District eNEWS   April 10, 2018
Mission Advance 2018

Dr. David W. Bowser Reelected as District Superintendent 

Among all the business of Mission Advance, a vote on the reelection of our district superintendent was taken on Monday morning, April 9.  Dr. Bowser received a 96% favorable vote to continue to serve for the next four years.  His report to the Assembly was a "windshield" view of the initiatives and vision he has for this district.  One of the memorable comments was, "Missional movements are born on the margins; monuments are built in the middle."

"Amazing Things" was the theme of Mission Advance, and many amazing reports were shared about God's movement across this great district.  A special "Thank you" to general superintendent Dr. David Busic for his leadership and poignant messages.

We celebrate the ordination of eight individuals ordained as elders in the closing service of the Assembly, with several others receiving their first district ministerial license, and five ministers receiving retirement status.


April 28 (Saturday) Strengths Advocate 101 Cost $54.00
Location: Leonardtown, MD Church of the Nazarene
22730 Washington St., Leonardtown, MD
Instructor: Ken Balch
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2018
Registration Link: http://www.manaz.org/strengths-advocate-101

May 18-19 (Fri. & Sat.) - Strengths Based Leadership 301 Cost: $235
301 Refresher Training Cost $30.00
Location: New Beginning Church of the Nazarene Mt. Airy MD
12350 Jesse Smith Rd. Mt Airy, MD. 21771
Instructor: Dr. David Bowser
Registration Link: http://www.nazarenestrengths.org/eventsarchive/301-strengths-based-leadership/

April 20 - April 22, 2018

Rhodes Grove Conference Center
7693 Brown’s Mill Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Guest Speaker: KIRSTEN HART
Wife, Mom, Speaker, Author, Singer, TV-Host


Book Donations for Family Camp Store     

Last year the used book table at the Family Camp Store was a popular place. We are interested in your donations of Christian fiction and non-fiction books, Bibles, and Christian CD’s and tapes. All age (children, youth, and adult) appropriate books are welcome. Items may be dropped off at the 2018 Mission Advance (District  Assembly), Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Tuff Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD (April 7-9) or the District Missional Resource Center, 108 Central Ave., Glen Burnie, MD by to June 9th.

Your generous donations will be greatly appreciated by our Camp Store Manager
Darlene Sowden

Our District Family Camp Information is on the website.  Click here...
The Gettysburg Church of the Nazarene has a drum set that they would like to donate to a church in need of such an instrument.

Calling All ENC Alumni, Friends of ENC,
and All Work & Witness Enthusiasts!

WHAT: District Sponsored Work & Witness Trip to Eastern Nazarene College
DATES: June 10-16, 2018
CLICK HERE (NMI Pages) for Cover Letter, Application, and Skills Survey

Come join us and be an integral part of this great Work & Witness Team

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Can't make the ENC W&W Trip?
Here is another District W&W Opportunity

Dates: November 10 - 17, 2018
Where: Haiti
Cost: $1400
Project: Construct a Pastor's Home
Check out more information and download an application (Click Here)
PALCON DATES @ Eastern Nazarene College
June 20-22, 2018

Click Here for MORE Information

April 20-22 - Pastor's Wives & Women in Ministry Retreat @ Rhodes Grove Conference Center

April 24 - MAP Meeting @ District Missional Resource Center (10:00 AM)

April 27 - District Advisory Board & Action Committees @ District Missional Resource Center (10:00 AM)

April 28 - Strengths Finder Advocate Training 101 @ Leonardtown, MD

May 5 - Eastern Nazarene College Graduation

May 5 - District NMI Council Meeting @ District Missional Resource Center

May 10-20 - Pastor & Staff Area Meetings (Click here for specific dates & locations)

May 17-20 - Eastern Field NYI Quiz @ Eastern Nazarene College

May 20 - Pentecost Sunday

May 23 - New Leader's Orientation @ District Missional Resource Center (12:00 Noon)
Click Here for the Online Prayer List
York, PA Site: History & Polity of the
Church of the Nazarene
Milford, DE Site: Intro to Christian Education Ministries
Central Maryland Site: Biblical Interpretation
Shippensburg, PA Site:​​​ Spiritual Formation