Lifelong United Methodist Ed Wyrick’s passion for flying has endured war and peace and a world of changes
Disciples are formed in up-close relationships and experiences. God works directly with the individual and God works through human beings in the holy encounters with others.
United Methodists from five continents addressed a wide range of challenging issues, including church structure and human sexuality, and engaged in an Act of Repentance toward indigenous people during their 10-day legislative gathering.
Following readings from Isaiah 55:1-5 and Mark 2:13-17, Bishop James R. King, Jr., episcopal leader of the South Georgia Annual Conference, greeted the General Conference session with his trademark, “Hello, beautiful people!” Bringing energy and enthusiasm to the crowd, Bishop King preached a message of inclusion, invitation and love.
General Conference delegates and others from the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) of The United Methodist Church met their 14 SEJ episcopal nominees, including two from the South Georgia Conference, on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.
On the second day of plenary sessions, General Conference delegates made a major change to the long-standing United Methodist itinerancy system when they voted in favor of ending guaranteed appointments for ordained clergy.
There have been times that I have been lost while driving in unfamiliar places. I knew my destination but I just did not know how to get there. That’s why I am so grateful for global positioning systems, better known as GPS. It provides accurate directions that guide me to my destination.