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Introducing Rev. Mark Gibbons, the new Bluegrass District Superintendent

posted on May 21

An introduction to Rev. Mark Gibbons, in his own words:   Dear Clergy and Laity of the Bluegrass District,   It is with both excitement and humbleness that I bring you greetings as your incoming ...

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Annual Clergy Spouse Luncheon

posted on April 17

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Chaplains in the Boy Scouts

posted on April 09

If you are a chaplain, or are interested in being a chaplain, for a Boy Scout Troop, here's a great resource to learn more about the responsibilities and opportunities of being a chaplain or chaplain'...

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Book Recommendation: Sacred Rhythms

posted on February 27

The LACE book for March is a recommendation by Judy Beth Noel.  Below is what she has to say about it:   Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton Whether you are a life-long servant in ministry or have ...

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All Clergy Meeting on March 1

posted on February 11

Bishop Fairley is calling for a Gathering of the Orders and Fellowship on Thursday, March 1st, 2018. The Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors, the Order of Elders and the Order of Deacons...

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Book Recommendation: Canoeing the Mountains

posted on February 06

As part of the LACE program, in the months where there is no LACE Saturday, various members of the LACE Committee will be offering up book recommendations to lay servants or anyone who wants to ...

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A Conversation on A Way Forward

posted on January 25

The Bishop and Rev. Julie Hager Love will be meeting April 17, 2018 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Danville Centenary UMC with interested clergy and laity from the Bluegrass District on where we are in the ...

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Beyond the Worship Wars: Why Older Adults Worship Differently

posted on January 25

On Friday, February 2, at 11 AM Eastern/10 AM Central time, there will be a webinar called Beyond the Worship Wars: Why Older Adults Worship Differently. Presenter Will Randolph will lead this 2 hour...

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Older Adult Ministries

posted on January 08

The Kentucky Conference has a great resource for ministering to older adults - the Older Adult Ministries Team, led by Rev. Sue Eaton! This team's purpose is to support older adults, defined as adults...

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Early Response Teams going with UMCOR to Puerto Rico

posted on January 03

UMCOR has begun coordinating Early Response Teams to Puerto Rico in cooperation with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. If you are interested and meet the following criteria, please call me and I ...

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Graefenburg United Methodist Church: Their History and Mission!

posted on January 03

(Article by Abbi Blosser, Photographs by Jocelyn Duke) Graefenburg United Methodist Church was established in 1835, and has been serving Graefenburg and the surrounding communities for the past 183 ...

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Open Enrollment Meeting: Shelbyville Centenary UMC on September 28

posted on September 18

An open enrollment meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28, from 10 AM to Noon at Shelbyville Centenary United Methodist Church. The Kentucky Conference Benefits Administrator, Celeste Doll, ...

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Bishop Fairley to speak on "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teams"

posted on August 30

Bishop Leonard Fairley will be speaking at five regional locations this fall on "See the Possibilities: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teams." Each meeting will be focused on building leadership ...

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Collect Kits for UMCOR!

posted on August 30

From Dave Pratt, Bluegrass District Disaster Response Coordinator: To all Pastors of Bluegrass District,   Over the past few days you have seen a lot of information on Hurricane Harvey.  Jim ...

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Learning Opportunities Coming in September

posted on August 18

Two great learning opportunities are coming up in September! First, on Thursday, September 7, at 11 AM Eastern/10 AM Central, the UMC General Council on Finance and Administration is offering a free ...

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Georgetown First UMC holds Back to School Bash

posted on August 15

On Saturday, August 5, 256 needy kids received new backpacks, sneakers, socks and school supplies at the "Back to School Bash" at Georgetown First United Methodist Church. The church hosted and ...

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When It Is Finished...

posted on January 06

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on ...

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