Sep 15, 2020

Bishop Peggy Johnson will speak to each of the 2020 District Conferences in their separate gatherings this month:

  • South District: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 PM
  • East District: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 PM
  • North District: Thursday Sept. 17, 6:30 PM
  • West District: Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30 PM

Using a Powerpoint presentation and citing Isaiah 43:19, she will talk about the challenging “new things” happening across the church, the nation and the world, and the adjustments all have had to make. But also new are the inventive forms of ministry–mostly online–that churches have learned and the highly charged energy and broad commitment to addressing the sin of racism and its brutal  consequences in our society, especially in law enforcement.

The bishop will further call on churches to “continue the work of discipleship” in new, adaptive ways and to support the new appeal for funding for our struggling camp and retreat centers.  And she will report on the upcoming, online, streamlined Annual Conference and update district members on plans for General, Jurisdictional and Annual conferences in 2021.

See Bishop Johnson’s PowerPoint presentation slides.

Also mentioned in her presentation:

Article: “UM Lay Leaders urge laity to engage in social action

Article: “25 ways to affirm diversity”