Save the Date for Extraordinary Orders Event in March!

December 20, 2011

Clergy and candidates: Set aside March 14 on your calendar now – for an event you will not want to miss!

It will be a day of worship and renewal for all clergy and candidates – in all orders of ministry, active and retired, appointed and not-currently-appointed – featuring worship and music leaders Mark Miller* and Marcia McFee.**
 
This gathering of the orders is brought to you by the California-Nevada Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the Orders of Elders and Deacons, and Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr.
 
Make plans now to attend this day of soul-satisfying worship and re-affirmation of your call to ministry, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, California.
 
*Mark Miller currently serves on the faculty at both the Drew Theological School and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, where he teaches music and worship. He also is Director of the Gospel and Youth Choirs at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. Mark is well- known throughout the United Methodist Church as a worship leader, teacher, and performer of sacred music. Abingdon Press has written that he is a "rising star in the field of Protestant music."
 
Composing for the church is one of Mark's passions. In February 2002, Abingdon launched the Mark Miller Anthem Series, and in March 2003, Abingdon Press published his hymn collection, Amazing Abundance, Hymns for a Growing Church. Mark has composed many of the hymns in the new United Methodist Worship & Song hymnal.
 
**Marcia McFee has been designing memorable worship for 20 years. She is the founder and leader of The Worship Workshop, and has become a trusted mentor to the Council of Bishops and the entire denomination as it moves into 21st century communication and vital ministry. In 2010, Marcia led worship at our Annual Conference Session. She is now generously taking a break from preparation for the 29 worship services she will lead at General Conference 2012, to lead us again in meaningful and inspiring worship at the Gathering of Orders event.