Annual Conference Day One, June 6, 2021

June 06, 2021

The 2021 session of annual conference began this afternoon at 4:00pm. Due to the global pandemic, the conference was virtually held once again. To accommodate a revised virtual agenda, the conference began with the Service of Ordination. 

Service of Ordination: The Service of Ordination was held this afternoon in the sanctuary of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. The limited congregation represented invited family members and special friends of those being ordained. Dr. James Seay, director of music at Montgomery FUMC, and Dr. Josh Coble, organist and assistant director of music, led the cathedral choir of Montgomery FUMC. They opened the service with inspiring and uplifting music. A musical highlight of the service was the oboe accompaniment by Derrick Muraya during, "The Lord is My Shepherd from Requiem." The service included the ordination of two deacons in full connection, eight elders in full connection and the recognition of orders for one. Bishop Mike Watson, retired bishop and member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference, preached a spirited sermon entitled, “We Have This Ministry," based on 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 and 5:18-20. He expressed his gratitude to the conference and remembered some special events that took place in his life over the years. He proclaimed, "It is marvelous because the Lord God almighty has called you and will be with you in ways you cannot even yet fathom." He lamented about wishing that every United Methodist could see a service of ordination because, "Every Christian is a minister" and, "All of us are called." A special offering was collected for the Ministerial Education Fund. Click here to donate. To see photos from tonight's service, click hereTo order a DVD copy of this service use this order form

Deacons in Full Connection:
David Garvin
Matthew Montgomery
Elders in Full Connection:
Jeffrey Burnette
Diane Everette
Ebb Hagan
Dave Marnell
Patrick McBride
Ashley Wilkinson Meyer
Kristen Wright
Micah Wright
Recognition of Orders
Richard Williams


View photos from the 2021 Annual Conference session (added today and tomorrow, all photos by Luke Lucas). 

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Monday, June 7
-Morning Worship, 8:30am
-Conference Business Session, 9:30am
-Service of Remembrance, 11:15am LIVE STREAM ONLY
-Conference Business Session, 1:30pm
-Service of Commissioning, 4:00pm LIVE STREAM ONLY

Tuesday, June 8
-Morning Worship, 8:30am
-Conference Business Session, 9:30am

Wednesday, June 9
-Morning Worship, 8:30am
-Conference Business Session, 9:30am
-Sending Forth Service (following the morning business session)

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