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News June 11, 2019

Teen delegate to Annual Conference reflects on experience

A common theme present throughout Annual Conference 2019 was the desire to bring in young leaders in the church. Youth, after all, represent a continued life of the church and hope for what is to come. That hope is personified in individuals such as Addie Hendrix. By Allison Redmond.

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Teen delegate to Annual Conference reflects on experience
Addie Hendrix, 15 (right), was a delegate to Annual Conference from Lexington United Methodist Church, Lexington. Here, she shares a moment with her youth pastor, the Rev. Elizabeth Murray. Photo by Allison Redmond.
News June 11, 2019

AC2019 approves slight pension, health changes

By Allison Trussell. The Rev. Chris Lollis, Conference Pension and Health Benefits Officer, and Valerie Brooks-Madden, chairperson, presented the Board of Pension and Health Benefits report June 5. There were very few changes for both the pension and health insurance plans.

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A future of hope: Annual Conference 2019 wraps
Photo by Matt Brodie
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A future of hope: Annual Conference 2019 wraps

By the time Annual Conference ended Thursday, June 6, the roughly 2,000 clergy and laity had passed a $16.8 million 2020 ministry budget for the church, ordained or commissioned 19 deacons and elders, collected hundreds of Native American elder baskets and 25 filled boxes of donated food for Harvest Hope, addressed three petitions and elected 32 delegates plus alternates to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences. By Jessica Brodie.
No matter what
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No matter what

As we shift into summer in the aftermath of Annual Conference, let’s all take a deep, full, Spirit-filled breath of gratitude that we all have the opportunity to be children of God—every one of us. God made each of us, and God loves each of us. No matter what. A commentary by Jessica Brodie.

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