On Sunday, April 17, we welcome Rev. Tom Albin, Dean of the Upper Room Chapel, as our guest preacher. He’ll also be here for an afternoon workshop on prayer beads and how we can be in prayer for the United Methodist Church General Conference meeting, May 10-20, 2016. Register for the prayer bead workshop by clicking here: http://www.desertsouthwestconference.org/prayer-beads-workshops. The cost is $15 if you register by April 11. After that, the cost goes up to $25.

The Upper Room also offers a way to pray for the delegates through its 60 Days of Prayer curriculum. Visit http://60daysofprayer.org/ to read more, and to review resources deisinged to guide you through 60 days of prayer. You can also sign up for daily emails, which begin March 31, 2016.

Every four years, thousands of United Methodists convene for General Conference– two weeks of worship, fellowship and voting on new guidelines for the church. All that work will take place in 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. General Conference 2016 will draw delegates from 130 United Methodist annual conferences all over the world. Click here to read some of the issues that delegates will be discussing.

Watch this video for an inside look from the commission chair’s perspective on the 2016 Conference:





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