Thursday, June 15, 2023

Annual Conference

Scenes from an Annual Conference gathering 

Registration - That's the South West AA Sandy on the right in the blue. 

Daryl and I walking the lake one night. 

Laity Session - our District Lay Leader and I got to present on a panel discussion about hurricane recovery 

At our Conference Board of Laity luncheon. Bishop Berlin's wife spoke and I got to congratulate Dave Palmer and Randy Leighton on becoming certified lay ministers. They were good friends in our Druid Hills/Belleview days. 

Opening Plenary session with Bishop Berlin 

Running into friends 

Walking the labyrinth before clergy session 

Clergy session

Then I got food poisoning and was so ill I missed all of Friday's sessions. Daryl stayed with me at the hotel and live-streamed the sessions while I was recuperating. While I wasn't 100%, I was determined to not miss the worship service on Saturday - the Service of Licensing, Commissioning and Ordination 

The two gentlemen are the newly licensed pastors from the South West District 

The woman with the red earrings is Daryl's associate Sarah and next to her is Kaylee - they're the newly commissioned provisional elders from the South West district. 

I had the privilege to pray with someone who came down to the altar considering a call to ministry 

Celebrating selfies after 

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