This year our denomination's Annual Conference took place from July 2 until July 7 at Greensboro, NC. Seven members of our church attended, two as delegates. At Annual Conference, the main focus was working on a Compelling Vision for our broader church, which will carry us into the future. Both delegates and non-delegates had the opportunity to participate in table conversations where they answered questions about participants' thoughts concerning the Compelling Vision.
Each day at the conference began and ended with worship. A different worship leader led each service, and a different pastor preached at each worship experience. Our church was especially pleased to hear the sermon on Friday evening by Audrey and Tim Hollenberg-Duffey since that husband and wife team grew up in our church.
Having the more than 2000 conference attendees sing hymns together in four-part harmony was inspirational for us all.
For more information about all the happenings at Annual Conference, go to www.brethren.org and click on Annual Conference.