Once the fee is received, you can download or receive by mail .
If you have any questions or problems with UMCares, please email the candidacy registrar, Jay Harris, ([email protected]) with your question. Send the following items to the “Office of Ministerial Services, P. Box 18149, Macon, GA 31209.” Step 6: Candidacy Orientation/Meeting with a Mentor: Periodically, we have Candidacy Orientations that you need to attend.
When you meet with your DS, bring your Call Statement and Biographical Form 102 with you.
After your conversation with your DS, if the DS believes you are ready to begin the candidacy process, the DS will enroll you into UMCares (see more below about the UMCares online application system). When the District Superintendent enrolls you in UMCares, you will need to complete the enrollment.
Another requirement is to have graduated from high school or received a certificate of equivalency.
Print out the Candidacy Checklist here and use it to check off the steps of your process. Talk to your United Methodist pastor or ministry leader about your call.
For more information read Stuart Raymond’s book “The Census 1801-1911” [The Family History Partnership 2009].
In the Methodist Church, Candidating is the shorthand term for offering for the ordained ministry.
It is the process by which you and the church test your call.
This will begin in your circuit, before going to the district and then to a selection committee that represents the Connexional Church.
Records of a Methodist Chapel From earliest days Methodists have always been very conscientious in keeping written records of Chapel meetings and of the many and varied committees within the life of the Chapel.
The records of a typical Methodist Chapel dating from the early Records of a Methodist Circuit Every Methodist chapel belongs to a Circuit, or used to belong to a circuit before the chapel was closed.
There may be reports about Sunday services and weekday meetings, Chapel Anniversaries, Sunday School Anniversaries, Chapel and Sunday School outings, Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade activities, Choir concerts, Circuit Rallies— especially the annual celebration of Wesley Day on May Census returns between 18 are another source for locating Methodist ancestry.