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THE UNITED CHURCH IN JAMAICA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

CAYMAN ISLANDS REGIONAL MISSION COUNCIL
 

Calendar of Events 2017

"Renewal and Transformation - Discipleship for Life "

January 2017
01  
1st Sunday of 2017
02   New Years' Day/Webster Memorial Garden Party
02 - 06   Week of Intercessory Prayers - East End United Church at 7:30pm
03   Regional Mission Council Offices re-open
07   Women’s Fellowship: First monthly Council meeting - East End United Church
07   Men’s Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church at 7:30am
07   Ministers' Fellowship Meeting - John Gray Memorial Manse at 1:00pm
08   Epiphany Sunday
09  
Meeting of Council Treasurers and Property Chairs - Council Office, Prospect at 5:30pm 
       (only scheduled joint meeting for the year)
14   Girls' Brigade National Council Meeting - Savannah United Church Hall at 9:30am
14   YLNE Annual General Meeting – Savannah United Church Hall at 2:00 pm
15 - 20   Keswick Meetings - Agape (evenings)/Family Life Centre (lunch hour)
15   Human Relations Day - John Gray Memorial United Church
16   Council Executive Meeting - Council Office, Prospect 
21   
Council Meeting – Elmslie Memorial United Church at 9:00am
22   Women's Fellowship Sunday
22   Ecumenical Sunday - John Gray Memorial United Church
22 - 28    Women's Fellowship Week 
23   National Heroes Day (Public Holiday)
27   Moderator's Day of Prayer and Fasting - Savannah United Church 
28  
Women's Fellowship Breakfast
29   Launch of Youth Ministry - East End United Church
29   Service of Introduction for Rev. Euthman Wray - Savannah United Church at 5:00pm  


February 2017
04   
Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church 
11   Joint Pre Valentine Dinner - East End & Gun Bay Charge
12   Marriage Sunday - Webster Memorial United Church
18   Leadership Development 1: Sunday School Teachers - Developmental Psychology and Curriculum
       Venue: Council Office, Prospect (9:00am - 12:00pm)
18   Women's Fellowship Teatime - Webster Memorial United Church
19   Intercultural Sunday - John Gray Memorial United Church
20 - 22    Synodical Standing Committee Meetings - Synod Administrative Centre, Jamaica 
25   Elders and Leaders Retreat - East End and Gun Bay Charge 
25   Girls' Brigade Tea Party - At The Whitakers in North Side
26   Transfiguration Sunday
26  
Family Sunday - Savannah United Church
 

March 2017
01   Ash Wednesday: Prayer Gathering - Savannah United Church at 7:00am
03   World Day of Prayer 
03 - 05    Girls’ Brigade Overnight Camp - Prospect Youth Centre
04   Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church
05 - 10    Week of Crusade Services - East End United Church
05   1st Sunday of Lent 
08  
International Women's Day
11   Leadership Development 2: Worship Workshop for Worship Leaders/ Scripture Readers/ First Impression Ministry
       Venue - Savannah United Church (9:00am - 12:00pm)
11   Women's Fellowship Tea and Hat Parade - Webster Memorial United Church  
12   2nd Sunday of Lent
12  
Launch of Girls' Brigade Week: Worship Service - Savannah United Church
13   Council Executive Meeting - Council Office, Prospect at 5:30pm
14  
Bethesda Board Meeting - Bethesda Counselling Centre
18   YLNE Sports and Council Fellowship Day - Truman Bodden Sports Complex 
19   3rd Sunday of Lent
19   Intercultural Sunday - Webster Memorial United Church
25   Girls' Brigade Fun Day - Prospect Youth Centre 
26   4th Sunday of Lent
26  
Cantata - Webster Memorial United Church
26   Believers' Baptism - East End United Church 
31 - 01    Central Mission Council Meeting - Webster Memorial Board Room, Kingston, Jamaica
 

April 2017 
01   
Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church
02   5th Sunday of Lent
08   Pre-Synod Youth Forum - Council Office 
09   Palm Sunday
09
  Easter Cantata - Savannah United Church 
10 - 13   Holy Week Services
14   Good Friday
15  
Young Adults Prayer Breakfast  
16   Easter Sunday
16
  Easter Cantata - East End United Church
17   Pre-Synod Consultation – 5:00 pm Prospect Youth Centre
22   YLNE: Earth Day Clean up - Prospect Youth Centre
24 - 27    UCJCI Synod - Kendall Camp and Conference Centre, Manchester, Jamaica 
30
  Worship and Coffee Fellowship - William Pouchie Memorial United Church


May 2017
Family Month - Bodden Town & North Side Charge
06   Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church
06   Women's Fellowship Walkathon - Webster Memorial United Church 
06   Girls' Brigade Fundraising Event 
06   Leadership Development 3: CORE COURSE – THE CALL TO SERVE
       Venue - Council Office, Prospect (9:00am - 12:00pm)
07   Service for  Candidates in the 2017 Election – Elmslie Memorial 5:00 pm 
08   Council Executive Meeting - Council Office 
12   Mount Olivet Boys' Home Mission Trip - Elmslie Memorial United Church & Council 
13   Leadership Development 4THE WORD IN WORSHIP AND CONGREGATIONAL LIFE
       Venue - Council Office, Prospect (9:00am - 12:00 pm) 
14   Mothers' Day
15   Discovery Day (Public Holiday)
15  
Family Fun Day - East End & Gun Bay Charge
15 - 17    Synodical Standing Committee Meetings - Synod Administrative Centre, Jamaica 
20   Council Meeting - Elmslie Memorial United Church
27  
Leadership Development 5: PRAYER/DISCIPLESHIP/FELLOWSHIP
       Venue - Council Office, Prospect (9:00am - 12:00pm) 


