The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body, the General Conference, will gather April 24-May 4 in Tampa, Florida. Nine hundred and eighty-eight delegates from around the world will set policy and direction for the church, as well as handle other business. General Conference is the only entity that speaks for the entire United Methodist Church.
Bishop Peter D. Weaver to deliver the Episcopal Address
Our own New England Conference Bishop Peter Weaver has been selected to deliver the Episcopal Address at the 2012 General Conference. The address which takes place at 8:15 AM on Wednesday, April 25, as well as most of the General Conference sessions, will be viewable through the live webcast, which can be played on your computer, iPhone or Android device.
Weaver’s address is titled The Resurrection Revolution: The Resurrection Christ with Resurrection People for a Resurrection World. “My aim is to try to remind us all that Christ is alive and goes before us,” Weaver explained. “We are a Resurrection people facing challenging times, and it’s important to trust the risen Christ to lead us into holy conferencing so that we might have more vital congregations making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
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