Submitted by Rev. Dr. Don Longbottom, Conference Minister
Yes, it’s probably not the best time of the year to be asking for your support. It’s budget time at church and Christmas is just beyond the horizon. But it is what it is!
Good things are happening in the conference and at camp. We have three new church starts, camp usage is up and the place looks great. We are going to have a very special Annual Meeting in Houston this year. Returning to the three- day format (June 12-14) we will be located at the new Bethel UCC congregation’s campus. The theme will be centered on “Creation Spirituality” with Dr. Sid Hall as our keynote speaker. There will be music, workshops, worship and more fun than ever before. Save the date.
Please remember that we, according to Paul in First Corinthians are “one body but with many parts.” My experience is that being truly connected requires the gathering of ourselves together. Living in a world that pulls us apart in every way and at every turn…we need our time together. So, I hope to see you at the annual meeting and please remember Conference Sunday November 17th.
Peace and joy,