Don't Let These Deadlines Fly By!
This Thursday, Nov. 16th - Health Insurance Election for 2018 for all those covered by the Conference Group Health Insurance. If you don't make your choice, a choice will be made for you! Questions? Contact Lisa Pronovost in the Conference Office, email@example.com or (503) 226-7931, ext. 224.
Monday, December 4th - Appointment Advisory Forms due in to the District Office. This year the appointment advisory forms 1) have a new name -- they used to be called appointment preference forms, 2) are due earlier -- by Dec. 4th rather than in early January, and 3) are required only for those appointments which have been in place for 4 years or longer. Forms were sent out by the episcopal office via e-mail yesterday. If you have questions, contact Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda (email@example.com)
Friday, December 15th - Due Date for Annual Disclosure Form and online test re: Clergy Sexual Ethics Policy. All clergy and everyone serving in an appointed or assigned ministry is required annually to complete the Disclosure Form and take a test on the Sexual Ethics Policy. The materials were sent out last Thursday. If you know that you are required to do these tasks, and didn't get the information by e-mail or letter, contact Linda in the district office, firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 581-3969
With the month of November, we are trying out some changes in our district newsletter:
- We'll publish 2 times a month: on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
- You'll hear more from District Superintendent Tim Overton-Harris and District Lay Leader Paula Sadler.
- We'll have only one to two primary articles an issue
We'll keep the Upcoming Events, Prayer Calendar and Resource Section in the right hand column. Those will be content-dense spaces with lots of links to take you to more information.
We know you have a lot of information coming at you, and it is difficult to keep up. We hope coming to you less often will make you more likely to read the news we have to share. Other sources of information are the UM Connector e-mail newsletter which comes out weekly on Thursdays, and the Conference and District webpages. And you can always drop us an e-mail or call! We love to hear from you.
The next Cascadia e-newsletter will come out on Tuesday, Nov. 28th, which will be after Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful celebration with family, friends, and congregation, remembering all we have to be grateful for and honoring the One who provides all the blessings.
Cascadia District Administrative Assistant and Newsletter Editor