Plan Ahead: 2011 United Methodist Calendar Now Available

United Methodist Communications
Office of Public Information
www.umcpresscenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2010

Nashville, Tenn.: The officialUnited Methodist Program Calendar United Methodist Communications' top-selling resource is now available for 2011 in 10 convenient designs. Calendars include information on liturgical colors, lectionary readings, Special Sundays, and more.

"Leaders across the church rely on the official calendar to carry out the church's mission," said the Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. "It offers important programming details that aren't found in other calendars, from Pentecost to World Communion Sunday."

The calendar is available in 10 designs, ranging from electronic to a pocket size that shows a week-at-a-glance. The most popular designs, known as the Standardand the Classic, measure 8.5-by-11 inches and contain monthly planning checklists, lectionary Scriptures, liturgical colors, dates of special Sundays and celebrations, descriptions of offerings, and church agency contact information.A DVD with giving stories and stewardship help is included with the Standard and Classic calendars.

The double-sided Deluxe Wallcalendar now features a year-at-glance in two formats: traditional monthly block on the front and horizontal timeline (31 day columns across by 12 month rows down) on the back. Other designs include a large desk blotterand a notebook calendarwith pages for a three-ring binder. Available separately is a notebook binderwith a calendar, calculator, pen, and pockets for notes and business cards.

An electronic calendar compatible with Outlook, Google calendar, iCalendar, and most calendar applications is also offered.

The 2011 calendar is themed around the church's four Areas of Focus: combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally; engaging in ministry with the poor; creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations; and developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.

To place an order, call toll free (888) 346-3862, or visit www.umcom.org/calendars.


Media contact:
Diane Degnan
ddegnan@umcom.org
615-742-5406 (w)
615-483-1765 (c)

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