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Bishop's Schedule

Bishop Palmer seeks to respond to invitations that advance the mission of  The United Methodist Church (making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the the world) and reflect the mission and diversity of the Annual Conference.

The Bishop's schedule as displayed is not comprehensive. Every meeting in which the Bishop is involved is not listed. Some days are blocked out for study and preparation, sabbath and travel and may not appear on this schedule. 

If you wish to invite the Bishop to preach/teach at your church or event, please send your invitation on your church letterhead to the Bishop, atinvitethebishop [at] wocumc.org ( )invitethebishop [at] wocumc.org

It is not possible for Bishop Palmer to show up everywhere invited even though he would like to. There are however several viable alternatives including, but not limited to, video or some kind of virtual option.

Please know that Bishop Palmer typically does not make a decision on a particular date earlier than six months ahead of the requested date. For missional reasons, he reserves the right to make the decision about your invitation closer to the time you are requesting him to participate in your event. If a decision can be made sooner, we will be certain to let you know. If you have any questions or need other information, you are welcome to us the same e-mail listed above. Check back periodically to note changes and to keep Bishop Palmer and his ministry among us in your prayers.

COVID Advisory – In this season all invitations requesting an in-person engagement will be expected to share  COVID Protocols as a part of the invitation. Bishop Palmer and his staff in consultation with the local setting reserve the right to make last minute pivots based on COVID statistics in the region.

OCTOBER EVENT LOCATION
4 WOCExecutive Team meeting WOC
4 WOC All staff Meeting Virtual
5 Council of Bishops Executive Committee Meeeting Virtual
5-6 WOC Cabinet Meeting  
6 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
10 United Theological Seminary 150th Celebration Dayton
11 IGRC Cabinet Virtual
11 United Theological Seminary Board Meeting Dayton
12 Ohio Health Board of Directors  
12-14 IGRC Cabinet Meeting Virtual
14-15 Building Bridges Conference Virtual
15-16 ONU Trustees Meeting  
20  Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
22 WOC Legal Forum TBD
22 MTSO Trustees Meeting  
25 UMPH Executive Committee Meeting Virrtual
25 IGRC  Cabinet Virtual
27 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
28 COB Executive Committee Virtual
28 UMPH Board Virtual
30 WOC UMW Conference TBD
NOVEMBER EVENT LOCATION
1 WOC Executive Team WOC
1 WOC All Staff Meeting Virtual
3 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
2-4 Council of Bishops Meeting Virtual
4 WOC Foundation Event TBD
7 UMC Food Ministry Celebration Westwood UMC, Cincinnati
9 Bishop Palmer's Leadership Clinic Virtual
9 IGRC Cabinet  Virtual
11-13 NCJ College of Bishops TBD
16-17 WOC Cabinet Virtual
17 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
18 UMPH Executive Committee Virtual
18-19 IGRC Cabinet Virtual
24 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
25-26 Thanksgiving - Conference Center closed  
DECEMBER EVENT LOCATION
1 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
2-3 WOC CABINET  
3 Vespers at Wesley Glen  
6 WOC Executive Team  
6 WOC All staff Meeting  
7-8 IGRC Cabinet Meeting Virtual
8 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
14 Ohio Health Board of Directors Virtual
22 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
24 Conference Center Closed Merry Christmas
29 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 Facebook Live
31 Conference Center Closed Happy New Year