March 30 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Bishop's Award, presented during Annual Conference Session "in celebration of the work and service of lay people within the California-Nevada Annual Conference."
In a letter mailed to clergy and lay leaders, Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. has outlined this year's guidelines for Bishop's Award nominations.
The award is given to a layperson who has demonstrated "outstanding service" in his or her local church and beyond the local church – whether in the Conference, the General Church, or the community.
The bishop requests a short narrative (1-2 pages in length) 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 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, found in the menu on the right side of the main Bishop's Office page);
- the 2012 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 "2012 Annual Conference Session" link, located in the menu on the right side of the page that opens).
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.