Please join us at our Annual Charge Conference at 3 pm on October 22nd at St. Luke’s UMC. Pastor Rebecca requests the staff and committee chairs and their members to attend. All members of the congregation are welcome. We hope for a good EHUMC representation.
“As we look at the future of our congregation and our mission and ministry together, I want to invite you to our Annual Church Conference on Sunday, October 22nd from 3-4 pm at St. Luke UMC (11810 Burke St. – Omaha). At this meeting, we will approve our 2018 Budget, Lay Leadership nominations, Membership Lists, and Lay Speakers. We will also talk about 4 important questions that will shape our mission and ministry moving forward…
- Why do we exist as a congregation?
- What would be lost in our community, in our field, in our world if we ceased to be?
- What purposes and principles must we protect as central to our identity?
- What are we willing to let go of so the mission will continue?
Take some time to consider those questions and bring your reflections with you on October 22nd – we’ll have about 30 minutes of time dedicated to just that conversation. This is an exciting time for our church – even in the midst of the changes. May we hold on to our faith as we look into the future and consider all of the possibilities for our work together!”
What is the Charge Conference?
The charge conference is an annual meeting of the members of the local church leadership with the District Superintendent. The charge conference directs the work of the church and gives general oversight to the church council, reviews and evaluates the mission and ministry of the church, sets salaries for the pastor and staff, elects the members of the church council, and recommends candidates for ordained ministry.
The District Superintendent for the Missouri River District is Rev. Chad Anglemyer.