Annual Conference 2016

It’s the time of year again when United Methodist engage in Annual Conference.  For many, Annual Conference is a time of what John Wesley called “holy conferencing,” a term that seems to many nowadays to be a bit oxymoronic–for what on earth can be holy about a conference?  Well, in Wesley’s day, holy conferencing was … [Read more…]

2016 Bicentennial of Francis Asbury’s Death

This year marks the 200th year since Bishop Francis Asbury, the first bishop of the Methodist Church in America and our congregation’s namesake and founder, died in rural Virginia.  There are many events happening around the world to celebrate Asbury’s legacy, and I’d like to share a few of them in this post. An individual … [Read more…]

General Conference 2016

General Conference is a meeting that happens every four years in the United Methodist Church, and it is the only body that speaks and makes official decisions for the denomination that extends to all areas of the United States and across a large portion of the rest of the world.  It is composed of a … [Read more…]