Former East District Pastor Julia Singleton Shares Commissioning Experience

The Rev. Julia Singleton, a local pastor at Christ UMC in Middletown, was commissioned a Provisional Elder July 17, during Annual Conference. She shares what that life-changing experience was like from the inside out. “I was reminded that I am a beloved child of God. The affirmation I felt was so amazingly overwhelming, all I could do was weep,” she writes, recalling that she felt the church weeping as well, in the midst of its collective pain. “In those tears were my joy and grieving, affirmation and pain, nerves and excitement….So I wept with abandon. It was my prayer to God.” Learn more