News items By: Sandy Kellen

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister – December 2017

The Extraordinary Moment of Advent                                                                                 -by Reverend Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister   “The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens.  Advent is the name of that moment. The Salvation Army Santa Claus clangs his bell.  The sidewalks are so crowded you can hardly… Read more »

Pilgrim Point Camp 2017 Season Wrap-up

We will love God, one another, and the Earth by providing sanctuary, radical hospitality and faith-forming ministry in a sacred outdoor space.   The summer of 2017 was a memorable one.  As we buttoned up camp the last weekend of October, we had many reasons to celebrate this season. Following are some of our favorites:… Read more »

Tom & Monica Liddle Send Greetings from Timor-Leste

Greetings from Timor-Leste! We are writing to personally thank you for your generous contributions to our mission appointment through Global Ministries.  We are grateful to be here on behalf of the church as an expression of its commitment to the wider world. Our work from day-to-day is both gratifying and challenging.  Tom has been working… Read more »

2020 Vision – Faith Formation Resource Network

In Spring of 2017, the Conference Board of Directors approved our “2020 Vision”, a set of eight strategic objectives that will focus our ministry together over the next few years, with full implementation by 2020.  These objectives align with our Conference’s existing strategic priorities, adopted in 2012.  Our “2020 Vision” was publicly launched at Annual… Read more »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister ~ October 2017

HOW LONG? “O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?  Why do you make me see wrongdoing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.”  Habakkuk 1:2-3 Grace and peace to all of… Read more »

2020 Vision Focuses on Church Renewal and Vitality

 “…there is still a lot about the relationship between vitality and numerical growth that is an unsolved mystery. One example is the chicken and the egg scenario…researchers don’t know whether vitality leads to growth, or whether growth leads to vitality. I think perhaps it could be a little bit of both.” Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi… Read more »

Harvey, now Irma…What happens next?

We are all saddened by the devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and many of us are helping with financial support or in other ways.  Please continue to provide support. You may wonder how the response all comes together when a disaster occurs.  Who responds first?  How do you know what you can and should do… Read more »