This weekend I'll be at Annual Conference in Roanoke, VA, along with Fabienne Wilson, Buckhall's Lay Delegate to the Annual Conference. During this time we will vote on the business of the Virginia Conference, experience a Service of Ordination, Commissioning, and Licensing; have a Service of Remembrance for pastors and lay delegates who have gone onto the church eternal in the past year, and vote on delegates to represent the Virginia Conference at General Conference in 2016. It is what John Wesley called, "Holy Conferencing." Live streaming of the conference is available at http://livestream.com/VAUMC/AC2015.
My favorite parts are the worship services and hearing stories of how God's Spirit is alive and well, transforming lives through the love of Christ. It is also a joy to greet friends I haven't seen since last Annual Conference. I am always energized by attending conference. Please pray for safe travel and for God's Spirit to guide us.
This Sunday the message will be brought by one of our church's Lay Leaders, Dan Lees. I know you will be blessed through worship and his message. Please continue to pray for our church's mission of reaching out to others and sharing God's love.
Yours in Christ,