June 24, 2021 | by Admin
On Sunday June 27th ordinands and their guests will gather in person at St. Marks UMC for the Service of Commissioning, Ordination, Licensing and Recognition of Orders from 10a until 12 Noon. Our entire faith family is invited to virtually join this conference wide worship and celebration via live stream on the conference website.
As we gather, please remember that the offering taken during the service will benefit the Ministerial Education Fund which is "nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide vitally needed scholarships through annual conferences, essential funds for the support of our 13 United Methodist seminaries in the United States, programs that encourage men and women to respond to the call to ordained ministry, continuing-education opportunities for pastors across the connection and course-of-study education for local pastors. Every clergy person who has served in The United Methodist Church over the past 50 years has been shaped in part by the ministries and institutions supported by the Ministerial Education Fund." (UMCGiving)
We can support the Ministerial Education Fund offering by sending checks to the conference office and by using the conference Text-To-Give account. Simply text the word 'give' to (916) 238-6854. You will receive a message that instructs you to enter 1 for the Ministerial Education Fund and will continue to prompt you through the giving process.
Please note that the Service of Commissioning, Ordination, Licensing and Recognition of Orders is a part of Annual Conference 2021 and as such all members of the 2021 Annual Conference session are required to join the service by watching the livestream.
Click here to join this conference wide worship on Sunday June 27th at 10a PT.