IN CONSULTATION WITH OUR JURISDICTIONAL GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, WE HAVE MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CANCEL THIS YEAR'S DISTRICT ADVANCE.
As you might have guessed, the date for our District Advance falls in the window of the current CDC recommendations which limit gatherings to 50 people, and that gathering for an assembly will not be possible. This is the reality for any District Assembly scheduled for April and early May, so we are not the only District who will be taking this action.
Delegates and guests to District Advance, please cancel your hotel and travel plans which had been made for April 24-25, 2020. There should be no penalty for canceling hotel reservations if reservations were made at a district recommended hotel.
We are looking and working together with our General Superintendent in Jurisdiction for an alternative date for an Ordination service. This is the most difficult part of this whole decision for us, as we cannot imagine missing out on an ordination service. Be praying that we'll be able to find a workable date for rescheduling this service.
For those individuals who had already purchased meal(s) for during District Advance, we are working to reimburse those funds to you. You should have received a call/email in regards to this and should receive your refunds by April 6th. If you do not receive reimbursements by then please contact us at the office.
We will communicate how the business of District Advance will be conducted after we receive further communication from the Board of General Superintendents.
All committee reports, when ready, will be uploaded to the Delegate & Guest Info page, listed above, and emailed to Pastors.
Pray for our churches in these days. While they are days of great challenge, they are also days of great opportunity. This current disruption is driving a level of innovation, imagination, and collaboration within our churches that is unlike any we have seen before in the Church of the Nazarene.