Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. has outlined this year's guidelines for Bishop's Award nominations in a letter mailed this week to clergy and lay leaders.
It calls for nominations to be submitted by March 30. The bishop requests a 1-2 page narrative detailing how the nominee "is living as a disciple engaged in transforming the world, and those qualities that bring the nominee forth as a leader among us."
The nominee should have demonstrated "outstanding service" both within his/her local church and beyond the local church (in the Conference, General Church, or community setting).
The letter also has been posted in two places on the Conference website:
- the Bishop's Articles section (click on "Bishop" on the main navigation bar at the top of the Home Page at cnumc.org, then click on the "Bishop's Articles" link in the menu on the right side of the main Bishop's Office page);
- the 2011 Annual Conference Session page (click on "Annual Conference Session" – the first item under "Quick Links" in the menu on the right side of the Home Page – then click on the "2011 Annual Conference Session" link in the menu on the right side of the page which opens).
Bishop's Awards are presented each year at Annual Conference Session "in celebration of the work and service of lay people within the California-Nevada Annual Conference."
Send nominations to: Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., P.O. Box 980250, West Sacramento, CA 95798.
Nominations are kept confidential and recipients are not announced until the presentation of awards at Annual Conference Session in June.