Dates, Locations Announced for March 'Together We Can' Celebrations

February 24, 2011

The preliminary itinerary for the March "Together We Can: Celebrating United Methodist Giving" tour has been announced. Pastors, church treasurers, and members of church finance committees, in particular, are urged to make plans now to attend one of these inspiring and informative workshops. They are open to all.

The "Together We Can: Celebrating United Methodist Giving" workshops are being presented by the Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, Director of Communications Ministry at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, who will tell the stories of how United Methodists truly are transforming the world through their giving, and provide resources to help churches relay that message.
As leader of the team that developed both the "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" and the "Rethink Church" campaigns, Ken Sloane is uniquely qualified to report on United Methodism today and the efforts to connect the Church with a hurting world.   
He has a true passion for The United Methodist Church and its connectional system, and his vision for how UMs are doing great things for Christ is infectious: Far from being a dry recitation of "reasons to give," Rev. Sloane's presentation will encourage and inspire all who attend. It is called a "celebration" for a reason!
Make plans now to attend one of the scheduled presentations, or arrange to host one at your church, on one of the open dates.
Fri. March 4 7-9 p.m. OPEN
Sat. March 5 morning OPEN
Sat. March 5 1-2 p.m. presentation to Conference CFA, UM Center, West Sacramento, CA
Sat. March 5 3-9 p.m. OPEN
Sun. March 6 2-4 p.m. South Reno UMC, 200 De Spain Lane, Reno, NV 89511
Mon. March 7   OPEN
Tues. March 8 morning and afternoon OPEN
Tues. March 8 6:30-9 p.m. Central Extension Society, Community UMC, 1480 Poplar, Oakdale, CA 95361 (shared presentation with Cal-Nev Communications)
Wed. March 9 2-4 p.m. Trinity UMC, 511 Oak Street, Colusa, CA 95932
Thur. March 10 7-9 p.m. San Ramon Valley UMC, 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507
Fri. March 11 7-9 p.m. Monte Toyon Camp (Bishop's Confirmation Retreat)
Churches are encouraged to host a "Together We Can: Celebrating United Methodist Giving" workshop on one of the open dates. To invite Rev. Sloane, please contact Cate Monaghan, Conference communications director, at or 916.374.1529.
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