Annual Conference

2023 Annual Conference Report from Tom Clark, SGUMC Lay Leader to the Annual Conference

During the period of June 15-17, I was privileged to represent Shady Grove at the 2024 Virginia United Methodist Church Annual Conference in Roanoke. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson presided with the theme of “United as One in Mission.” The bishop is new to Virginia and is an excellent communicator with a kind, confident and compassionate personality.

The Conference has produced an excellent outline of what happened during the three days, which can be found by clicking here.

In the outline, reference is made to a Christmas Covenant Regionalization Plan, developed by the VAUMC General Conference Delegation. More details of this proposal can be found here.

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Tom Clark, Lay Leader to the Annual Conference