Join Bishop Brown for 'Rethink Conference' Event in Visalia This Saturday

April 22, 2010

You're invited to join Bishop Warner H.  Brown, Jr. this Saturday, April 24, for the fifth of six  "Rethink Conference" events at Visalia United Methodist Church 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The bishop will cast a vision for the California-Nevada Conference and outline some key pieces of legislation which will be before Annual Conference Session in June. They are:
·         A recommendation to suspend the conference rules governing program, organization, and administrative practices, being brought by the Conference Council on Ministries;
·         A recommendation for realignment and consolidation of districts, being brought by the Cabinet;
·         A recommendation for direct billing of pastor pension costs, being brought by the Clergy Benefits Task Force;
·         A recommendation for adjustments to the plan and structure for minimum salary, being brought by the Commission on Equitable Salaries.
The bishop's message is one of purposeful aspiration as he extends a call to United Methodists to "step boldly into the future that God offers" by recommitting to Wesleyan Christian principles.
A video of his presentation will be available on line next week.
The series wraps up next week, Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Sparks UMC in Nevada.        
Visalia UMC is located at 5200 W. Caldwell Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277.
Read more on the Rethink Conference page on the Conference website at You will find a direct link in the "Quick Links" menu on the right side of the Home Page.