It Has Been a Difficult Year

Annual Conference is upon us once again!  Clergy Conference happens on May 19th.  For those who are new to United Methodism, this is the time once a year when pastors and elected lay persons gather together to participate in what John Wesley (our founder) called “holy conferencing.”  Wesley believed that sharing your life and faith journey with other Christians was one of the ways that we experience God’s grace.
Wesley knew that devoting your life to Christ’s work could mean long hours and disappointment.  The year since our last conference has been particularly difficult.  We were unable to gather together in person  last year making it even harder. 
Way before the current pandemic, John and Charles Wesley knew that the only way we could continue ministry was through the Grace of God poured out on us through each other.  Once again, this year we will not all be in one place.  There will be no hugs or impromtu coffee conversations.  As much as I might have...continue reading