District eNEWS   January 9, 2017


The District Advisory Board has approved the 2017 District Nominating Committee, and this committee will begin their work in January. If you would like to make nominations for the District Advisory Board, the Board of Ministry, or the District Court of Appeals, please go to this website (District Nominations) and list your nominations.

NMI Convention = March 31-April 1
NYI Convention = April 1
District Assembly = April 2-3
101 Strengths Finder Training in Spanish

We are each fearfully & wonderfully made with a combination of talents that God gifts us with that make you unique among everyone who has ever lived. The talents are the source of the strengths we have to serve God and accomplish the good works He has prepared in advance for us to do. These same strengths are the source of the best work we do and the ways we have to bless the people we live & serve beside. Come to this workshop where you’ll learn about your own top 5 strengths and receive tools with which to help others around you to understand their strengths too.

Location: Owings Mills First Latin American Church of the Nazarene
2 Lastgate Rd. Owings Mills, MD. 21117
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Rev. Marty Hoskins; Mission Personnel Director, Global Missions for the Church of the Nazarene

Registration link:
Oakland, MD Church calls David C. Dayhoff as Pastor

David C. Dayhoff has accepted the call to serve as the Lead Pastor of the Oakland, MD Church. His first Sunday will be January 29, 2017, which also will be the Sunday of his installation during the 10:45AM service. Dr. David Bowser, district superintendent will conduct the installation service. Pastor Dave has served since 2013 as the Pastor of Youth & Young Adults at the Salisbury, MD Cross Pointe Church.

We congratulate Pastor Dave & the Oakland congregation on this new chapter of their lives.

Youth in Mission (YiM) has some exciting mission opportunities for young adults (18-25yrs) in 12 locations across the region for June-July 2017: www.youthinmission.org/#locations

What is YiM? An initiative of the USA/Canada Region Church of the Nazarene whose mission is to engage young adults in the mission of Christ through the community of the Church in the diversity of Culture.
Learn more at: www.youthinmission.org
January Area Pastor's Meetings (Click here for full schedule)

January 9-11:
Pastor's & Staff Prayer Retreat @ Roxbury Camp & Conference Center

January 12:
SDMI Budget Planning Meeting @ 5:30 PM with dinner (District Missional Resource Center)

January 12:
SDMI Council Meeting @ 7:00 PM (District Missional Resource Center)

January 14:
2017 Ordination Seminar #2 (District Missional Resource Center) @ 10:00 AM

January 14:
January Mix-Up Teen Quiz @ The Cross Church in Dover, DE

January 17:
Executive Finance Committee Meeting (Budget Session)

January 27-28:
District Festival of Life @ Severn Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene

January 31:
Delmarva LEAD Cohort Meeting @ Milford, DE (7:00 PM)

February 1:
S Maryland/DC LEAD Cohort Meeting @ Melwood Church (7:00 PM)

February 2:
Staff Pastor's Cohort @ District Missional Resource Center
(10:00 AM)

February 2:
Mainland LEAD Cohort @ Hagerstown, MD (7:00 PM)
Click Here for the Online Prayer List
General Assembly 2017 Website
The 2017 General Assembly and Conventions website is live at: nazarene.org/ga.
WBI Class:  Developing a Missional Church
Location: Shippensburg, PA Church of the Nazarene
Starts: Monday PM January 30 (Flexible Schedule)
Instructor: Ken Mills
Information or Interest: Click Here