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2017 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event
Tuesday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. - Wednesday, October 4th at 3 p.m.
Those that attend the whole event will receive 1 CEU.
Blocks of Rooms have been reserved at the following:
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ames, 2216 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010 Phone: 515-233-4444 $60 + tax
For the special rate call them and say "United Methodist Church Orders"
Best Western University Park Inn & Suites, 2500 University Boulevard, Ames, IA 50010 Phone: 515-296-2500
$89+tax for single occupancy & $99+tax for two or more people. Register online at
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-details.16101.html?groupId=8L7MJ1R7 or call in and say "Orders" for the special group rate.
Order of Elders
Order of Deacons
Paragraph 306, The Book of Discipline 2016
"All persons ordained as clergy in The United Methodist Church upon election to full membership in the annual conference shall be members of and participate in an Order appropriate to their election. An order is a covenant community within the church to mutually support, care for, and hold accountable its members for the sake of the life and mission of the church. These orders, separately or together, seek to respond to the spiritual hunger among clergy for a fulfilling sense of vocation, for support among peers during this stressful time of change in the Church, and for a deepening relationship with God."
Chairs, Order of Elders
Scott Lothe firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Order of Deacons
Chris Humrichouse email@example.com
Co-Chairs, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members
Jodi Rushing firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael D Stevens email@example.com
Paragraph 323, The Book of Discipline 2016
"Each annual conference may organize a Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members. All licensed local pastors and associate members may be members of and participate in the Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide mutual support for its members for the sake of the life and mission of the church."