Updated Schedule for March 'Together We Can' Celebrations

March 03, 2011

"We need to tell our story." That's a cornerstone of what you'll hear from the Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, when you attend a "Together We Can" workshop – coming in just a few days, to a church near you!

Rev. Sloane, Director of Communications Ministry at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, will conduct a series of informative and inspiring workshops throughout the California-Nevada Annual Conference, March 4-11.
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. "We need to tell our story" – and Ken Sloane will: many stories, in fact, of how United Methodists truly are transforming the world through their giving. He also will provide resources to help churches relay that message.
Pastors, please encourage your congregants (and especially your church treasurer and members of your finance committee) to join you at one of the "Together We Can: Celebrating United Methodist Giving" events. They are open to all.
An updated itinerary is below. If you don't find a presentation at a date and location convenient to you, we encourage you to host one at your church. There still are a few openings on the schedule and we want to make best use of Rev. Sloane's time with us.
Ken Sloane 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!
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  7-9 p.m. Lake Park UMC, 281 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
Tues. March 8 10 a.m.-noon Calvary UMC, 729 Morse Street, San Jose, CA 95126
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

4:30-6 p.m.

7-9 p.m.

Community UMC, 221 Thunderbird Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

Monte Toyon Camp (Bishop's Confirmation Retreat)

To host a "Together We Can: Celebrating United Methodist Giving" workshop at your church at one of the open times, please contact Cate Monaghan, Conference communications director, at catem@calnevumc.org or 916.374.1529.