June 2017
03  
Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church at 7:30am
03   Leadership Development 6: THE UNITED CHURCH IN JAMAICA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS - Administration and          Stewardship/ Venue - Council Office, Prospect (9:00am - 12:00pm)
04   Pentecost Sunday
04  
Classic Alpha begins - Savannah United Church 
10   Leadership Development 7: THE SACRAMENTS AND PASTORAL CARE
       Venue - Council Office (9:00am - 12:00pm)
11   Missions Focus Sunday - Savannah United Church
17   Leadership Development 8: THE  HISTORY, DOCTRINES  AND CONFESSIONS OF THE CHURCH 
       Venue - Council Office, Prospect (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
17   Women's Fellowship Walkathon - Webster Memorial United Church
17   Men's Outreach Breakfast - East End United Church
19   Queen's Birthday (Public Holiday)
TBD    
Ministers' Retreat - Cayman Kai
21   CPHS Year 13 Leaving Ceremony
23   Central Mission Council Meeting - Webster Memorial Board Room, Kingston, Jamaica
25   Harvest Thanksgiving Service - East End United Church
25   Harvest Thanksgiving Service - Webster Memorial United Church 
26   Harvest Sale - Webster Memorial United Church
28   CPHS Year 11 Graduation - CPHS High School Site


July 2017
01  
Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church at 7:30am
01 - 06    Teens' Camp - Prospect Youth Centre
03   Constitution Day (Public Holiday)
03
  Gun Bay United Garden Party - Gun Bay Civic Centre 
08 - 13   Children's Camp - Prospect Youth Centre
10   Meeting of Congregation Treasurers (Report on 2nd Quarter) - Council Office, Prospect
12   Meeting of Property Chairs - Council Office, Prospect  
17   Council Executive Meeting - Council Office, Prospect  


August 2017
05   Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church
15   YLNE: Young Adults Gathering
17   Youth Evangelistic Outreach - East End United Church


September 2017
Evangelism Month - Elmslie Memorial United Church & John Gray Memorial United Church 
02   Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church/Savannah Board Retreat
05   Bethesda Board Meeting - Bethesda Counselling Centre
09   Choir Retreat - Webster Memorial United Church
10   Back to Church Sunday (All Congregations)
10   Missionary Sunday - East End United Church
11   Synod’s Education Commission Meeting – Jamaica
16   Church School Teachers’ Meeting – Savannah United Church Hall
16   Women's Outreach - East End United Church
19   Council Executive Meeting –Council Office Prospect
21   International Peace Day
24   Harvest Thanksgiving - Elmslie Memorial United Church
24   Harvest Thanksgiving - John Gray Memorial United Church
24   Family Sunday - Savannah United Church 
25-27 Synodical Standing Committee Meetings – Synod Administrative Centre,
           Jamaica

30  Council Meeting - Savannah United Church Hall


October 2017
01   World Communion Sunday (All Congregations)
01   International Day of Older Persons
01   Harvest Thanksgiving - Gun Bay United Church
06 - 08    Council- Prayer Retreat - Prospect Youth Centre  Residential
09   Meeting of Congregation Treasurers (Budget and 3rd Quarter Review)
11   Meeting of Property Chairs - Council Office, Prospect
15   CPHS Staff Appreciation Service – John Gray Memorial Church

19 - 20   Evangelism Outreach - Webster Memorial United Church
22   Evening of Music hosted by Webster Memorial United Church
29   Reformation Sunday (Pulpit Exchange)



November 2017
Stewardship Month - Bodden Town & North Side Charge
04   Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church at 7:30am
05   All Saints Sunday
09   Ordination Service – Jamaica
10-11 Central Mission Council Meeting - Webster Memorial Board Room, Kingston,
           Jamaica

12   Remembrance Sunday:
Service at the Cenotaph – Elmslie Memorial Church
12   Anniversary Service - William Pouchie Memorial United Church
12   Heritage Sunday - John Gray Memorial United Church
12   Special Memorial Service - East End United Church
13   Remembrance Day (Public Holiday)
19   Council Children and Youth Rally - Savannah United Church (Spiritual    
       Challenge/Fellowship)
26   Women's Fellowship Thanksgiving Service - Venue TBD
26   Church School Anniversary Service - East End United Church
27   Council Executive Meeting (Budget Approval) - Council Office, Prospect at   5:00pm
27   Council Meeting (Budget Approval) - Council Office at 6:00pm



December 2017
01   World AIDS Day
02   Men’s Fellowship Breakfast - Elmslie Memorial United Church at 7:30am
03   1st Sunday of Advent - HOPE/ UCJCI - Union Sunday/ Cayman Thanksgiving
09 - 10    Christmas Cantata - Savannah United Church
10   2nd Sunday of Advent - PEACE
10   Children's Christmas Programme - Elmslie Memorial United Church
17   3rd Sunday of Advent - JOY
17   Disability Awareness Sunday - Webster Memorial United Church
17   Children & Youth Christmas Programme - South Sound United Church
17   Children & Youth Christmas Programme - Savannah United Church
18   Christmas Package Distribution - Savannah United Church
21   Community Care Basket Distribution - Webster Memorial United Church
21   Synod & Regional Mission Council Offices close for the Holidays
24   4th Sunday of Advent - LOVE
24   Children's Christmas Concert - Bodden Town & North Side Charge
24   Christmas Eve Service - Elmslie Memorial United Church
25   Christmas Day (Public Holiday)

26   Boxing Day (Public Holiday)
26   North Side Garden Party - William Pouchie Memorial Church Grounds
31   Watch Night Services (All Congregations)
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