Sunday, July 3, 2011

First Full Day at Conference

Well what a day! Breakfast was quite good, but dropping fried egg on yourself is not advised!

The morning was a newbie's intro to conference, but I feel Youth Conference prepared me well. Then a workshop on Climate Change and it's effects on the developing world with MRDF. Very interesting and thought provoking.

Lunch was like herding cats, but we finally got a Boots meal deal and sat but the water. Had an interesting discussion about the direction of the YPS, and all I will say is that it could be an interesting few years...

The afternoon saw the new President and Vice President be approved. Leo's address on the importance of pastoral care, be from ordained and lay people, was very challenging and I look forward to hearing more. Ruth's address was based on 4 images and was also very interesting.

This was completed with a sketch on the bible in 7 minutes, interspersed with song from the new Methodist hymn book, Singing The Faith. It was amazing to see the energy of Conference when singing fairly modern songs! And a snippet of Guide Me O Thy Great Jehovah was the icing on the cake!

With Conference adjourned, a group of us headed to Frankie and Bennys for food, and had some very interesting chats. Now sat in the hotel lobby (no wifi in my room), shattered and about to turn in. Tomorrow is a quieter day; Conference Worship in the morning and an ordination service in the Afternoon. Business proper starts on Monday.

Right, night all and God Bless!

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