“There is no place like home… there is no place like home,” said Bishop Peggy Johnson as she models her sparkling new shoes, presented to her by the young adult clergy to give spring to her step throughout the three long days of annual conference. She is at home here in Eastern Pennsylvania, as she continues in her second quadrennium as bishop of The Philadelphia Area of The United Methodist Church.
Bishop Peggy Johnson, before the arrival of conference members, went around and blessed the 1,000 chairs where clergy and lay delegate will sit as they worship, celebrate ministry, and discuss important legislation over the next three days.
Delegates lined up to register and then pick up resource packets from United Methodist Communications, resolutions, worship bulletins, and more.
Another highlight was meeting up with friends over coffee and donuts.