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September 2019

Conference Office Closed - Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2019

Allen/Monroe Covenant team meeting

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:00 PM
Location: Scottsville First UMC

South Central District Covenant Team Leaders meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

District Operations Team (DOT) Meeting - London 1st

Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

South Central District Operational Team Meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:30 AM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

Trustee Meeting

Friday, September 13, 2019 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

LACE 101 Basic Course for Lay Servant Ministry

Friday, September 13, 2019 6:00 PM to Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC
LACE 101--A Basic Course for Lay Servant Ministry.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about The United Methodist Church.  This class can help a person discover his/her leadership skills in the church.  Some people who take this class find ...

Board of Pensions & Health Benefits

Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Ice Cream Social

Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Rockfield UMC
Rockfield United Methodist Church Annual Ice Cream Supper Sept. 14, 5-7 pm 682 Richpond Rockfield Rd. (Hwy. 242), Rockfield, KY   $10 for all the homemade ice  cream and desserts you can eat Hot dogs and hamburgers dinners also available for purchase...

Guided Personal Retreat at Lake Junaluska

Monday, September 16, 2019 to Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Experienced spiritual directors and clergy will guide you through a group centering session, evening prayer service and individual spiritual direction session, while leaving you ample time for personal reflection and renewal. The lodging package ...
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2019 Clergy School

Monday, September 16, 2019 9:00 AM to Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Location: Andover Campus of Lexington First UMC

Nathaniel Mission Open House

Saturday, September 21, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  SEPT 21 Open House & Benefit Show   SATURDAY September 21, 2019 Open House & Kid's Activities 5pm Live & Music & Silent Action 6pm Thoroughbred Magic Guild's 50th Anniversary Show 7pm ...

Barren/Metcalfe Covenant team meeting

Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

Warren North Covenant team meeting

Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:30 PM
Location: St. James UMC
All UMC pastors who serve churches in the northern part of Warren County are invited to this meeting.

Clinton County Covenant team meeting

Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: Peolia UMC

Adair/Russell covenant team meeting

Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Trinity UMC
Pastors from United Methodist churches in Adair and Russell counties are invited to attend an accountability/encouragment/teaching meeting at Trinity UMC.  Troy Elmore is the leader.  

Lexington District Youth Worship

Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: St. Luke UMC

Leadership Institute 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to Friday, September 27, 2019
Location: The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced today that registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2019, held September 25-27 at the Leawood, Kansas campus. The Church of the Resurrection, along with leading bishops, pastors and ...
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NCD Operational Team

Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center, 7400 Floydsburg Road

Commissioning Info Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30 PM to Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Location: Lexington District Office

Outreach & Hospitality in the 21st Century - Hosted by Heartland District

Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Middletown UMC
Times have certainly changed since I was bought up in the church as a young girl.  The arrival of Sunday sports, social media and new cultural views have changed how Americans understand religion and church.  The things that used to work are no ...

Marriage Enrichment Retreat at Lake Junaluska

Sunday, September 29, 2019 to Tuesday, October 1, 2019
These three-day retreats teach couples how to forge stronger relationships through meaningful conversation. Retreat leader Ned Martin (M.Div., M.A., LPC) will use emotionally focused therapy and a faith-based approach to explain the psychology of ...
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Annual Election Workshop

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Settle Memorial UMC
Annual Election (Open Enrollment) will be October 30 - November 14. It is during this time when participants will select the plans in which they will be enrolled for 2020. We hope you will join Wespath Representatives, Board of Pensions ...

Annual Election Workshop

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Broadway UMC (Bowling Green)
Annual Election (Open Enrollment) will be October 30 - November 14. It is during this time when participants will select the plans in which they will be enrolled for 2020. We hope you will join Wespath Representatives, Board of Pensions ...

Open Enrollment meeting for Health Insurance

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Broadway UMC
An informational meeting for all participants in the conference health insurance program is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Broadway UMC in Bowling Green.  If someone cannot attend this meeting, other meetings are being offered around the ...

Annual Election Workshop

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Conference Office
Annual Election (Open Enrollment) will be October 30 - November 14. It is during this time when participants will select the plans in which they will be enrolled for 2020. We hope you will join Wespath Representatives, Board of Pensions ...

