Remember to RSVP for the Saturday, Sept. 10 orientation and training for Conference committee leadership. The event will take place at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The designated officers for each committee have been invited. Other committee members may attend, as well, at the invitation of the chairperson.
Officers and other invited committee members are asked to RSVP on line, to let meeting planners know whether to expect them.
This is a first step in the process of orientation and training to enable Conference leaders to live into and experiment with our proposed Conference structure – which aligns the work of the Conference with the denomination's four areas of mission focus.
"What we are doing goes beyond revamping an organizational chart," said Linda Caldwell, Conference Superintendent for Mission Alignment, in her invitation to attend. "In order to take full advantage of the changes we are moving into, we will need to adopt new assumptions and new behaviors.
"We are setting aside this day to explore the proposed structure fully so that we can start to live into it and operate out of it for the next 10 months."