“…For Christ’s Sake!”
I give you a new commandment,
that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you,
you also should love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Since the 1700s the people called Methodist have gathered together to love one another and to hold each other in prayer and accountability. These days we live this out in conferences. We call this activity conferencing.
Conferencing occurs in local churches, districts, and in the case of Missouri, in annual statewide gatherings. Our Missouri Annual Conference will, again this year, include many virtual elements.
These virtual elements will include videos which can be shared in churches. This gives us the opportunity to expand our understanding of the way we work together to love one another in local churches, in Missouri, in our county and around the world.
I was moved by the video we saw before worship last Sunday. I appreciated the back timing of the video so that worship started on time. I hope to share videos related to our Annual Conference in this way to illustrate the many ways we love one another.
How can I support you as you focus on loving one another? Whatever your answer, know of my prayers for your safety, health and peace.
Love, in Christ,
Pastor Barry Freese
Philemon 1.6 “...for Christ’s sake…”