DAY TWO—FRIDAY A year’s work of preparation is celebrated after the two bishops signed our covenant agreement—but, it’s really only the beginning.
DAY THREE—SATURDAY Bruce Griffith presented Bishop Bickerton with a plaque recognizing Western Pennsylvania for the highest increase in church participation in The Advance in 2009 in the Northeastern Jurisdiction.
DAY THREE—SATURDAY The Conference Youth Delegation reported on the activities of our annual conference youth ministries
DAY THREE—SATURDAY Since the youth delegation’s “gift” to the bishop was part of their fund-raising project for clean water in Africa… they made him pay for it!
DAY THREE—SATURDAY Part of every annual conference session is dealing with legislation
SOME OF THE LEGISLATION A call for action to end racially discriminatory sentencing Call to repeal PA’s gaming laws and to encourage abstaining from gambling A task force was created to propose a plan for realigning the districts and conference staff The 2011 Mission Share Budget is $9.57 million. (The 2010 budget is $9.95 million.)
DAY THREE—SATURDAY Bishop Nhiwatiwa also preached for ministry night
DAY THREE—SATURDAY Nancy K. Shute was one of 8 provisional elders commissioned during the ministry night service