Fruitfulness and Faithfulness in the Central Valley
October 22, 2015
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. recently concluded a weekend celebrating fruitfulness and faithfulness in the Central Valley.
The tour kicked off Saturday morning with Bishop Brown preaching for the United Methodist Women's (UMW) annual meeting in Merced. A town hall meeting and potluck was held Saturday afternoon at Wesley UMC, Fresno. Sunday morning, he preached for a combined English/Spanish worship service at Visalia UMC, followed by a potluck brunch and town hall meeting. The town hall meetings highlighted various ministries reaching new people.
At Visalia, he preached "Just Show Up," based on Matthew 28:16-20. "Just show up. Just trust God enough to show up and see what God's gonna do," said Bishop Brown. "The challenge for the church is tell big God size stories…overcome the temptation of telling weak, and safe, and easy stories…trust god enough and just show up, and let God use you," he added.