United Methodists throughout Liberia are converging in Greenville City, Sinoe County, Liberia for the 180th Annual Session of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The conference will be presided over by the Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, Resident Bishop of the Liberia Area of the United Methodist Church. According to information gathered from the Conference Secretariat, the 180th Annual Session will be held under the theme, “Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service in The Church” which is taken from Matthew 25:14-30. The conference will run from February 4-10, 2013.
In his Episcopal Greetings to delegates meeting in Greenville City, Bishop Innis is calling on all United Methodists to fully participate and contribute meaningfully and prayerfully in discussions that will bear good fruits in the life of the United Methodist Church in Liberia. “We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide, protect, and lead us in mutual love and respect for one another”, the greetings stated. “It is my wish that the Good News of Jesus Christ will always produce joy, peace, and forgiveness, and reconciliation among us” the Episcopal Leaders of the UMC Liberia reiterated in his greeting.
Bishop Innis also thanked the District Superintendents of Sinoe and Nana Kru Districts, Rev. Morris Jarkloh and Rev. Morrison Wleh along with their members and other Sinoe Citizens including those residing in Monrovia for their hospitality towards the thousand of United Methodists who are gathering in the Greenville City, Sinoe County. “Your financial and moral contribution is what made the hosting of this conference possible, the Episcopal Greetings asserted.
Meanwhile, the Clergy and Laity Sessions will take place on Monday, February 4-5, 2013, while the Conference will officially start on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 with a Divine Worship Service.
The 180th Annual Session is expected to bring together over 1,000 persons including foreign guests from the United States of America and other parts of the world.
You can follow the daily activities of the 180th Annual Session on the official website of the United Methodist Church of Liberia: www.liberiaunitedmethodistchurch.org