Dan Key, Jesi Lipp, Allison Marcus, Mike Marcus, Angela Millard and I are in Grand Island, Nebraska this week for Annual Conference. Annual Conference is the annual gathering of United Methodists in Kansas and Nebraska. We conduct business, we ordain new pastors, we learn from workshops, we celebrate in worship, and we rekindle relationships. All of this is a reminder that we are bigger than we think.
Last week in worship I spoke about community. We are connected with others in our congregation at St. Paul’s. St. Paul’s is connected with other United Methodist Churches in our Kansas City District. Our District is connected with other United Methodist churches throughout the Great Plains Conference. Our Conference is connected to United Methodists around the world, and as United Methodists we are connected with Christians from outside the denomination.
We are part of a great body, bigger than we can imagine. May we be a blessing to the whole Body of Christ. See you in worship!