Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Annual Conference Moderator Visit

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, the Dixon Church of the Brethren hosted an Annual Conference Moderator Visit, during which Pastor Blaine Miner introduced Moderator Samuel Sarpiya. There were approximately forty people, both delegates and non-delegates in attendance. Moderator Samuel Sarpiya shared his story of coming to the Church of the Brethren. He stated that he was influenced by EYN, but had not made the connection to the Church of the Brethren. He sees the Church of the Brethren as a caring, compassionate community, who opens our doors to those who are in need and desires ministerial engagement. During the visit, Sarpiya shared a ten minute video of highlights of the Annual Conference. The next Annual Conference will be held in Cincinnati, OH, July 4-8, 2018. He also shared information about the compelling vision process. This year, the delegates will vote to set aside business at the 2019 Annual Conference in order to devote more attention to the compelling vision process. District Executive Kevin Kessler closed the presentation time by praying for Samuel. Refreshments were provided in the fellowship hall following the presentation, and tables engaged in good conversation.