Youth Reporter Shares Reflections on ACS

June 24, 2010

(Editor's Note: There were 26 Youth Delegates to the 2010 Annual Conference Session, representing 15 churches. In the course of the week the young people participated in Legislative Sections, attended District Dinners, attended a Rethink Church/Imagine No Malaria workshop, and raised $4,681.53 for the Imagine No Malaria campaign. We asked a member of the delegation to share her reflections on the experience.) 

By Megan Hillmon
Woodland UMC
I feel very blessed to be chosen to represent the youth at my church even though this was my first year attending Annual Conference Session.
Annual Conference was not at all what I was expecting – which was meetings and just listening to people talking; nothing very interactive. I was pleasantly surprised when we got in and there was music! It made it feel not just like a meeting, but like a church service, as well.
I had a lot of fun learning new things about being Methodist, the issues, and John Wesley. This year's fundraiser, Slam Dunk Malaria, was something that I had never done before. I have never been part of some kind of fundraiser that was that large. I am very excited about how much money we were able to raise.
I met new friends, and had a great time while learning about the work of the church.