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10:30 Service - Burlington United Methodist Church

10:30 Service - Burlington United Methodist Church

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Page 10 LEADERSHIP & FAITH TRA�SFORMI�G COMMU�ITIES KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER IN WICHITA MARCH 11-14 COST: TUITION, LODGING & MOST MEALS COVERED THIS IS THE LAST OFFERING FOR THIS PROGRAM. I am looking for 4-6 people to attend this very special event. We are preregistered and ready to go—we just need people to attend. Let me share with you what this program is about. Church teams will consist of 4-7 United Methodist (UM) members. Participants will meet for 2 program sessions (March 11-14 and October 21-23), and over 7 months they will have on-going contact with their assigned facilitator. The group will meet in Wichita. Training will focus on civic (community) leadership and its relationship to the UM faith community. The program involves action learning built around health (physical, social, spiritual, economic, mental) issues needing leadership in the community. Ongoing facilitation continues as the team applies community learning concepts. The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) grant covers tuition, lodging, and most meals. This experience will prove different than anything you have experienced. It may be disorienting, and the facilitators will occasionally challenge the limits of your tolerance for abstract thought, perhaps provoking some anger. The curriculum is based on the Kansas Leadership center (KLC) competencies: Diagnose Situation, Manage, Intervene Skillfully and Energize Others, from the foundation of the Leadership and Faith Curriculum. So what’s this all about? Leadership and Faith Transforming Communities is a joint effort between the UMC, Kansas Health Foundation, and Kansas Leadership Center. It operates because of a 3-year grant with the specific objectives of: • Contributing to the revitalization of the Methodist Church in Kansas • Enhancing commitment to the community health, broadly based • Developing civic leadership capacity of participants • Enhancing commitment to community health—broadly defined • Developing civic leadership capacity of participants. Leadership and faith transforming communities initiative helps: • Communities and churches benefit from the vast leadership knowledge participants will receive. • Individuals more closely align their walk of faith with opportunities to improve community life. • Participants make more progress on the issues important to the churches. • Congregations make a difference in critical community health issues. • Church teams understand barriers/opportunities for more effective ministries inside/outside the church. I have heard from other pastors and churches that have participated in this, and they have exciting things to say about this program. I am sometimes cautious of the one-size-fits-all ideas for church leadership, so let me share a quote with you from Rev. Marilyn Gregory, whose opinion I trust: “Many leadership events suggest that if I just do what the presenter has done, then I can expect the same success as the presenter. The competencies taught by Leadership and Faith Transforming Communities take seriously the complexity of the problems communities face. Instead of a prescription for fixing congregations or communities, LFTC prepares its participants for leadership, even without authority, in the hard work of understanding the problem and, with others, making progress toward health.” I hope this looks exciting to our congregation and that we will have a good response!

J A N U A R Y Sun M on Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 6 B-Day: Sara Jones 7 B-Days: Mark Griffith, Barb Hills, Tom Robrahn, Bill Scott 5 B-Day: Christina Frye, Linda Hyde, Riddick Norris 4 B-Day: Breanna Bowers 3 B-Day: Emma Garland Anniv: Steve & Joyce Hopkins, Tom & Toni Allen, 2 1 B-Day: Eldon Grimes, Anita Kirchner Women’s Study 10 am Brownies 5-6:30 pm BIG 3:15-5 pm Choir 6 pm MS Christ Inc. 7-8 OA 7 pm AA & Al-Anon 7 pm *Sunday Activities Communion Youth Party 5:30-7:30 pm 14 13 B-Day: Max Turner 12 B-Days: Seth Bell, Marjorie Jones 10 B-Days: Pat Laird, Elaine Sowder; Anniv: Jim & Barb Hills 9 B-Day: Ruth Stukey 8 B-Day: Laura Brown Men’s Breakfast 6 am Women’s Study 10 am Juniors 5:30-7 pm 11 B-Day: Aaron Dees BIG 3:15-5 pm Choir 6 pm MS Christ Inc. 7-8 Nurture: 7 pm OA 7 pm AA & Al-Anon 7 pm *Sunday Activities Foundation 11:30 am HS Christ Inc. 6:30 pm 21 B-Days: Brad Jones, Stephanie Jones 18 B-Day: Adam Hauth 17 B-Day: Jenn Lowrey 16 B-Days: Geneva Bussard, Laura McMurray AA & Al-Anon 7 pm Basketball Breakfast 20 B-Days: Koryn Bolen, Larry Gales, Luella Masters, Retha Tweedy; Anniv: Jim & Connie Gilmore 19 B-Days: Kenneth Anderson, William Levering, Stan Birkbeck; Anniv: Terry & Bonnie Salava; Terry & Sheree Damashek Women’s Study 10 am Brownies 5-6:30 pm BIG 3:15-5 pm Choir 6 pm MS Christ Inc. 7-8 Witness 7 pm OA 7 pm Newsletter Deadline 15 B-Days: Tawny Decker, Brenda Grimes, Maryn Lee, Jean Parmely, Virginia Pringle, Forrest Robrahn *Sunday Activities HS Christ Inc. 6:30 pm Walk to Jerusalem Begins 28 B-Days: Kathi Bahr, Jordan Bartholomew, Liz Caldwell Anniv: Kent & Eloise Smith 27 B-Days: Cassie Burgio, Pam Handley, Lori Rand 26 B-Day: Gene Merry 25 B-Day: Janelle Shoup 24 B-Day: Bud Chambers 23 B-Day: Annelise Masters Women’s Study 10 am Juniors 5:30-7 pm BIG 3:15-5 pm Choir 6 pm MS Christ Inc. 7-8 Outreach 7 pm SPRC 6:30 pm AA & Al-Anon 7 pm OA 7 pm Game Night 6:30-8:30 pm 22 B-Days: Dennis Brown, Cody Collins *Sunday Activities HS Christ Inc. 6:30 pm Remember to Log Your Exercise! *Sunday Services/Activities Include: 8:15 am Worship 9:15 am Sunday school 10:30 am Worship 11:30 am Coffee & Cookies 31 30 B-Day: Kendra Masters AA & Al-Anon 7 pm OA 7 pm 29 B-Day: Josh Nelson *Sunday Activities Noisy Change Offering HS Christ Inc. 6:30 pm Remember to Log Your Exercise! Page 11 Remember to check the web: umcburlington.org for an updated calendar of activities and for the most recent sermon recording! Please let the office know of any updates or corrections to this calendar! We appreciate your help!

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