Annual Election Workshop

Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Georgetown First UMC
Annual Election (Open Enrollment) will be October 30 - November 14. It is during this time when participants will select the plans in which they will be enrolled for 2020. We hope you will join Wespath Representatives, Board of Pensions ...

Annual Election Workshop

Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Richmond First UMC
Annual Election (Open Enrollment) will be October 30 - November 14. It is during this time when participants will select the plans in which they will be enrolled for 2020. We hope you will join Wespath Representatives, Board of Pensions ...

South Central DCOM meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC
District Committee on Ministry interviews with supply pastors.

Lay Academy for Church Excellence (LACE) - Basic Session 1

Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Lay Academy of Church Excellence (LACE) is designed for United Methodist lay people to become more effective members of their local church and to become an effective witness in the local community.The classes assist lay people to enable them to ...

Allen/Monroe Covenant team meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:00 PM
Location: Scottsville First UMC

Bullitt County Cluster Charge Conference

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Bethel United Methodist Church
Cluster charge conference for the following churches: Bethel (Bullitt) Mt. Washington Davidson Memorial Cedar Grove Dennie Memorial Overdale  

2019 Thailand Mission Trip

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Monday, October 21, 2019
Travel with the Kentucky United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. October 10-21, 2019 Serving with Thailand Methodist Mission, and their Pioneer Pastors and Blessing Home programs. Open to members & friends of our Kentucky United Methodist ...

District Operations Team (DOT) Meeting - London 1st

Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wisdom of the Elders: Healing the Earth Time

Friday, October 11, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019
The United Methodist Church has a long tradition of being in dialogue with those from other cultural, denominational and faith traditions.  This dialogue allows us to be better able to understand the distinction of a Wesleyan theological perspective ...

Lay Academy for Church Excellence (LACE) - Advanced Session 3

Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Lay Academy of Church Excellence (LACE) is designed for United Methodist lay people to become more effective members of their local church and to become an effective witness in the local community.The classes assist lay people to enable them to ...

South Central District Operational Team Meeting

Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

Choir Music Weekend at Lake Junaluska

Friday, October 18, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019
Designed for small and medium-sized adult choirs, the weekend includes worship and specialized workshops. Groups will revel in the beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska and learn eight new anthems to take back to their home churches.
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Lay Academy for Church Excellence (LACE) - Advanced Session 4

Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Lay Academy of Church Excellence (LACE) is designed for United Methodist lay people to become more effective members of their local church and to become an effective witness in the local community.The classes assist lay people to enable them to ...

Journeys of Paul Cruise

Sunday, October 20, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019
Journeys of Paul Cruise 2019 with Bishop Leonard Fairley and the Kentucky Annual Conference 12 days Greece, Italy & Malta STARTING FROM $4098*   Departing October 20, 2019  Join Bishop Leonard Fairley and the Kentucky Annual Conference on the ...
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Guided Personal Retreat at Lake Junaluska

Monday, October 21, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Experienced spiritual directors and clergy will guide you through a group centering session, evening prayer service and individual spiritual direction session, while leaving you ample time for personal reflection and renewal. The lodging package ...
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Charge Conference - Somerset 1st UMC

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:00 PM

In Mission Together

Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:15 PM
Location: The Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
The 2019 Eastern Europe and the Balkans In Mission Together Summit will be held here at The Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Church offices in Crestwood, KY (just outside of Louisville, KY) Join mission representatives from Eastern Europe & ...

Charge Conference - London 1st UMC

Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Clinton County Covenant team meeting

Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: Peolia UMC

Adair/Russell Covenant team meeting

Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: Trinity UMC

Charge Conference - Hindman UMC

Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM

Pennyrile District Charge Conference #2 Eddyville UMC

Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:00 PM
Charge Conference #2 is Sunday, October 27th at Eddyville UMC.  Paperwork is due Sunday, October 20th. 

Rev it up!

