When John Wesley was a student at Christ Church in Oxford he had a college friend, Robert Kirkham, the son of the Anglican priest at Cotswold. Robert invited John to visit his home on many weekends.
I would like for the members of the South Georgia annual conference to know what I wrote as my report in summary of our work in the South Georgia Area during the last four years.
After a gathering that included the election of five new bishops for The United Methodist Church, the passage of a $4.4 million budget and the election of dozens of men and women to a host of church boards and agencies, delegates headed home to prepare for the next four years of denominational disciple-making.
United Methodists elected 11 new U.S. bishops and assigned many bishops to new areas during jurisdictional meetings July 18-21
These are the assignments made by the committees on episcopacy in each of the five jurisdictions in the United States. The bishops will begin their assignments for the 2013-16 quadrennium on Sept. 1.
Two South Georgia United Methodists, Dr. Brad Brady and Allison Lindsey, have been nominated and elected to serve on general church agency boards by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference.
What gives you hope? Sometimes it is difficult to be hopeful.
Have you ever experienced a time in life when you felt so lost that you could not imagine a way out of your situation? A time when you did not know what to do? A time when it was difficult to imagine hope for the future?