The first day of Annual Conference is over and the second is about to begin. Yesterday we spent time in worship and began the business of the Conference. There was long debate over a proposed change to the Conference policy about paying apportionments. The proposal is to allow each local congregation to designate their apportionments to either the Annual Conference or to the General Church. We will continue to work on this proposal today. We will also begin the day today with a time for vital conversation about the General Conference decision.
One key highlight from clergy session Friday night was Pastor Gary Cole’s retirement. It was a joy to honor his ministry and to celebrate his retirement.
- Pastor Mark