comments or concerns.

What notes did you jot down that seemed important?
Ideas of how to support the pastor, his family and church staff which include appreciation week, doing special things for the pastor, his family and church staff.

What points seemed relevant to Wesley in Shawnee?
I don’t know what we as a church do special for the pastor, his family and church staff other than at Christmas.  Individuals do things on their own, but it would be nice if the congregation were more involved.          

How can we make Wesley act on these ideas?
Present ideas in the church newsletter and get feedback from church members to see who would like to help.



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