It's early June, which in the United Methodist world means it's Annual Conference time. I just returned from an inspiring and uplifting experience at the Wisconsin Annual Conference led by Bishop Hee-soo Jung. For more on that experience, see the Twitter hashtag #wiumc13.
You can follow news and reports from Annual Conference from around the connection through the United Methodist News Service by visiting this webpage. For those of us blessed with an internet connection, it's a great way to see what other United Methodists from around the world are doing in their ministry.
Indeed, Annual Conference holds a special place for global Methodism. It's still one of the things that unites all United Methodism. While its format and content have varied over the years and across conference, the experience of joining together yearly for prayer and deliberation is is one that ties us not only to our historical roots but also to our sisters and brothers in Christ who are fellow United Methodists throughout the world.