Monday, October 28, 2019 1:00 PM to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Location: Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
Rev it up! for a lifetime of ministry! - Strengthen personal, financial and leadership skills that can improve your life and sustain your ministry - Network with other young clergy from across the denomination - Participate in one-on-one ...
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Heartland District NCD team meeting

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Fern Creek

NCD Operational Team

Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Kentucky Annual Conference

Lay Academy for Church Excellence (LACE) - Basic Session 2

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Lay Academy of Church Excellence (LACE) is designed for United Methodist lay people to become more effective members of their local church and to become an effective witness in the local community.The classes assist lay people to enable them to ...

Pennyrile District Charge Conference #3 Petrie Memorial UMC

Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Charge Conference #3 is Sunday, November 3rd at Petrie Memorial UMC in Elkton.  Paperwork is due Sunday, October 27th.

South Central Charge Conference # 1

Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Trinity UMC
Charge conference for churches in Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green and Russell counties.  Paperwork is due no later than October 20.

BOM Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: TBD

South Central District Charge Conference # 2

Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Christ Church (BG)
Charge conference for churches in Allen, Simpson and Warren counties.

Clergy Benefits Academy

Monday, November 11, 2019 1:00 PM to Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Location: Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
All active clergy members of The United Methodist Church: Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) invites you to attend the Clergy Benefits Academy! The Clergy Benefits Academy is for all ages and stages of ministry—new ordinands, early-career ...
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South Central District Covenant Team Leaders meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

District Operations Team (DOT) Meeting - London 1st

Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

South Central District Operational Team meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

FINAL Boundaries Training for 2016-2019 Quadrennium – Crestwood, KY

Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center

South Central District Charge Conference # 3

Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC
Charge Conference for churches in Barren, Hart, Metcalfe and Monroe counties.  Reports are due by Sunday, November 3, 2019.

SEJ Clergywomen

Monday, November 18, 2019 to Thursday, November 21, 2019
Uncharted:  Adventuring the Wilderness with God SAVE THE DATE!!! Calling all SEJ Clergywomen! November 18-21, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL Registration opens May 1, 2019! Early Bird:  $199 (May 1 - Aug. 31) Regular:  $225 At-The-Door:  $250 ...

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019
Theme: The Arts of Peace: Imagining the Way. In this capstone Interfaith Peace Conference, explore the arts of the Abrahamic faiths that shape our understanding of peacemaking and inspire us to create peace in our lives and in the world. Syrian ...
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NCD Operational Team

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Barren/Metcalfe Covenant team meeting

Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

Conference Office Closes at 12:30

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Friday, November 29, 2019
Start a new tradition and savor an exquisite Thanksgiving meal with family and friends. Add a Biltmore Estate ticket or visit other local area attractions.
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Conference Office Closed - Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2019 to Friday, November 29, 2019

South Central District Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 2, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC
District Christmas Dinner for all pastors and their families as well as retired pastors and their families.  Gathering starts at 6:00 and we will eat at 6:30 p.m.  Poston Catering will be providing the food again this year.  Please make your ...

Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

Thursday, December 12, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
Awaken the spirit of Christmas through festive live music, hearty meals and local artistry. Festivities include Handel’s Messiah, featuring the Lake Junaluska Singers, additional musical entertainment, and the Appalachian Christmas Craft Show, which ...
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District Operations Team Meeting - London 1st

Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Handel's Messiah

Friday, December 13, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
A group of regional choristers, orchestra and the Lake Junaluska Singers will sing selections from Handel's Messiah, which tells of Christ's birth. Messiah is a baroque-era music composition for orchestra, choir and soloists composed by George ...
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Appalachian Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Appalachian Christmas Craft Show brings together vendors from across the Appalachian region to sell their unique and beautiful crafts. The show is hosted by the Junaluska Woman's Club, and all profits go toward charitable organizations. The show ...
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Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith Band

Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Since the year 2000, the Mountain Faith Band has performed their unique brand of Americana/Roots music to audiences from coast to coast. During Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska, Summer Brooke Mountain Faith Band will perform songs from their ...
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Lake Junaluska Singers Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
This 16-voice, award-winning ensemble was formed in 1954, and their legacy includes national and international performances for conferences, dignitaries and major events. During Appalachian Christmas, the Lake Junaluska Singers will focus on festive ...
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NCD Operational Team

Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

District Christmas Luncheon - Pine Mountain Grill, Whitesburg

Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Covenant Team Meeting, Certified Lay Ministers (Science Hill)

Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

District Christmas Luncheon - Cumberland Falls State Park

Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

SE District Operations Meeting (London 1st)

Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

NCD Operational Team

Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Meeting is rescheduled from later in the month to Jan. 9th.

