Wednesday, May 12

Abundance in a Time of Uncertainty

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6:00 pm – 6:10 pm      Opening Worship

Welcome – Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros, Conference Staff
Church Testimonial: St. John’s UCC, Merton
Church Testimonial: Redeemer UCC, Sussex
– Rev. Julie Eklund and Niki Moore
Conference-Wide Virtual Choir
Closing Prayer – Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros, Conference Staff

6:10 pm – 6:15 pm     Conference Staff Updates – Rev. Franz Rigert, Conference Minister

6:15 pm – 6:30 pm     Celebrations

Click the titles below to view the supporting documents:
Newly Settled Pastors – Rev. Jane Anderson, Conference Staff
Scholarships – Rev. Rob MacDougall, Conference Staff
Our Church’s Wider Mission 
– Tracy Hauge, Conference Staff
Time of Remembrance
– Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros, Conference Staff

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm     Sufficiency and Abundance: A Workshop on Empowering Mission – Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the Managing Director of Education and Engagement for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. She joined the staff of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2016, having spent two years developing new initiatives and strategic partnerships for Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington. From 2007-2013, Melissa worked for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. A native of Chautauqua, New York, Melissa is a graduate of Allegheny College and Harvard Divinity School, and she is an active lay person in the United Methodist Church.


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