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The Annual Church Conference

The Annual Church Conference

We draw from a rich tradition as United Methodists. A significant part of that tradition connects us in a very meaningful way to every other United Methodist Church and its members. This connection means that we are able to pool resources to do ministry locally in places such as Camden and Atlantic City as well as nationally and internationally.
Another strength to being connected is the accountability that exists beyond the local church. As part of this accountability, each year, every United Methodist Church holds a Church Conference. This annual meeting, chaired by the District Superintendent on behalf of the Bishop, is an opportunity to take care of “official” church business including electing ministry leaders, setting pastors’ salaries, reviewing membership rolls and reporting on the overall health of the church. Because the United Methodist Church is democratic, clergy and laity alike, work together to help determine the ministry priorities.
This year, we will hold our Church Conference at The Meeting Place located at 500 Centennial Boulevard in Voorhees on Thursday, October 10 at 8pm. While this is primarily a business meeting, there will be brief times of worship at the opening and closing of the meeting.
All are welcome!
There are nine districts in the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. We belong to the Gateway South District with Rev. Robert Costello serving as our District Superintendent. Bob Costello will help lead the Church Conference along with Pastor Jeff Bills. That night, in addition to reviewing the church business, we will spend time worshiping, praying and praising God, and offering communion to all in attendance. And Bob will bring us all up-to-date about what is happening throughout our district as well as the state. (If you would like more information about the Gateway South District, visit the website at gNJumc.org.)
You are warmly invited to come and be a part of this important time in the life of your church.

 

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