Church Multiplication Institute Session 1

Friday, January 10, 2020 to Saturday, January 11, 2020

SE District Leadership Training, Region 1&2 (Somerset 1st UMC)

Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Leadership Training Day - Jan 11, 9:30-2pm Please register with us before Sunday, January 5th with your name and sessions you wish to attend, by calling 606-678-4042.   9:30am: Worship 10: Morning Seminars Finance: Heather DuVall, Conference ...

Active Shooter Response Training Instructor Course

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Location: Middletown United Methodist Church
This 2-Day Instructor training course is designed to teach participants the skills and strategies to increase survivability during the gap between the time a violent event begins, and law enforcement arrives. Upon completion of this course you will ...
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Active Shooter Response Training Instructor Course

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Location: Middletown United Methodist Church
This 2-Day Instructor training course is designed to teach participants the skills and strategies to increase survivability during the gap between the time a violent event begins, and law enforcement arrives. Upon completion of this course you will ...
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2020 Winter Blitz

Friday, January 17, 2020 6:30 PM to Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 12:15 PM
Location: West Hall of the Kentucky Fairgrounds and Expo Center
A Weekend of Connecting, Worship, and Growing in God's Word. January 17-19, 2020 **Winter Blitz is moving back  to our former location at the  KY Expo Center. Due to a change made by the KY Fair and Exposition Center we will be located back in ...
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SE District Covenant Band Training (London 1st UMC)

Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Pan Methodist MLK Day Celebration

Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Quinn Chapel AME Church
The theme for this year's event is Faith Communities in the Midst of the Dream.

South Central District Covenant Team Leaders meeting

Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Glasgow First UMC
Covenant team leaders gather to discuss upcoming events, plans learning times for our covenant teams, worship and encourage each other.

South Central District Operational Team meeting

Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First United Methodist Church
Operational Team meeting to plan district events, look at ways of improving our district and encouraging each other.

South Central District Training Event

Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC
District Training Event offering five classes:  PPRC, Trustees, Finance, Dinner Church and "It Worked for Us".  We are only offering one event in our district this year at Glasgow First UMC on January 26, 2020.  After a brief gathering we will break ...

SE District Operations Meeting (London 1st) [Rescheduled]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Rescheduled from Feb 6 to Jan 30.

Summit Youth Event

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort
Join us for a weekend full of worship, music, and laughter in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina at Summit this year! Summit is a spiritual retreat/conference for youth groups sponsored by the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. ...
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Summit Youth Conference

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort - Asheville, NC
Join us for a weekend full of worship, music, and laughter in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina at Summit! Summit is a spiritual retreat/conference for youth groups sponsored by the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. Summit will ...
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Green-Hart Covenant Team Meeting

Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Ladies Chapel UMC
All United Methodist pastors serving churches in Green and Hart counties are expected to attend this covenant team meeting at Ladies Chapel (Green County).  Greg Rose is the covenant team leader.  

The Wesleyan Covenant Association Informational Meeting

Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: Centenary Lexington
The following event is not sponsored by the Kentucky Annual Conference.  To assist you in gathering information that may help as you lead your churches, you are invited to attend the following event to learn more about this group and the information ...

Discipleshift Retreat - February 2020 - POSTPONED!!!

Friday, February 7, 2020 8:30 AM to Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM
***This session of Discipleshift has been POSTPONED until the spring!*** The mission of the United Methodist Church is to fulfill the Great Commission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  There are many avenues...

SE District Covenant Team Meeting, Region 1B, Ferguson UMC

Monday, February 10, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Ferguson UMC
Shepherdvisor/Band Leader: Gary Clark Band Leader: Robbie Shrout  

2020 Holy Land Journey

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020
Join Bishop Leonard Fairley and the Kentucky Annual Conference in a Holy Land Journey! Pricing starts at $3296* (all inclusive), with travel from Louisville, Lexington. Cincinnati or Nashville Register early and save: Save $150 if you ...

