The Minnesota Chapter of the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) offers opportunities for fellowship, support, continuing education, professional development, and spiritual growth to administrative workers within the Minnesota Annual Conference. Whether your title is secretary, administrative assistant, or office manager, and whether you are a volunteer or paid staff, PAUMCS celebrates your contribution to the vitality of churches, districts, and the annual conference.
Minnesota PAUMCS offers inspiration, continuing education, and fellowship at its annual meeting in the fall. A spring retreat is designed to renew spirits. Regular PAUMCS newsletters are sources of information. Additionally, membership in PAUMCS provides a professional connection, supportive network, and event discounts.
At our Annual Meeting in October we recorded the key sessions and are able to share them with you.
Minnesota Chapter PAUMCS Conference and Annual Meeting: Oct. 17, 2022. Learn more and register.
2023 PAUMCS Annual Meeting: April 27-29, 2023, Bloomington, MN. Learn more and save the date.
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee…
Are you humming the hymn yet?
A dozen PAUMCS members met at Koronis Ministries in Paynesville for our 2022 Spring Retreat April 29-30.
Pastor Karen Evenson led us on an exploration of what brings us joy and deliberately choosing an attitude of Joy in our lives.
As well as exercising our brains, we played, prayed, ate, and relaxed. Some of took early morning walks. (And some of us got wetter than others in the rainy weather.) We spun the Wheel of Joy and some folks did some crafting.
It was lovely to be able to leave stresses behind and enjoy each others’ company, the welcoming hospitality at Koronis, and the idyllic lake setting.
And for MN PAUMCS Retreat in 2023?
We will be hosting the National PAUMCS Gathering in Minneapolis April 27-29, 2023. Please plan to participate in that. If you are unable to help with hosting or preparations, please join us virtually or in person.
Our Minnesota Chapter will hold a fun event sometime after National in spring or early summer 2023 just for us. Not an overnight retreat, but a get-together. Maybe a high tea at the Mad Hatter in Anoka? Perhaps the Game Show Battle Room in Golden Valley? Any votes? Let the Retreat Committee know.
Gail Johnson, Minnesota president
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Laurie Huston, Minnesota publicity/communications
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Linda Bowers, Minnesota Retreat Committee
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Visit the Minnesota PAUMCS Facebook group.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church