Wednesday Business Session Recap

By Rick Wolcott* Deacon Jennifer Lam opened Wednesday’s business session with prayer. Conference Secretary the Rev. Cindy Patterson then informed the house that a thorough review Tuesday night by the programmer of the balloting software used at Annual Conference uncovered an error, that he subsequently corrected. "Because we value trust, because we value integrity, I [...]

Service of Commissioning and Ordination

By Rev. Tim McCollum* As the Service of Commissioning and Ordination set under way, it was not long until we remembered our common call. Bishop Tracy S. Malone led us in the liturgical work to remember our baptism, our shared ministry. We remember out loud, together. We spoke these words “We remember our baptism and [...]

Episcopal Address

Bishop Tracy S. Malone began her Episcopal Address with these words: “It is in the love and grace of Jesus Christ that I give this address this afternoon to speak both to the current crisis within our denomination regarding human sexuality and to the remarkable opportunity we have, in the midst of these uncertain times [...]