SE District Covenant Team Meeting, Region 2A, London 1st UMC

Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: London 1st UMC
Shepherdvisor/Band Leader: Matthew Kimmons Co-Leader: Zach Davis  

SE District Covenant Team Meeting, Region 3, Harlan UMC

Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Harlan UMC
Shepherdvisor/Band Leader: Chuck Shroll Co-Leader: Arnold Hammons  

SE District Covenant Team Meeting, Region 2B, London 1st UMC

Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: London 1st UMC
Shepherdvisor/Band Leader: Matthew Kimmons Co-Leader: David Miller  

District Information Events with Delegates - Pennyrile

Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: St. John
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

District Information Events with Delegates - Owensboro

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Settle Memorial
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

South Central District Operational Team meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

Awakening 70

Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00 PM to Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Centenary UMC

SE District Covenant Team Meeting, Region 4, Bowman Memorial UMC, Hazard

Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Bowman Memorial UMC
Shepherdvisor/Band Leader: Glenn Cox Co-Leader: John Street  
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SE District Covenant Team Meeting, Region 1A, Somerset 1st UMC

Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Shepherdvisor/Band Leader: Chris Basil Co-Leader: Johnny Strange

Cumberland County Covenant Team Meeting

Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Burkesville First UMC
All United Methodist pastors in Cumberland County are invited to this covenant team meeting.  William Herndon is the covenant team leader.  

Lexington District General Conference Meeting

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to 8:00 PM
Location: Trinity Hill UMC

District Information Events with Delegates - Lexington

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Trinity Hill
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

NCD Operational Team

Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

District Information Events with Delegates - Heartland

Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Mount Washington
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

Tod Bolsinger "Canoeing the Mountains" Teaching Event

Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM
Location: Maysville Trinity
Free Training Event featuring Tod E. Bolsinger who is the Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation, and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. Author of "Canoeing the Mountains"- Christian Leadership In ...
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District Information Events with Delegates - Northern Kentucky

Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Immanuel
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

SE District Operations Meeting (London 1st)

Monday, March 2, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

District Information Events with Delegates - Kentucky East

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Louisa UMC
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

District Information Events with Delegates - South Central

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Glasgow First
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

Connect Weekend

Friday, March 6, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center
For youth pastors and youth leaders. Connect Rest Renew Learn
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Discipleshift Retreat - March 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 5:30 PM to Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: London First
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to fulfill the Great Commission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  There are many avenues in which a disciple is made but intentionality is key for this ...

A Morning with Bishop Fairley and Confirmation Students

Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00 AM
Location: Crestwood UMC
  9:45am… Doors Open at Crestwood United Methodist Church 10:00 am… The Connection at Work – We will hear brief presentations from several of the conference areas of ministry and the ways that we are connected throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky...

District Information Events with Delegates - South East Kentucky

Monday, March 9, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Science Hill
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

District Information Events with Delegates - Bluegrass

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Lawrenceberg
Delegates from the Kentucky Annual Conference invite you to an informational meeting where we will share with you the latest information regarding our church.  This will be a time of sharing the logistics of how General Conference works, the major ...

Kid @ Heart Training

Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Morehead UMC
1st of 8 trainings in interactive storytelling and lesson plan development through Kids at heart Ministry. When all 8 trainings are completed individuals will recieve a childrens ministry certification.
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Aldersgate Virtual Day Camp

Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, April 3, 2020
Twice a day, during the week for the next three weeks Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center will go live and share a story, bible lesson, sing along, craft and more. As we are asked to stay home we wanted to intentionally create a space that will help ...
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NCD Full Team

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Engage Retreat

Friday, March 20, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Location: Loucon Camp & Retreat Center
Serving the Least of These...You Did It for Me Join students from around the state for a weekend retreat at Camp Loucon.  Campers will participate in the important small group discussions, powerful worship, and fun games and adventure activities.  ...
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UMCNext Informational Meeting

Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:00 AM
Location: Kentucky State University (Exum Center)
  ***THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The following event is not sponsored by the Kentucky Annual Conference.  To assist you in gathering information that may help as you lead your churches, you are invited to attend the following event to learn ...

District Pastor's Meeting - Bluegrass

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Danville Centenary UMC
District Pastor’s Meeting Tuesday, March 24 (choose one of the following times): 11 am–12:30 pm, or 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.  Each of these will be at Danville Centenary.  We will hear testimonies from several of what being a part of a Covenant Small Group...

District Pastor's Meeting - Bluegrass

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Danville Centenary UMC
District Pastor’s Meeting Tuesday, March 24 (choose one of the following times): 11 am–12:30 pm, or 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.  Each of these will be at Danville Centenary.  We will hear testimonies from several of what being a part of a Covenant Small ...

South Central District Covenant Team Leaders meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

Retirement Seminar

Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Retirement Seminar for those clergy who will be retiring at Annual Conference in June 2020. Topics include Wespath retirement accounts, setting up access in Benefits Access, Social Security and Medicare, retiree health care, and logistics for Annual ...

South Central District Operational Team Meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First UMC

General Conference Informational Meeting (Suspended)

Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Thousandsticks UMC
At Thousandsticks UMC. Go 43 miles East of London, just off the Hal Rogers Pkwy at exit 44.  Take the exit and then take the next right, crossing back over the Pkwy--immediately turn right into the Thousandsticks UMC driveway and parking area. We ...

CANCELLED - Emergency Response Training - Bluegrass

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Shelbyville Centenary UMC
Early Response Team (ERT) Training March 28, 2020    8 am – 5 pm Shelbyville Centenary UMC Shelbyville, KY               On Saturday, March 28 Shelbyville Centenary UMC will host UMCOR – ERT Training for the Bluegrass District. Jim Morse, our ...
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SE District Operations Virtual (Zoom) Meeting (London 1st)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Lake Junaluska
Children ages 12 and under are invited to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt located near Stuart Auditorium. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance for photos! Free and open to the public. 11:30 a.m. - Ages 1-3 11:35 a.m. - Ages 4-7 11:40 a.m. - ...
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Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Lake Junaluska
Celebrate Easter with a powerful Sunrise Service at the Amphitheater below the Lake Junaluska Cross. The Rev. Bill Gattis will preach. Gattis, a UMC pastor (retired, NC Conference), has served as a UMC District Superintendent and Executive Director ...
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Easter Lunch Buffet

Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: The Terrace at Lake Junaluska
Join us for a festive Easter meal at The Terrace. Lunch will be served with reservations available between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Easter Lunch Buffet is $29.95 per person age 12 and older, $13 per child age 4 to 11, and free for children ages 3...
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NOW CANCELED- Lindsey Wilson College Singers Benefit Concert for Lighthouse Academy

Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lighthouse Academy at Newburg
We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel due to the COVID19 pandemic.  The Lindsey Wilson College Singers will present a concert to benefit The Lighthouse Academy at Newburg, a Heartland district ministry serving children. A love ...
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The Art of Hospitality

Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: Church of the Resurrection
In light of current recommendations and in a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Art of Hospitality Conference scheduled for April 23-24, 2020. Plan to ...
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Youth Discipleship Retreat: YDR 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020
Location: Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center
We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel YDR (Youth Discipleship Retreat) 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. We will schedule a new time and date later this   YDR provides the music, speaker, great times, and camp activities such as low ...
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POSTPONED The Second Annual KyUMH Epicurean Experience

Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes - Nicholasville Campus
With a gourmet theme and a compassionate cause, the Epicurean Experience is one of the year's most anticipated charitable events. Guests enjoy spectacular food and live entertainment. Featured Lexington chefs serve their best dishes, desserts and ...
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South Central District Conference

Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:00 PM
Location: Glasgow First United Methodist Church
Our District Conference is for all pastors and lay delegates.  At this meeting we will receive information about this year's Annual Conference as well as set the district budget for next year and elect officers for the district.  Please plan to ...

SE District Operations Virtual (Zoom) Meeting (London 1st)

Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Virtual YDR

Friday, May 15, 2020 to Saturday, May 16, 2020
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30 Minutes with the DS

Monday, May 18, 2020 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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30 Minutes with the DS

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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30 Minutes with the DS

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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Church and Society Launches Virtual Seminar Program on COVID-19

Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Online
Church and Society takes its signature Seminar Program virtual in a series of webinars on COVID-19 and social justice issues. The weekly series, called Pre-existing Disparities Revealed, explores how the pandemic intersects with topics such as ...

Church and Society Launches Virtual Seminar Program on COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Online
Church and Society takes its signature Seminar Program virtual in a series of webinars on COVID-19 and social justice issues. The weekly series, called Pre-existing Disparities Revealed, explores how the pandemic intersects with topics such as ...

Bluegrass District Conference

Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
District Conference Sunday, May 31, 3:00-4:30 pm, at Shelbyville Centenary.  This date was announced last year, and we are reminding you again. All pastors and Annual Conference lay delegates are expected to attend. But all others are welcome. This...

Oberammergau Passion Play

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020
2020 Oberammergau Passion Play & European Capitals Tour with Bishop Lindsey Davis 10 days  Austria, Germany & Prague STARTING FROM $4398* Enjoy 10 days in Germany, Austria, and Prague with Bishop Lindsey Davis. You'll explore Innsbruck, Prague, ...
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SE District Operations Virtual (Zoom) Meeting (London 1st)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Church and Society Launches Virtual Seminar Program on COVID-19

Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Online
Church and Society takes its signature Seminar Program virtual in a series of webinars on COVID-19 and social justice issues. The weekly series, called Pre-existing Disparities Revealed, explores how the pandemic intersects with topics such as ...

Annual Conference 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020 to Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Annual Conference 2020 will be held on June 8-10. For more information

Church and Society Launches Virtual Seminar Program on COVID-19

Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Online
Church and Society takes its signature Seminar Program virtual in a series of webinars on COVID-19 and social justice issues. The weekly series, called Pre-existing Disparities Revealed, explores how the pandemic intersects with topics such as ...

Church and Society Launches Virtual Seminar Program on COVID-19

Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Online
Church and Society takes its signature Seminar Program virtual in a series of webinars on COVID-19 and social justice issues. The weekly series, called Pre-existing Disparities Revealed, explores how the pandemic intersects with topics such as ...

Special KyUMH 5th Sunday Offering - Postponed from May 31

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Location: The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes
Thank you for your faithful, sacrificial support of our kids during this uncertain time. We are postponing the next 5th Sunday Offering from May 31 to June 28. We believe this is our best course of action due to continued social distancing guidelines...
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KyUMH Evening of Blessings

Monday, July 20, 2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes - Mary Kendall Campus
MONDAY JULY 20, 2020 Settle Memorial Renewal and Outreach Center 201 East 4th Street Owensboro, KY The Evening of Blessings is a fundraising dinner to benefit the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes Mary Kendall Campus. Join us for a relaxing ...

Mission Trip to Thailand - POSTPONED

Thursday, August 6, 2020 to Monday, August 17, 2020
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021!   More details to come.   For more information related to this United Methodist VIM trip, please contact Rev. Loletuth Kalz at loletuth.kalz@m1umc.org  
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Oberammergau Passion Play

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to Friday, September 4, 2020
2020 Oberammergau Passion Play & European Capitals Tour with Ric Holladay & Dr. Mary Bemker 10 days  Austria, Germany & Prague STARTING FROM $4398* Join Rev. K. Richard Holladay & Dr. Mary Bemker and enjoy 10 days in Germany, Austria, and Prague. ...
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Friends of the Lake 5K, Road Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run

Monday, September 7, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Lake Junaluska
The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race, Walk Kids’ Fun Run is a charitable event to support the recreation opportunities of Lake Junaluska through the Friends of the Lake program. Profits support the annual maintenance and improvement of the ...
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38th Annual Golf Scramble for the Children

Friday, September 11, 2020 8:00 AM
Location: Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes - Nicholasville Campus
The 38th Annual Golf Scramble for the Children September 4, 2020 Golf Club of the Bluegrass 438 Barbaro Lane Nicholasville, KY For more than 148 years, The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes has served young people - originally as an ...
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Clergy School 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020
Location: Conference Center
Kentucky Annual Conference Clergy School

3-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Nazareth Retreat Center
A spiritual formation renewal program of The Upper Room, offered by the Academy for Spiritual Renewal Team of the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church & the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky. THOMAS MERTON with DR. LOYD...

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